A Quick Recap… the Lost Files

Ugh.. well it’s muggy and hot here in Virginia, which is so much fun when you are trying to paint outside! On a personal note my youngest daughter just graduated from 5th grade! As I was sitting in the audience I heard a lady tell her hubby how glad she was brought her tissues… I thought “what a sap”… I had no idea that I would get so emotional and have to work hard to hold back those tears! Seriously you just never know what is going to get to you I guess! Last day of school for her is today… YAY!

Well I think I might have mentioned that I had finished some pieces before Lucketts but I hadn’t had time to write a post on them yet… well here they are! I only had maybe one photo of each piece because I was rushing around like a mad woman and forgetting things too!

I had this set of French armchairs, I had already recovered 2 of them (you can check them out here)


I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVED these chairs! Very feminine and hip, the color looks fuchsia because it is a crappy cell phone pick, it was really more hot pink!!

Refinished uphosltered French chairs script upholstery

And the FABULOUS coordinating back! I hope the young lady who bought these didn’t upset her fiancé too much Winking smile


This was an awesome buffet with a quartz top… super heavy… SO didn’t want to have to bring this home!

We painted it up in Dustin Gulf Green CeCe Caldwell paint. No picture of the inside but I painted the drawer fronts Old White and added label holders to them… they were very cute! The lady who bought this was jumping up and down with her mom when they spotted it, I’m guessing it was perfect for her?!

Painted vintage buffet in Destin Gulf green

This used to be our buffet, I loved it for about 12 years and then I wanted needed something “new”…


This is the best picture I could find! I painted it in Pittsburg Gray CeCe Caldwell paint… yummy! The couple who bought it were so happy it would fit in their car so they could take it home! I’m glad it will find a new home to be loved in!

Painted vintage buffet in Pittsburg gray

These are nice right? Well… cane was in excellent condition, they had nice lines and it was a pair…

I spray primed them white then sprayed them Rustoleum Heirloom White. Made new covers for the seats… BAM! instant update!

Painted cane barrel back chairs

Great vintage washstand, crappy old shelf liner…


One coat of Old White, heavy distressing, top coated it with Watco Danish Oil in Dark Walnut and got this result… I will definitely try that process again! The lady who bought this had the CUTEST baby… I hope she will love this for many years to come!

Painted vintage washstand bar

Cute little bookcase, quick update with French Linen and Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I just loved the details on this piece… I really wanted to keep it!

Painted bookcase in ASCP Old White and French Linen

New construction table, painted with some Oops paint in grey, used Valspar black for the stencil. This was going to be used as a desk for some lucky kid! I think he must have a lot of homework Surprised smile

Painted grey table with stencil

Last but not least the birdcage chandelier… basically I bought a birdcage and chandelier at auction (separately), sprayed the brass chandelier black, the birdcage silver, drilled holes in the chandelier and added some bling… done! A cute couple bought it for their foyer, how fun is that!

Custom made birdcage chandelier

Hope you enjoyed my random pieces!

Until next time!

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A Delicious Buffet

Good news! I remembered to take “before” photos! Lots of them! Lucky you huh?


Super great buffet with lots of detail and sexy legs…


The photos make it look like it was in better shape than it was…

Don’t get mad that I painted it please… It really had a lot of scratches and the finish was extremely brittle, it could have been used as it was, it was gorgeous, but I knew it could be oh so much better…

I sanded the top to the bare wood (yup, no stripping, I told you I hate to use stripper )


Can you see how gorgeous the top WILL be? Oh, I can!


It’s a little dusty but well on it’s way! Just look at that grain!

For the cabinet part of the buffet I first cleaned it really good with a mixture of TSP and water to remove any dirt or residue. Then I used a paint that my local Benjamin Moore dealer (Virginia Paint) carries called Cabinet Coat. Can I just take a moment to tell you how MUCH I love this paint?! I used it for the first time about 3 years ago when I painted my kitchen cabinets. This paint holds up like a CHAMP, no chips, scratches etc. It dries SUPER fast and has some magical (yup…that’s my word for it) properties that makes it even out when you paint with it. It gets even better ya’ll…it DOES NOT require a primer.. What?!!! The only “problem” with this paint is that it can only be tinted in light to pastel colors.. so no dark colors for this paint! I went with a very light grey for this piece and I used a dark glaze over the paint in order for all of those yummy details to really POP!

So after much of my BLAH.. BLAH.. BLAHING… Here she it in all her purdiness!


Can you see how he glaze brought out all of those details?


The knobs are the originals, with the original finish and they are great!

I stained the top with Special Walnut by Minwax and applied two coats of wax as a protectant…

Wait for this shot of the top, OMG it is so darn GORGEOUS!


I think you need to see a shot from the other side because of this crazy gorgeous grain!


Do you see how that grain is now a show stopper?


I just love this buffet and I was sad to see her go, but she was promised to another.. such a sad love story for me…but a happy ending for her new owner who is thrilled to have her and thinks she is gorgeous!
I want to take a second to send a special shout out to my client Stacy who trusted me enough to buy this buffet sight unseen (ok, so maybe she had a cell phone picture…) and then pretty much let me do what I wanted to the piece! Thank goodness she loves it! Whew!!

What do you think? After seeing the “after” photo’s are you still upset that I painted her… ‘cause she looks very happy to me?!

Thanks for stopping by!

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