Wednesday, April 24, 2013

teal buffet

I've never really put too much stock into the saying, "Too much of a good thing."  Probably because I've never had to (except for when I occasionally gorge eat a little too much at my favorite Mexican restaurant).   

My mom recently told me that someone had once said to never turn a hobby into a business.  When I saw my first furniture blog I was inspired and knew this is what Heavenly Father wanted me to do at this time in my life.  

 I did it because it made me happy.
  I did it because it relieved stress.
  I did it because it made me feel good about myself.

  I love the feeling of a brush in my hand and the feeling of transforming something unwanted into something beautiful again (I have a thing for the ugly duckling!).  

Because of the wonderful support and enthusiasm you all have shown this "business" of mine has  been keeping me very busy!  I love helping others love their furniture again and seeing the excitement when wonderful ladies (and a few gentlemen) walk into my shop and see their finished piece.  But, it has also taken over a good share of my time and has become stressful (only because I am a HUGE type A personality! Perfectionism anyone?  Control freak anyone?).  Well, I've had too much of a good thing for right now!

I am going to take a little break in May (partly because I am switching shops and partly because I need to for me).   I hope those of you that follow along don't abandon me! :)

I have done so many custom orders in the last month that I chose to do this buffet (I told you I have a thing for them!) how I wanted without worrying if it was going to sell or not!  It was so liberating! 

Sorry, I made you read this dissertation to get to the pictures, but I just thought I needed to do a little e'splanin. ;)


The lady who was selling this is moving to Hawaii (poor gal), so had to get rid of almost everything she had.  She was very motivated (wink, wink).  

This was a custom color I had my local Sherwin Williams mix for me.  It really does pay to be friends with your local paint guy/gal (mainly because you can stand over their shoulder while they are mixing and tell them more of this or more of that!).


Such sweet little knobs. 

I decided to leave the legs wood to compliment the top and I'm so glad I did!  They are so gorgeous in Dark Walnut! :)

 This is the color it really is.  And, I am totally swooning over these details!  

 I thought about peeling this veneer, but decided to leave it.  I love how crackly it looks-it compliments this piece so well!

This buffet was featured by Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Clydia @Three Mango Seeds
Abbie @ Five Days Five Ways
Kathryn @ The Dedicated House
Ann @ Stylish Once Again
Mary @Boogie Board Cottage

Thank you ladies!

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  1. You did a fabulous job, once again frugally taking a somewhat ugly (well it wasn't but you know what I mean) and making it into a colorful and fun beauty!

    I don't "do" color in my world but it sure is fun to SEE it in all its glory!

    Well done!!

    Good luck getting your well-deserved break!

  2. This is so unique how you left the legs wood! It came out so cool.
    Good for you for taking a break!

  3. Hi, Your piece turned out real pretty. I think that you'll find we are all still here when you return from your break. Enjoy...Connie

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job on this piece. Love it!


  5. You did a great job! I look the buffet! I'm your newest follower:)

  6. Oh you lucky woman! I've been wanting a buffet like that for some time now. You did a gorgeous job and I really love the color. XOXO, Clydia

  7. Lisa
    So pretty! I love how it came out. I think the texture is awesome. I also like the interesting paint job with adding in the white.
    I'm visiting you today from Hepworth's. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

  8. I've been looking for a big buffet like that forever! (I don't have anywhere to put it but I'd find a place!!!) In all the years, I've never come across one...well, one that was the right price. ;)
    I love what you did with it! The color is gorgeous. Details, gorgeous.
    I loved your little dissertation described me! ;) Stressed out trying to do it all, control it all and do it all perfectly and timely (yesterday). So I can sooo relate! ;)
    Thanks for linking up this gorgeous piece at Project Inspire{d} this week!

  9. SO gorgeous. This is VERY similar to ASCP Aubusson Blue and I'm stoked now to try it out on something! Hope it turns out as beautiful as this buffet! New follow from Shades of Blue!

  10. Hi, I'm Mary (The Old Elf)and I do not post many comments to blogs I follow, but I wanted to say that you do fine work. I commend you on taking the time off in May to do some things that need to be done and to take TIME for YOURSELF! I too used to be (I'm almost 73 now) a lot like you (I worked in a law office) and it does you no good to wear yourself out so thin that you lose pleasure in what you are doing. So I hope to see you return refreshed and calm within your spirit and looking forward to some more of your other projects (if you decide that you want to return). GOD bless and RELAX!

  11. Deelight-ful! Too bad all of that nasty old furniture couldn't go to Hawaii. Awww.

    Just came across your blog thru Crafty Texas Girls and I will spend more time here today. I am right with you on the love of creating furniture and I'm thinking about possibly getting a bit more "businessy" about it myself.

    I hope your May hiatus is restorative and refreshing.

  12. Wow, what a transformation...♥ it!

  13. Very pretty! Love it!...Christine

  14. I like the mix of wood and blue for the feet of this piece of furniture! So unique!

  15. So pretty! I hope you enjoy your time off and get refreshed!

    1. Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  16. Wow! Great transformation. I like the dark walnut on the legs. Lovely color too. You take all the time you need. We'll still be here when you get back. :-) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  17. I can't stop staring at those beautiful legs!

  18. The buffet turned out very pretty. You've been cranking out so many beautiful pieces I was amazed you could get so much done. Sorry you are feeling overwhelmed. Have a restful break. I'll be waiting when you get back :) Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


  19. Gorgeous redo! I love the mix of white and that shade of blue just stands out.

  20. Love that blue! So pretty... I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

  21. I LOVE this color! It's absolutely gorgeous!

    I found you via the PoPP and now I'm a new follower. I would love for you to come visit me at

    1. Thank you so much Susan! I will be sure to stop by! :)

  22. Wow, this looks awesome! Love the color. You did a great job. Just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Happy Friday!!

  23. I love the color! You did an amazing job! You will be one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House which is live now. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. It really turned out pretty. I love the color.
    Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays!


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