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” Something old, something new….”

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One night, a dear  friend visited my home to see a few  pieces of furniture I had finished   .   When she spotted the dark wood  buffet I have had for years, she asked me  if I would also paint that.  I never thought about painting a piece I adored in it’s original “form”.  I am not sure what my reply to Dorothy was that night, but within 45 minutes of her leaving, I pulled out  the Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint and  finished painting the buffet/sideboard in less than 2 hours. The following week I tweaked the hardware (from gold to silver to antique gold to black to….old white), and played around with clear and dark wax until I found it’s best look . The new paint transformed this sideboard from average to chic.

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Henrietta Table

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i love this table.  i have no place in my home for another piece of furniture but that has not kept me from cramming it into my very small foyer.  i thrifted this table for a pittance.  the owner said he thought the table had been in a fire (it did smell a little bit like cookout drive thru).  the unattractive linoleum glued to the top almost made me change my mind.  but after a few hours of power sanding, a few coats of paint and wax, it is one of my favorite pieces.

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