What a quiet village Warkworth turns into in January.
After the hubbub of December with the Festival, Late Night Shopping, and well, just Christmas in general, we take a quiet step back in the New Year. A bit of solitude before the Spring months.
With that, I took it upon myself to finish a couple of projects.
Up first was a small cabinet that I purchased at an auction. It was advertised as a telephone table, probably because it was full of telephone books.
Once I got it to the store, cleaned it up and opened it, I found the copper and an original sticker and stamp from the company that made it.
As soon as I saw the copper, I knew it was a humidor.
With some research (thank you google) I was able to confirm my assumption. It is indeed a humidor. Specifically, a smoker stand with optional copper lined humidor. Made from walnut and in great need of a makeover. It was made by The Middlesex Furniture Company between 1950-65.
I took inspiration from the blue in the original logo of the company. I went with Country Chic's Midnight Sky for the body of the cabinet then used a natural wax on it with some black wax to give it depth.
I gave the humidor a light wet distressing to add depth and character to it. It turned out quiet handsomely and is an eye catcher.
Once the humidor was finished it was time to move onto a small marble top side table.
This piece was pretty straight forward. I pulled the grey from the marble to match with a paint. I used Hula Hoop by Country Chic and it created a perfect balance of light and dark.
I finished the table with a natural wax and it's all ready for its next home too.
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.