Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
A week and a half ago a client of mine asked me to help her find a buffet and hutch for her workshop. She makes jewelery and wanted something that would showcase her creations.
So we both searched for something suitable. Something in her budget and something that would be ready for her "open house".
Tall order...but we were lucky to find something the first day of our search.
I went to pick it up. Bought it from an elderly lady whom you could see was slowly selling off all her treasures. Her husband is fighting cancer, you add it up. I HATE HATE HATE Cancer! I personally lost my father less than two years ago to that nasty disease :(
This is what I started with. It was in fantastic shape with lighting. I don't think there was a scratch on it! And personally I love the colour of this wood.
But it's not mine...and really, what fun would there by in buying a piece and NOT redoing it? ;)
She (my client) wanted it white and distressed. Which really made a lot of sense considering what she was going to use it for.
I tried very hard to send her updated pictures at the end of each phase. As those of you who follow me know me, I really suck at before and during pics. (and lets be honest, sometimes that's a good thing..lol )
I removed the doors and painted two layers of white primer followed by three coats of white paint. I wanted this to last!
I felt a bit like this was a bit of "assembly" line work with all six doors. Ever feel like that when doing doors and drawers? I do. But it's the best way to go.
I moved out the buffet part and sent along pictures.
I have to be honest..without the doors I really didn't like it..lol Once the doors were on I was able to sit back and think...yup, this is going to work out just fine :)
Almost finished. Originally the middle door didn't open up, so I "fixed" that problem.
I took the knobs off, painted them white then added a faux finish, do you think they fit?
Love the hidden drawer, so very handy!
So here she is all done.
And finally......her new home.
Didn't Catherine do a fantastic job. She painted her room this perfect light blue and found an awesome chandelier to set the whole mood! Good job Catherine.
If you are interested in seeing her beautiful jewelery check out her web site or look for her in Vogue magazine. Not sure what month she will be in there (information will come later)