Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Restored & Distracted

I'll have to make this short and sweet today and I'll tell you why.  Well, I'll show you first.
A little, bitty, 8 week old adorable tyrant named Pepper has moved in.  She wants to snuggle, she wants me to play with her like her litter mates used to, she wants to climb up me.  She makes it tough to get much accomplished, but she makes my heart happy. 

Luckily before we got Pepper I managed to work on and complete a buffet.  Remember this 1930's era buffet?

She was so, so sad.  Her top veneer was totally wrecked, well, really all of of her veneer was a total mess.  Some of her trim pieces were missing.  The drawer glides were so worn down that the drawers no longer lined up well enough to close correctly.  But what was there had such pretty detail.  I imagine this once was a stunning piece.  So, we reworked the glides, patched the veneer, sanded a lot, used Kwik Wood to replace a couple of missing swirls.  Thank you Annie Sloan for Chalk Paint!  Here she is today,

in all her Duck Egg/Old White loveliness.  We decided to celebrate her imperfections and pretty much used 1 coat of duck egg so we could distress her quite a bit.  The top was no longer stainable so it got the same treatment.  I love the contrast on the details.

Duck Egg is absolutely one of my favorite colors.  This piece will be for sale at the Prairie Pickers & Peddlers Market here in Omaha. 
I'm hoping she appeals to someone, but if not she sure is appealing to me. 

Have a super week!  I'm off to snuggle little Pepper for a bit!
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  1. Love the two colors of the buffet, and Pepper is totally adorable!

  2. Pepper is a sweety! Hey....did you change your wallpaper recently?? This is adorable!

  3. gorgeous, love that blue! Her swirls are so pretty!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I really love that color!

  5. You totally made this as pretty as it could possibly be. I love the way you highlighted the little curvy pieces ... that was so clever!


  6. This is just gorgeous! Love the color. Visiting from MMS. I have a link party going all weekend, would love if you could link up! -K

  7. This is gorgeous! Thanks for the comments on my blog! Nice job!

  8. Visiting from MMS and just love this buffet. I haven't tried Duck Egg Blue yet but after seeing your piece I must order some. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow, simply divine! And, Pepper...what a cutie! Found you via Redoux. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/few-finished-projects.html

  10. Pepper looks as cute and impish as can be! The buffet turned out wonderful, it has such lovely lines.

  11. Hi Deb! You have just been awarded with the Versatile Blogger Award! Your blog is an inspiration. To find out more about this award check out this post: http://perfectimperfectionsbyjeanne.blogspot.com/2011/09/versatile-blogger-award.html

  12. stopping by from aweemeenit.blogspot.com
    I am a new follower and a fellow lover of ASCP!
    Great job!!

  13. Gorgeous! Trying to decide on an ASCP color for my first time using it and duck egg blue is a top contender.


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