I'm usually a bit of a Craig's List junkie...
but I've not perused in a while
(like, three or four whole DAYS!)
I had BIG plans to spend the day painting...
you see, I'm *THIS* close
to finishing a giant French dresser
but this morning, I decided to have a peek on CL
and just look what I found!
There is a gorgeous mirror, too!
Very few pieces make my heart skip a beat anymore...
we purchase SO many amazing pieces
but this set was simply BEYOND
The set had been listed for a MONTH
without a single person coming to see it...
are people CRAZY??
How I missed it for that long, I'm uncertain...
but they re-listed it this morning...
and I saw it minutes later.
This set was DESTINED for us...
(doubtful that fate and destiny concern themselves with furniture purchases,
Not only is it clearly GORGEOUS,
it's also Widdecomb
Highly collectible, highly stunning!
Check out the hardware...
it's cast brass
and would you just LOOK at that hand painted detail!
We purchased this from a sweet lady and her mom
It originally belonged to the young lady's grandmother,
who purchased it new
right around WWII...
They are moving on Monday, and since they had no takers
and didn't want to see it go to Goodwill,
we got for a VERY good price!
The dilemma, of course, is to paint or not to paint...
on one hand, it would be stunning painted
on the other hand,
the original paint has so much charm and history...
Could you paint over this?
Or would you clean it up and see if you had any takers??