The last couple of weeks have been busy ones! I have been working on at least 8 different projects. As I have said before "always something creative going on in my head!" It seems I can almost finish one project and already I am thinking about the next. In all of this "creative chaos", I have also managed to find some more great finds to add to the 101 project list! I just can't seem to help myself. I do have to say at least they do eventually get finished!
In my quest as of late,I have been looking to find a dresser to replace the one I have in my master bedroom. As I was searching I came across something else that I fell in love with! As I was clicking through all the listings of furniture on Craigslist, a picture of the most divine piece of furniture popped up on my screen! I felt my mouth water and my heart swoon...I felt giddy... I had to have this exquisite...buffet?! I know, you all are thinking..."wait wasn't she just searching for a dresser?" This is a great question. How did I go from dresser to buffet? Well that is the funny thing about Craigslist, you just never know what your going to find. The price on this beautiful antique buffet was a "GREAT" price! I just now needed to convince Mr. Wonderful that I...aahem...(excuse me) WE needed to have this gorgeous, antique buffet in our dining room. So I called him and what a great husband I have, the only question he ever asks is "how much is it?" My answer is always "the right price and it will work in our budget". Feels great to know he trust's my instincts on what works and how I design our home. I truly feel blessed!
So, back to my buffet. It is beautiful...distressed, curvy details, and the original hardware. I love it! The only thing I am contemplating is changing the color to be a little more white, it now is more of a beige white and with my (so over it!) yellow walls (this is a whole other post, be forewarned) and white furniture I think it needs to be lighter and still be distressed. I love that the paint is so old, cracking and peeling...love distress! With all the boys I have in this house, distress is good! It keeps me from being stressed and I don't have to worry about it having a nick, dent or chip on it.
I have to say that buying this buffet has truly been a blessing! I have also made a new friend in finding this. Her name is Cathi and we have a lot in common. Not only did I buy the buffet, but she gave me an even greater discount on it. So generous. She wanted to say "thank you" to my husband for serving our country in the Air Force and me for being the support behind him in our home. This moved my husband and I, you could see how important this was to her and her husband. Thank you Cathi. She also gave me an old stand and a very cute metal flower basket for the wall. In a future post you will hear more on this new friend and her amazing husbands creations with woodworking. Wow, little did I know that finding this beautiful buffet would also lead me to a great new friend! God does bless us with new friendships at certain times of our lives, how grateful I am.
The sweet hanging wall basket and some (real)
pink baby roses I bought for a great price at Trader Joes.
Here is the cute stand she gave me.
Some new paint, remove the decoupage and add some rope
molding where there is metal molding. Should be even cuter!
Here are some of the other good deals I found.
Love this shelf! I am thinking painting it more of a cream white than this soft yellow. Found this at Ross. The adorable bunnies were a find at Michaels on sale.
Sequined glass bunny was 40% off, I paid only $5.99!
Sweet moss bunnies. They were only $2.39 each!
Whimsy and fun 12x12 scrapbook paper 4 for a $1 at Michaels!
Normally $.59 each, another great find!
Little birdies I bought for only $1.19 each.
The sale at Michaels is still on...run quick before it is all sold! I can't wait to show more on my makeovers on the stand and shelf. I love to hear your comments, so please feel free to leave your thoughts! I have many more ideas and new handbag/purse designs coming up, make sure to follow so you don't miss out! My Etsy boutique will hopefully be opening in the next month. I thought I would give a little taste of coming up Whimsy posts. Have a great weekend!
Creating something with my favorite Tanya Whelan fabrics "Darla", Using scrapbook paper as a background, and having fun with some numbers and more "Darla" fabric.