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Gorgeous Old Paint

Color on old painted surfaces seems extra intense.

Gorgeous Old Paint

This type of chipped painted surface holds my interest and takes me in. The lure of antiques is similar in that they have a past and sometimes pull you into their mysteries. The texture and vibrancy of chipped paint on wood is especially entrancing and seems oddly luxurious even in its state of disrepair. Maybe that's part of it. Maybe it seems to be living the high life with its clearly sordid or at least rich past. Not sure. Locks, bolts and keyholes seem extra intriguing too. I bought a couple pairs of old painted doors that are gorgeous in color because of this minor obsession. I've displayed them in various apartments and even hung a set in my last apartment's kitchen. They have depth and character besides astonishing color.

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