There is a bedroom suit upstairs that belonged to my maternal Great-Aunt Ruth Cole. She was very special to me, more than most great-aunts. After retiring from Northwest in 1963 she came to live with us. Aunt Ruth must have been in her late 60's when she retired. My third daughter is named for her—Olivia Ruth.
|Aunt Ruth Cole in the Northwest cafeteria|
in the 1960s when it was located in
the McGhee Building.
I chose a Milk Paint in Sunset mixed with a little white. Good advice came from Lumley Belle here in Senatobia. From them I purchased the paint and got a few ideas. Thanks Joshua and Joanna! Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LumleyBelleDesigns?ref=br_tf.
|Chest with painting by Northwest Art faculty|
member Lawayne House.
The mirror was really what made the piece look bad, so I found an old mirror frame that belonged to my Grandmother Dandridge and switched it out. It was probably made before or around 1900.
I'm happy with my little project. What are you doing with paint???? Chalk or milk?
All this painting has earned me a lot of hot pad time. That's OK. Gotta keep clicking along.
|Painted and distressed dresser and mirror frame.|