Friday, October 24, 2008

before and after::my buffet

this piece of furniture was GI joe husband's grandma's dresser...i wish i had a better picture of the before but i don't sorry! all you need to know is that the handles were gold and yuck and well i wasn't diggin' the wood. this has been on my to do list for a few years, and i'm just so dang excited that it's done!

i also had to paint the wall, which was the hardest thing for me to do because i don't like to paint walls but it had to be done so i did it...

it's defitnitly a step in the right direction...i still need to figure out the decorating on it and the plates but all in all, good steps in the right direction.
have a good weekend, i have a date with barbara the loner sewing machine, and star wars the clone wars is showing in our movie theater here in town so me and the kids are going to that! i may even get inspired and paint a little more...but who knows what next weeks obsession will be.

28 comments:

Aubrey said...

Good job--did you use spray paint or regular paint? I love spray paint, but it's so dang expensive compared to regular paint. I better pull out the sprayer I got for Christmas and have yet to use because I'm a little chicken.

V and Co. said...

no i painted this piece, and as a matter of fact i think i might be painting my little one's dresser too bacause it's buggin me how it looks with the spray paint. i have a air compressor now also but it's just too cold to do it outside, oh yeah and i'm scared of the blasted thing too.

Janis said...

Pretty colors - for both the buffet piece and the wall. And the paint jobs both look perfect!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It looks wonderful! I have a few pieces at my house that need some help - want to come over? blessings, marlene

Junk Sophisticate said...

It turned out beautifully! Grandma in-law would be pleased.

Candy

Tiff said...

Gorgeous! Oh my gosh you've totally inpsired me to do something similar to my ugly old dresser...
Love the color on the wall too!

Inspired Kara said...

Beautiful! What color is that? Did you put a glaze on it?

Team Clark said...

Looks amazing - i love it!

giddygoat said...

Do you ever do this for others, for money? You should.

girlsmama said...

Beautiful! As always. Your talent continues to amaze me. (And make me jealous!)

Amy said...

I found your blog through Bobbi-Jo Grunewald, and I am so glad that I did! I love all of your projects, and your decorating is inspiring! It makes me want to get the rest of my house done too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful stuff. I love it! Keep sharing!

Mrs. Trixi said...

That is an absolutely beautiful piece.

Camille said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello! I'm so glad you did, because it gave me a chance to stop by and see yours! I am so in love with that buffet, and just your style in general. Gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh I love it!! You did such an amazing job, the paint color is simply perfect, do you mind sharing what color it is and where you got it from? LOVE IT LOVE IT!!

V and Co. said...

ralph lauren kaki (ul60)
no glaze, but i'm thinking i might a little down the line...

Nicole said...

WOW!!! It looks incredible, I seriously love it. Maybe this is a weird question, but where did you end up putting it?

Nikki said...

It is beautiful! You did a great job, and I love the color.

Tanya said...

how do you do it all? i am so impressed! and i love your blog...did you know you are famous?

V and Co. said...

i put it in my dining area it's used as a buffet (where i can keep all my extra serving platers and such! love it there!!!

AHAHAhahah...ahem me famous?! hahaha! :) thanks!

another amy said...

Beautiful! Amazing blog- you are so talented! I love getting a little peak into your creative life.

Bonnie said...

Vanessa, Beautiful. Love the colors. You are a great painter and producer of beauty! I notice those days of waiting are diminishing faster and faster! Keeping busy like you do helps!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I second Tanya...that buffet should put you on the fast lane to stardom girl! I love it..and am gonna have to get a quart of that paint and put it on something. It is dressed to perfection too! I love a good redo...before/after. Glad to know I have an only child soul sister in blog land! Rofl, cherry

Jen said...

This looks amazing! I love doing projects like this. What a find. The shape is so great and the hardware you picked is perfect!

Spencer Family 6 said...

When I clicked to enlarge the photo it looked as if it could have come right out of a magazine!!! It looks that good!!!!

Marci said...

i love that...it's beeaauutiffull!!! just like everything else you do.:)

Miss Jen said...

LOVE it! You're amazing.

Liz said...

GASP!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, you are a woman after my own heart. This looks fantastic!

Amber said...

I love your wall color! Could you share what color you used :)

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