I learned something very, VERY valuable at my Annie Sloan workshop. When painting stained furniture from the 30's and 40's use a coat of Zinsser Shellac to seal up the stain and prevent bleed through. For some reason the stain used during this time always bleeds through paint.
Great stuff by Sharon Ward Re Griffiths - thanks for sharing.‘Finished in Annie Sloan Country grey and Cream, distressed and Waxed’
If I ever want new furniture, this is a great idea of how to re-invent without have to purchase new!
check out the wall letter - painted and you can add buttons instead of polka dots