Tuesday, December 2, 2008

~New and Improved~

About 3 1/2 years ago my husband and I inherited my DEAR, SWEET, ADORABLE mother-in-law's dining room furniture. Now keep in mind that this furniture is more than 60 years old(according to Bill). We had a perfectly good dining room set. Since this set had SUCH sentimental value we BEGGED for it....not sure we had too actually beg for it but it made us want it even more.

Now we have it and it is showing it's age. I wasn't sure what to do with it. My friend Kasey, Lola B's, agreed to "antique" it for us. Did it ever turn out BEAUTIFUL!!

After it was all done I went out to look for new hardware. After seeing the prices I decided to use the original hardware. I think it looks PERFECT!

Sure wish my dear in laws were still here with us. I really think my mother-in law would have loved it. (They would have also adored the cute little boy in the photo.)
I'm so happy that we were able to come up with a solution to keep this furniture. Every one of the Deitch kids seems to have a story about this furniture or it has been in some of their amazing memories.
Maybe someday one of my kids will inherit this set from us.


Kasey said...

looks great Maisy!
I can't see the table though.....

Bill Deitch said...

I can't believe you painted my parents priceless Louis XIV dining set! Wait till I get home!

Jeanneoli said...

Thanks for visiting my site. The furniture turned out great. Kasey is wonderful at giving furniture new life. Now I want to see the table.

Candy-Faith said...

Thank you so much for the comment today!!!! I love this post. The furniture is so pretty white. And I LOVE your white curtains! Im so jealous :):)