Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Little Project

I am ashamed to say I bought this buffet about 15 years ago and planned on refinishing it at the time. So here I am, 15 years later and it’s finished! TA DA!! See, it’s NEVER too late! I loved adding the appliqu├ęs and glass knobs; it makes the piece have so much more character! I worked on it right in the middle of my living room, rolling the primer and paint. This was a gutsy move on my part, tempting the fates with a HOUSE SHOWING which actually did happen the next day and I had to hurriedly put it back together and shove it back in the corner!





26 comments:

CIELO said...

Oh wow, Vickie, how beautiful that is... a piece of art all worth the time and effort. You did a great job! Isn’t white paint wonderful?

Have a great day

cielo

Donna Lynn said...

Victoria,
This turned out so great! White painted furniture is so wonderful, I really do hate dark wood, I do not have a resessive wood gene...I think only men have that gene! Keep painting out the darkness, and into the light! YEA! I must say, great job on your staging! :)
xxoo, Donna Lynn

Shabby Addict said...

Thanks for the compliments on my buffet, but I have to say, yours is AMAZing! I love it! It was refreshing to see how something so plain with straight lines could be transformed to something so fresh and full of character! Absolutely beautiful. I also appreciated your ode to Rachel Ashwell. I have yet to see the videos. Would you recommend them?

Rachel said...

It looks a lot better now...like it actually belongs, instead of being a poor neglected piece of furniture.

It has new life in time for Tennessee! :~)

Elizabeth said...

That is so pretty!!! I love white furniture,but I have a hard time convincing my husband of it sometimes. You did a fabulous job!!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Victoria,
What a difference the white paint made with that buffet. It looks so pretty. I can't wait to hear about your new house in Franklin. You have got to show us pics. Thanks for your sweet and thoughtful posts the past couple of days. They really mean a lot. Thanks for your prayers. He heard you!!

Hugs,
LeAnn :}

Diana Lyn said...

Oh My Victoria,
How Lovely that is, Is it forsale? Just Kidding! Thank you for today, and I know God has a wonderful Plan for you in Tennessee,I know you will be Truly Missed here! Love your displays and your Daughter is Beautiful! thnaks for Blogging with me! Hugs~ Diana Lyn

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Victoria, please stop back....I left you something..

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Sue said...

It looks fantastic,I bet you are pleased you finished it now!
Sue

Ann said...

Changing the color to white makes it so much lovelier and adds a little whimsical feel to it.

Nice work... I like seeing things get wonderful transformations.

So nice of you to share and inspire us to be as daring and patient.

Donna Lynn said...

What a wonderful day of laughter, some sun, cleaning, organizing, throwing out, and general girlfriend time! Thanks so much for the cheese and crakers, boxwoods, roses, daylilies, etc.etc. It was great...XXOO,
BFF Donna Lynn

Cottage Way of Life said...

That buffet looks AWESOME the way you did it. It's like a breath of fresh air.

Thanks for posting about RA new DVD. I will have to look into it. She once bought a pink princess shelf from me, and featured it in her show. I wonder if it's on there. It was pretty exciting at the time. :)

Have a good weekend,
Sarah

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Vickie it's BEAUTIFUL! You did a great job. After I painted my china cabinet white, I wanted to paint EVERYTHING in the house white! LOL. White paint makes everything look cleaner and bigger! xo ~ Joy J

Nermal and Kitty said...

You are one talented lady! Everything you've shown has been great. Those appliques really set it off. Smart girl! Luv, Nerm

Retro Heart said...

Victoria, It is so nice to meet you. Thank You for leaving me a comment. I am Nerm and Kitty Daughter and sister. I love them to death and they have so much fun blogging that I wanted to join in. I am not very good at it though. I dont post very often and have not left many comments for people. But I am turning a new leaf and am going to do better this week. Tell your daughter she is going to love Nashville.

Diana Lyn said...

Victoria! We missed you so much on our trip! Next one your Comin! XXOO Diana lyn

Donna said...

Oh, wow, Victoria - this came out great!! Well worth the 15 year wait (hee hee!!).. See, yours has the graceful cottage/shabby shape... My pieces, I fear, are still prim/country pieces, even after all the white paint, appliques, and glass knobs! Anyhow, LOVE it!!!... Donna

Cottage Way of Life said...

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. :)

-Sarah

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow, that buffet if fabulous. Maybe sometime you could give us a little tutoring on your painting technique. Great blog!

Rosy Inspiration said...

I wanted to leave a comment last time I was here, but couldn't. So now, I wanted to tell you this is a great transformation, love the painted version for sure. Lovely piece and the things you have on top are lovely.

Joy said...

I have an old buffet that was my gma's I would love to do this too.
It turned out great!

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Wow, what a beautiful transformation! Don't you just love white furniture? I paint everything white, drives my husband crazy!

Very lovely & thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Kay

Melanie S said...

LOL! Better late than never. I have chair I started reupholstering 7 years ago and got side tracked. Just another 8 more years and it'll be done.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Victoria!
I thought I was the only one crazy enough to attempt things like that! Love your buffet, you did an incredible makeover on it!
I discovered you on dear Donna Lynn's site and HAD to stop by and say hi! Sounds like Donna is really really gonna miss you when you go to Tenn. That is a beautiful state, we love going to Gatlinburg and gettin' closer to God on one of the mountains!
Hugs, Sherry

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful! I am new to your blog... Found you through Donna Lynn. That buffet is gorgeous!
Penny

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I found your blog from Donna Lynn's. That is really an incredible job on your bureau! I love shabby chic too and have several cans of spray paint that I am hoping to use soon! There are several things I need to paint. This is great inspiration and incentive to get it done! I'll be adding your link to my favorite blogs!