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Retro Framed Chalkware Figures

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The figures were in really great shape and needed just a little touch up. The background was faded to gray.

Mel and I came across these at an antique store in San Jose. As I am sure you all know by now, I love chalkware. I can’t ever get enough chalkware pieces.

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Both figures had wear on their nose and knees.

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The figures are painted in a pearl yellow paint.

I was not aware how faded the backgrounds were until I removed the figures.

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You can see the original aqua color behind the figure.

After I repainted the backgrounds the figures pop!

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Shazam!

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These will be breathtaking when finally hung on the wall.

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9 responses »

  1. Love everything you do. You are amazing! Thanks for the eye candy!

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  2. Fabulous! Selling two C.E. Pearson original framed Thai people on ebay. One has water damage on the leg, the woman, and the matting. If they don’t sell I am going to give to my Brother in Alameda. Any advice on how to solve the copper issue? You can view them under ce pearson and I am mayakling. If you ever get a chance to look it would be great.
    Thanks so much,
    Judy

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    • Hi Judy. I’ve had a chance to look at the pieces on eBay. It appears her leg has corosive damage from moisture. If they were mine, I would take take them to a model store and try to match the copper finish to one of the model paints. It doesn’t look like you can salvage the metal.

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  3. thatmidcenturyfella

    The new teal paint really does do wonders! May I ask, do you custom airbrush or find rattle cans of vintage colors? For my projects, I’m thankful I keep left over spray paint and model paint. Vintage teals and pink paints are getting harder to find these days unless you custom order!

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  4. I have the same chalk ware pieces. However, mine have alot of chipped paint. I removed as much as I can. Is there a way I can repaint them without the chipped areas showing through? Thanks!

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