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Today everyone is loving painted furniture.  Do It Yourselfer's are chalk painting themselves into color heaven.

I have seen perfectly wonderful antique pieces turned into coats of of many colors. I am not saying I don't like this trend..I actually do, with some reservations.  I like pieces which have seen "better days" being given a new lease on life. I find the creativity fascinating and inspirational.  I have painted damaged and rejected tables, chairs, shelves and beds for years.

What I am not fond of, is when a perfectly good and lovely antique is given a bath in chalk paint.  I love the look of old wood which has the patina of age and history layered on its surface like a fine coat of memory.

So, as for me, I will be painting my dumpster finds and leaving my oak, cherry, walnut and some aged pine to the gentle touch of a good dusting. 

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