Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bye Bye Birdie

Today I said good bye to this cute little buffet I painted a couple of week ago and when I say little it was for a buffet it was only 38" long. I wish I had a better picture of it and had thought of taken one before I painted it to. When I brought her home she was in perfect condition just an ugly brown and she was missing her jewelry (knobs). I pulled her out of my car and placed her in the garage, hopped back into my car, hit the button to close the garage door, and began to pull out of the driveway on my way to another pick up when I noticed the garage door going back up....oops, one of the buffet's doors had opened and the garage door as it was closing hit the door and tweaked it's hinges so the door was now hanging off the buffet. Ugh! it was perfect now it needed the help of my husband's handy work to get her ship shape again.

Once she was back to normal, I painted her in a mix of Paris Gray and Louis Blue with dashes of Old White to highlight her lines and door inserts. I also stenciled her with a cute little bird encircled with a wreath of branches in gold, then proceeded to sand and distress her and polish her with dark wax.

She made her first appearance at the Old Red Lumberyard monthly sale in October but it was not meant for her to go to her new home yet. She left today for her new home in Oklahoma near the OU campus. Her proud new owners currently have 3 of their children attending there with plans for more of their pack planning on attending there so it made sense for them to purchase a second home near the campus for their housing and that's where she go.

I hope they enjoy her as much as I did in giving her a new look.

I also need to take better pictures.

Bye for now,


  1. Oh no -- that was my other favorite bird piece of yours! It is fantastic! I know they will enjoy the heck out of it -- I know I would if it were going home with me! :) Maybe you can add that little bird on another piece one day... it's just so pretty!

  2. Thanks, the woman I bought the piece from originally was going to glass tile the inserts of the doors if she kept it. It may have looked ok, but I knew immediately when I saw it what it needed. I'm going to have to find a new piece that needs some bird love

  3. Love this piece...so gorgeous. I adore birds!


  4. So cute! I love the detail design. Visiting from MMS.

  5. That is s so pretty! I love the inserts. Did you hand paint those? Visiting from MMS as well :)