If you've visited my blog much at all, you know that I LOVE antiques. My husband and I have collected and inherited a houseful of beautiful wood furniture and have no problem mixing birds' eye maple
with quarter-sawn oak
and even rose wood:
We appreciate the characteristics of the wood, like the grain and aged patina, so painting wood is almost blasphemous to us! However we had this one little tobacco humidor that we bought at a yard sale in Alpharetta, Georgia many years ago when we were first married just because we liked it--and we could afford it:
It had been painted, we stripped it, and I always wanted to repaint it rather than try to get the trim perfectly stripped and sanded--too much work for me! My hubby finally agreed I could paint it. So I DID!
It went from looking like this in the To this:
corner of my office:
We both agreed it was a refreshing improvement!