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  • Bonnie says:

    You do beautiful work. I love so many pieces better after painting. Well done, well said. All the best.

  • Susan Beierle says:

    I used to be a hater, but let’s face it; painting furniture has come a long way! It looks professional, whereas back in the day it just looked painted. And I love, love, love your work. My favorite, however, is when you keep a drawer or legs, etc., original when the wood is pretty – guess I can’t completely let the pretty wood go! Ha!

    • Dani's Vintage Designs says:

      Hi Susan! To hear you say that you were a hater and then that you love my work is such a huge compliment. Thank you so much. And if the wood is nice underneath I like to opt for that wood and paint combo every now and again 🙂

  • Carolyn says:

    Bravo!!

  • Shirley says:

    My mom gave us her old dresser set which she had painted black 33 years ago. I thought it was terrible that she had painted it, so I stripped and stained it. Now, I have painted quite a few old pieces and I love them. She was way ahead of her time! Although, she had since then, stripped and beautifully stained many antiques.

    • Dani's Vintage Designs says:

      That’s such a neat story! I’m sure back then it was crazy weird to see painted furniture. I’ve had magazine pages sent to me of people painting their furniture in the early 1900s – the funky, retro paint colors included. It’s always been a thing. Social media and Pinterest have helped pave the way to make it more known and accepted. Happy for it because it helped me to be intrigued by it all and start up a business! Stripping and staining is nice too – all depending on the person’s preference. So much work though 😐

  • Annabeth Zulkoskey says:

    Hi Dani,
    Your third comment is how I feel about those antiques I have in my own home. So many of these pieces would otherwise end up in the garbage. You give them a new life and beauty you can’t see in all the brown. Even my own 1960’s green stained antiques look better then their brown originals. Keep up the great work. A-bZ

    • Dani's Vintage Designs says:

      Thank you so much for your support! And I’ve seen photos of your green stained antiques, they look so cool!

  • Katie says:

    Thank you for saying out loud! It’s ok to paint and it’s ok to not paint. There is enough furniture in all the houses, in all the land for everyone to have what they like.

    • Dani's Vintage Designs says:

      Hi Katie! Thank you for reading! I’m sure you go through the same thing on the regular being in the furniture painting business 🙂 And that is so true, Amen to that!

  • GiGi’s babies says:

    So perfectly said, every single point! I had a similar conversation with my kitchen reno guy. He is a furniture/cabinet maker. He taught himself from the age of 10 yo. He would go with his mom to antique sales, and started restoring small chairs, caning, refinishing, etc. When I spoke of the chalk paint craze he was appalled saying he could never paint over beautiful wood. But when I see some of the poor conditions of some of the pieces I see on IG, there clearly is no other choice. What I love most is that it truly is an art, and I love seeing the different interpretations of each piece. Thanks for sharing!👏

    • Dani's Vintage Designs says:

      That’s such an intriguing story! I totally appreciate all the work people do to build and restore pieces as well, it’s a whole different type of art – one that is even harder to master than painting furniture. I appreciate it all. Some wood just can’t be salvaged and must be painted to look nice with all the damage. Thank you so much for reading and your reply!

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