Wednesday, September 7, 2011

that chippy paint look

What is it about old chippy painted pieces that always draws me in? I love the old feel, the idea that they have been well loved and used and there is a secret history behind each piece.

I love everything about this photo, from the shape of the windows, to the vintage basket, to the old worn table. A wonderful combination of fine silver with the primitive.


Here an old worn mantle serves as a headboard.


An old chippy iron baby bed repurposed into a daybed/couch.


a simple old table.

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and a lovely bench.


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  1. Just the photo on FB drew me in and had to check out the post asap. I love chippy are so right about the old feel. Its romantic, aged, pretty, vintage and just plain yummy!

    Great visual inspiration....I just painted 2 nightstand in Olde White Chalk Paint and did it very liberal and messy so that it would chip, wear down and I will have lovely chippy pretty nightstands. Come visit my blog on Friday when I post them.

    As always I love stopping by...Ive been MIA for a bit but Im back and happy to see what your up too!

    Lucky 7 Design

  2. LOVE the old mantle as a heaboard :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm following you now too


  3. I love the weathered look! I just recently whitewashed an old headboard and sanded some of the paint off for our beach-themed guest bedroom!

    I'm subscribing so I can see your updates! Can't wait to feature you on my blog!

    -Andrea, Lexington, KY Photographer

  4. Gorgeous inspiration photos! :)


  5. Laura, I stalk articles about the house in San Francisco that the second photo is from. I love it!!! :D This is an *awesome* post. I love all things white and chippy!!!

    Ricki Jill

  6. I love that low table in front of that window....andrea @ townandprairie

  7. These photos seem so restful to me. Quite and calm. Just what I need most of the time.

  8. Oh, yes, yes, and yes! Lovely visuals, so refreshing, cool and inviting... which I certainly need on this 110+ degree day! *Whew* What I Love most about Chippy Paint now being on trend, is that those lovely aged to perfection Patinas are now being preserved and appreciated rather than stripped and painted over!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


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