Saturday, April 2, 2011

White Furniture

I Must Be Crazy!
Here's a sneak peek at my newly shabby chic'd buffet.
I'm styling the room now....I don't know if I'll show by itself or just wait till the home tour.
But you'll see all next week for sure.
It was so painful to take sandpaper to my newly, perfectly painted, creamy, white furniture.
Oh....and shabby chicing seven pieces of furniture takes like 6 hours 
plus another hour to add a teeny tiny bit of glaze. 
I just wanted a bitty bit in the crevices. 
But I love it now that it's done.
The best part was screwing in these new knobs.
I'd bought them at Hobby Lobby, two years ago. 
They still carry them if you like them and want them. 
Hobby Lobby has the greatest knobs at the best prices especially with a coupon 
or when they are 50% off which is like at least once a month.
If you don't have Hobby Lobby in your town. 
You can order through their website.
Chairs are awaiting their fabric. It will be here Monday.
So you know I'm getting ready for this -
My house will be shown on Thursday, April 7th.

Considering that it took me 4 weeks to paint all this furniture.
(which does not include all the prep that went in to this back in the fall - lots and lots of sanding and repairs)
I must be crazy in that I'm going to repaint this table this weekend.
It's small but the top folds out so it's bigger than you think.
My friend, Deidra gave me this table quite awhile ago knowing full well I was going to repaint it.
I've been wanting to paint it for quite awhile.
Now I just have to decide what color...either creamy white (of course will look good)
or light periwinkle?
Gotta preference? I'll check back after priming and I will go with whichever gets the most votes -
white or periwinkle.

Don't forget about my awesome giveaway from Shabby Apple!

You get to choose which dress.....
I'll choose a winner on April 15.

Just go to this post to enter.

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Karen F said...

Your dining room furniture looks so wonderful! The knobs you chose really set off the buffet, love them. I can hardly wait to see the "whole picture", I know it will be lovely.

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

So Beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole thing!!!!!

Oh, and I vote PERIWINKLE!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby now! I love these knobs! They are so unique! ♥

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Nita LOVE the little peek you gave us of the buffet it looks gorgeous!! Can't wait for the be reveal! I think that cute table would look great in both colors but I'm leaning towards periwinkle. Martina

Cindi Myers said... the table in the room with the creamy white? Or is it in the room with the pink upholstery?
Or....oh, Hell.
I vote for periwinkle.

DearHelenHartman said...

Your blog is gorgeous. Love the buffet. And the table? I vote for white.

Amy Chalmers said...

Nita, the buffet looks amazing! And thanks for saying that Hobby Lobby has a website, I never even checked. I bought knobs the last time I went out west as there are no HL in Boston. I love those knobs. And the little table should be both white and periwinkle!

An Urban Cottage said...


Looks like you've done a great job with the painting of the furniture. Can't wait to see what you did for fabric.

I know it's not your style but I kind of like that table the way it is. I think the black at the base looks like a tarantula.

Nita Stacy said...

Thanks everyone for your input. I keep going back and forth about the color. This table is in my living with the pink sofa and chair and teal colored fireplace. I'm sort of afraid to introduce another color. But I love periwinkle and want something painted that color other than my front door.

Oh.....Urban Cottage suggested I keep it as is. The finish is not good on it. It was sloppily painted with matte craft paint. So I think it has to be painted...I'm positive it can look better. A tablet that looks like a not a good thing...I don't think...but then Urban Cottage's place is fantastic and I do trust his opinion.....

Teresa said...

The buffet....Love Love Love it...perfect. AS for the table I say perwinkle. =}

All That Glitters said...

The buffet piece looks amazing!!!!

Jennifer said...

periwinkle periwinkle periwinkle! :) your furniture is looking good, looking forward to the full reveal.

Emily said...

I love this buffet! Love that you painted the top a sweet pink and the rest a creamy white.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your knobs are cute. I look forward to seeing your entire dining room :D

I vote for *periwinkle* ;P

Emily said...

I so love this buffet...I am back to look again. Just wondering if you added any mouldings to this piece, or did you buy it with all the lovely details?

Allison said...

Your buffet is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on it. The detailing is beautiful and the crystal knobs are the perfect touch. I love it! I vote for periwinkle for your little table. It might be fun to have just one piece in that color.

Olive said...

You must have something periwinkle. Why not? The buffet is amazing and you showed incredible restraint with the glaze.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Nita ~ I, like many others I'm sure, have patiently waited for your diningroom furniture reveal, and although you've only given us a peek, I am NOT disappointed! Your sideboard is STUNNING! It doesn't matter how long it took, the results speak for themselves! I can hardly wait to see the rest!

The enchanted home said...

Wow that buffet is STUNNING.....and that knob soo beautiful. I love the sneak preview!! Can't wait to see more!!!!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love your buffet. The white and the shabby looks great. I know what you mean about sanding and making a piece look shabby, but it gives the piece so much more character.
I think you should paint the little table periwinkle.


Diane Writes said...

I agree, the knob is beautiful and unique. I prefer the periwinkle for the table especially if your house is already painted with white. Have a great week ahead!

the gardener's cottage said...

hi nita,

i vote for periwinkle. and i cannot wait to see this room when done. you must enjoy keeping me on the edge of my seat.


Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

That buffet is simply one of the most beautiful pieces of furniture I have ever seen. It is gorgeous and the knobs so perfect for it!

Anonymous said...

I loved your landscaping lesson! I noticed that tree right away and knew it would be trouble.

I have enjoyed your blog so much, thank you for sharing yourself and your home. You have amazing taste.

I vote periwinkle with a creamy white top.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Love love love the buffet! Can't wait to see the whole room!

Belinda said...

Great job on the buffet! Anxious to see the new fabric on your chairs!

My vote is for periwinkle! Or someone mentioned periwinkle AND white - you could do both the way Miss Mustard Seed has done ivory and blue on some of her pieces. That would look great too! said...

Light periwinkle will pop!
You will so enjoy the fruit of all that labor! What a reveal that will be!

Karie said...

Beautiful. . Can't wait to see the whole thing. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Marie said...

Well well well, what a marvelous job you did with the buffet dear Nita! I LOVE IT! I can't wait to see your chairs and the entire room of course. Don't work too hard.

Happy Cottage Monday!

Mariaelena said...

You are a busy it...beautiful...Mariaelena

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely, lovely furniture!!! Just gorgeous ~ you must me so pleased, especially now that it is finally done. I vote periwinkle ~ prettiest color there is. Newest follower.

Olivia said...

Oh sweetie! I love those knobs! Gorgeous!

D.B. said...

Lovely, can't wait to see the entire dining room "reveal!"


Anonymous said...

I love the dresser/buffet, and I think the hours you spend distressing it were well worth it. I can't WAIT to see your full dining room reveal. :-)

Wooden Garden Furniture said...

I also vote for white.......
Clicks of the buffet is so beautiful..The knob is a creative one,really increase the elegant and grace.....
Thanks for this nice post..........

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