paint, furniture, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Painted furniture is used extensively. Many beautiful pieces are displayed in every furniture store. They are expensive. There is no reason why any homemaker cannot have equally attractive kitchen, porch, bedroom or dining room furniture if she is willing to take the time to find out how to redecorate it and will work carefully to carry out the details. The woman who has some training in handling paints will get the best results, however the untrained woman can do very well. The greatest care must be used in selecting the decoration after the furniture is painted. The decoration must be subordinate to the furniture on which it is used. Good looking furniture at a reasonable cost is worth thinking about.
Wilder, Susan Z., "Possibilites of a Can of Paint" (1924). SDSU Extension Circulars. 216.