One of the things I got from my parents' home was a chest of drawers that has a story of its own. I painted it -- it is now its third color -- in two tones of blue. This chest was part of a bedroom set my parents bought when they married, and it probably came from Sears. That makes it an antique, I suppose, purchased in the '40s.
The bedroom set was originally a mahogany color, and when I was a teenager it was passed on to me, and I painted it apple green to match the wallpaper in my bedroom. When I left home, my mother reclaimed it and painted it a peach color. I photographed the knobs before I finished this new incarnation of the chest, as a reminder of its history.