Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stenciling on Furniture and Some DIY

A little remodeling is taking place at our house this week.  We had some of the furniture backed up to one another and pushed out of the way and I walked by this secretary and did a double take.

 There is an original stencil marking this piece on the back.  I didn't know it was there.  I suppose this was a manufactured piece and this was just a way to mark it.  It probably dates from the 1900's. Did anyone know that they marked American furniture in this way?  I don't know much about it but, thought it was neat, since these stencils are showing up  every where.  

So, I have some wonderful new furniture that is "new" to me and all I wanted in my old living room (which is now my dining room) was a new floor, BUT Hubs, who is a weekend warrior (which now, in our older age, is more like a week long warrior on "staycation") has my dining room looking like this..... 
.....I went and got some new Swiffer dusters.....and Swiffer wet mopy things.......I hope it helps.
Sherry
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12 comments:

Martha said...

Remodels are messy but always fun in the end! :) Looking forward to the results :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Sherry: I'm glad to see that you have one of those workers too. So sweet, so loving, but so slow!!! Happy Wednesday..Judy

Gretchen said...

I'm sure your new dining room is going to look great! Why can't these guys move as fast as we want them to?

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like a big project, and I know it will be great!

Wild Oak Designs said...

I can't wait to see what you will do with the room! How exciting!! To redo a room (and a lot of work too) but I know I will love it...
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Rainbow Gatherer said...

lovely blog =)
I'll be happy if you check my blog too=)

Susan said...

Good luck with your DIY project!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love old furniture and have since I was in my late 20's, I use to have all old furniture in every room of my house. I am missing that pie safe and I had an old secretary also like the one turned around.

be glad you have a handy man , we all could use one LOL
I know your dining room will be fabulous when completed

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am anxiously awaiting the room reveal....I have a couple of pieces with those markings...aren't they great...I guess until now we just never appreciated or noticed them.....Fabulous pieces!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sherry - great find! I know how it is to go through such remodeling - when my husband was fixing the plaster on the walls dust was everywhere! I called the house the dust bowl - it was all worth it in the end! Have a great day,
kathy

Cynthia said...

This looks like a neat piece. Good luck with the project and I can't wait to see the end result!

Cynthia

suzyq said...

I've had a couple of pieces with stencils too - also found out I had a
Larkin once - apparently extremely rare furniture - so exciting!
Your newest follower - would love to have you follow back
Hugs,
Suzan

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