My husband and I bought our kitchen set from Service Merchandise, in 1996. I had delusions of grandeur…someday the whole set: table, chairs, bakers rack, and buffet would fit in my huge kitchen. It’s not happening but I refuse to get rid of the first set of furniture we ever bought together. It’s typical 90′s. Buttermilk and Oak. I bet you had a set just like it. Maybe you still do. Mine is being updated slowly. I started with the buffet on Thanksgiving morning. It is perfectly normal to re-do your furniture on a holiday. If you haven’t tried it you should. It’s invigorating to break from tradition.
I used a color by Annie Sloan called Versailles. It’s a beautiful sage green that I love. The buttermilk color was blending into our new yellow walls. I aged it with the dark wax with a little bit of a different technique but I’m getting ahead of myself.
This is what I started with. Admittedly, it’s not bad. It just wasn’t working with the space. The oak tops are a light color and not the typical “orangey” color so common during that decade. Which is a blessing because realistically, it’s not getting stained Dark Walnut for awhile.
Almost gone. Goodbye buttermilk.
I applied the wax using a chip brush this time. HUGE difference. I also quit glopping on the wax like a beginner;) Hope you like it. This week has been hectic. No “wordy” posts today!
This is phase one of my bathroom make-over. I was so excited I couldn’t wait!
We moved into our house close to two years ago. Like many houses built in the 90′s, this dream home
has had carpet in the bathroom. It’s gross. It smelled. It had to go. My husband and his Dad became heroes today. It’s gone! The floor was so bad they had to install green board first.
More to come tomorrow. Must. Get. Sleep.
A complete mess.
One step closer to the after photos
The color of love. Sherwin Williams Fireweed.
Can’t wait to show you what my Sister-In-Law Stephanie made me!
Tonight I am one step closer to that “after” photo. Come and get it…$98.00 for the Threshold™ Carey Dining Chair – Set of 2! Target! We now have seating for 10.
Come and get it…this beauty is $160.00! The Black Wellington Chandelier from Target is a great deal.
Target…I love you!
I spent the better part of today buying up the rest of my supplies. This week is my last opportunity to “get er done” or it is just going to have to wait until after the holidays. I bought one product in particular that has me giddy. It’s this stuff…
I have a feeling this product is going to be highly addictive. I also bought a few more items on clearance to beautify my home. This would be the steal of the day.
I bought this for $32.00. List price on-line is still $169. Yippee! See you soon. With more brag posts;)
My Dad is the youngest of five children and a twin. My Dad and his brother might look the same but they could not be more different. Polar opposites. My father is a Veterinarian and looks like Grizzly Adams. Getting dirty does not bother him in the least. I will tell you a story sometime. It involves a farm call, a rectal exam on a cow, and my Dad politely passing the biscuits when they invited us in for dinner. This is not that day and it is another story. My Uncle is an Interior Designer, anal, and perpetually single. This story is about him…and a pink Cadillac.
I was born in Maryland but every summer we would come back to Oklahoma to visit family. We always stayed at my Grandma Audrey’s ranch, in Kellyville. On this particular very, very, hot Oklahoma summer day, my family and I were sitting on my Grandmother’s front porch. My Uncle had called and apparently had bought a new car. A Cadillac we were told. He was on his way to show us. I remember looking down the driveway at my Uncle proudly pulling up in front of the house. I also remember someone saying: “Is that a PINK Cadillac?!?” Yep. It was. Boy was he proud. My brother, sister, and I swarmed around the car. I loved it. What little girl doesn’t love pink? He even asked us if we wanted to wash it! So the grown ups gathered up the hoses, soap, and the sponges. They had the common sense to stay as far away as possible. They went inside the house, as a matter of fact.
When my family came back outside we were done…and could not wait to show everyone what a great job we did. It was squeaky clean. Inside and out. Then I heard my Uncle yelling: ”They washed the car with the windows down!!!!!” My Uncle ran over to the car and opened the driver’s side door. Water poured out. Everybody tried their best not to laugh…even my Uncle;)
Love them for who they are. Forgive them for who they are not.
This is my “laundry list” for my new project:
1. Get rid of fluorescent lighting and…
2. Get rid of the horrible finish, reattach the crown, and move it to someplace functional. Like over this…
3. The sink. Which is getting replaced with a huge one for soaking. I would also like a garbage disposal for clean-ups. I won’t go into details for my readers who have weak stomachs.
4. A new paint job and glazing. I am attempting it again. I’m no quitter.
5. Drapes. These are just embarrassing:( Let’s not forget paint.
6. Décor;) Yes..it does make me a basket case!