First, there is this corner cupboard. It is painted a dark brown, probably an "antiqued" finish to make it look like wood. In a former life, it was apparently green because green paint is peeking out here and there. What do you think I should do with it? Options are paint it a different color, use a crackle finish on it, strip it back to natural wood (I think it's pine or poplar, hard to be sure but it's very light so probably not oak)? Or....any ideas? And if paint it the choice, what color? I read about an interesting way to do the crackle finish on this blog and I'd like to try it, although I'd want to try something small first to make sure I get it right.
Second is the little porcelain top kitchen table I posted photos of a couple weeks ago. After much debate and testing, we used gel stripper on it to get the paint off of the porcelain. It worked great. The base also had that fake-wood paint finish on them, so Larry has stripped them to this point:
Now, what to do? Give the base a light sanding and leave it with this chippy look (which I kinda like)?
Paint it back to the original, which seems to have been white legs and a pale green on the rest? Or finish stripping it down to the wood and stain it? I like that it still has the "Sellers" label on it--Sellers made kitchen cabinets like the Hoosier cabinets. The drawer is missing but I have a lead on one that might work. Or we'll make one.
Last is this doll cradle. I thought it would sell in my booth, but it's been there for months and no takers and the price is certainly right. Would a new coat of paint in a different color help? Or crackle finish? Strip it? or send it to the consignment auction and forget it?
The phone lines are open and waiting (figuratively speaking) for your comments now!
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