While at my Dad's house the other day I was rooting around and tidying up a linen closet, I found a box of my mother's craft/knitting booklets. The one above caught my eye. I figure it was from the late 60's or early 70's.
It showed you how to turn a 'handsome chest and mirror' (or 'a sad old relic') into
this above! A miracle done with painting! Or, you can turn an 'old round dining room
table' into a coffee table.....again with paint. And how about those old wooden chairs...
a coat of paint and some stenciling and voila! Brand new!!!
Nowadays this would be sacrilegious and unheard of.......to even 'touch' anything 'old'
and alter the 'patina' in any way. How the 'value' of things will change over time.