Monday, September 12, 2011

Tick Tock, Tick Tock....

Do you hear that?  No, well it's the clock chipping away at all my remaining time to complete projects before Prairie Pickers & Peddlers Market!  WooHoo/Ackkkk!  I'm so excited I can hardly stand it one minute and scared spitless that I won't have everything ready to go the next. Or worse yet, we'll be ready and no one will show up!  I know, pessimism is sooo becoming.  I'm going with WooHoo!

So, without further ado, and no properly staged photos, I give you my latest completion (happy sigh inserted here).  You saw this sneak peak last week I believe.
This is part of a set that I found on CL a couple of month's back.  There will be a table and 6 chairs painted to coordinate sometime in the near future.  I used ASCP "Old Ochre" this time.  This 1930's era buffet was in pretty good condition.  Some scratches, and part of the pretty scroll was broken off, but we had all the pieces and repairs went smoothly.  It is a heavy, heavy solid piece, with lovely turned legs and some neat detailing on the drawers and door fronts.  Want to see it all dolled up again?

Sorry for the non-beauty shots, but twilight was upon us and I needed to get this big girl finished up and drop clothed to join her ghostly friends so I could start work on the next piece. 

Some of the original hardware was broken so we decided to go with all new, though I'm hanging onto the old stuff to hopefully use on some other projects.  I picked out these cute little leaf drop pulls because I think it will look kind of cool with the table and chair set when I get those chairs reupholstered in the retro vibe fabric I've chosen. And they mimic the beautiful leaf carvings in the backboard.  Want to see even more detail work on the fronts?

Lovely huh?  I thought about pulling out the dark wax to highlight these features, but opted instead to keep the paint lighter and unmuddied (is that a word), so I lightly sanded the raised edges to create an outline effect.

So now she'll join her shrouded friends for a month until the Big Event!  In the meantime you'll find me covered in paint mishaps and sanding dust working on another big gal.  Keep checking back because I hope to be rolling these out pretty fast here!
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Have a wonderful, blessed week!


  1. It's so gorgeous! You lucky girl...I've been looking for a piece like that on the CL in my area. No such luck yet! Good Luck at your sale! XOXO

  2. It's just beautiful....I absolutely love it -- one of my favorites yet!

  3. wow- that piece is stunning! the hardware on this one really looks like jewelry. just so pretty!

  4. This buffet is absolutely gorgeous! Such pretty details!

  5. GORGEOUS and the hardware is absolutely PERFECT!

  6. Oooohhh, absolutely STUNNING!! I'm glad you kept her lighter looking...I'm not a huge fan of dark waxed pieces...perhaps because MINE always come out looking DIRTY. This is beautiful!!

  7. Looks beautiful...loved the stained top.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful, are doing a great job with all your pieces. Just keep the WooHoo going!!!!

  9. The dark finish and Old Ochre is a gorgeous contrast. Good luck at your event and thank you so much for the comment! :)

    Shari @

  10. Just gorgeous! I recently did a piece (hutch) with white paint and a walnut top - I love the contrast.


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