Friday, June 14, 2013

Proof of Life

Where are the easy, breezy days of Summer??  Really, where?  Somehow it seems like we just got stuck on that May schedule (chaos) and have never moved on.  My girls seem well rested and have carved out ample amounts of 'down time'.  Say what?!  Anyway, to prove that I am alive and kickin' over here I'll do a quick reveal.  This piece has been done for a month, but I've still not managed to get a decent photo of it, so I'll just give you one more of the cruddy phone photos.  But it still counts right? Right.

Almost the day after I got this buffet I was slapping paint on it.  It's a grand old Drexel with a few years on it.  I'd say judging by the pickled oak finish it was from sometime in the late 70's early 80's.  It is one heavy babe, and so well made.  As much as I love rescuing the much abused piece of furniture and turning it around, sometimes it is pure bliss to be able to just wipe it down and bust out the paint cans.  The top was sanded and re stained in an English Chestnut stain by Minwax.  The handles have an almost copper finish/patina on them and I love how that top pulls that whole look together.  The body is Old Ochre and just a tiny bit of light distressing to show off some of the trim.  Lots of storage in this baby.  I think of this as a great media console, though obviously it would work wonderfully in a Dining Room.  For now, it's for sale...unless I can talk the Mr. into a new Big screen for the wall upstairs, Ha!

I'm working several custom orders, and a few smaller paint projects of mine.  It's a busy time, but life is good and sleep is over rated!  Right?

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there.  Most especially my Dad, who is an incredible inspiration to me every day, and to the Mr. who is such an amazing Dad to his three Princesses.  I love him to pieces!!



  1. Hi Deb!
    I would want to keep that one too.
    I know what you mean about being busy!
    Hope you have a great summer,

  2. it looks gorgeous!!!! love the wood top.... and summer just started here. WAAAH!

  3. What a great buffet! And it really is nice to work on a piece that doesn't need so much time and effort. They don't come along very often. ... Super busy here too, but I get cranky from lack of sleep!

  4. This piece was a great one alone just to start with. Drexel Heritage stuff is all over my house. Love it.


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