Been a busy bee transforming the Charmer in to a cottage dream...
Actually I move more like a tortoise - since retiring lost my drive. Slow and easy is more like it!
This is our current buffet!
Our last two buffets went bye bye - sold at my booth!
The last one, so loved her legs. But she was 70" long which wasn't a good fit for our space.
I found this buffet at a flea market for a great price of $65 ( this is in our dungeon) .
Really liked her "curved" bottom. She was painted all white but I'm a girl who likes dark stained tops.
Whoever painted her didn't do such a great job, so we started all over.
We transformed her by completely stripping her down. We used dark walnut stain on the top and front, and Old White on the trim and sides.
Our living area paint color is much lighter now so I didn't want her all white.
I'm glad we did the two toned look - used dark walnut stain on the top and front.
Ruffed her up a little bit!
I can't tell you how much I'm loving the cottage look. Our Sugar wanted to be part of the picture (bottom left)
All decked out..the mirror was a steal for $18.
Loving the blue plates, but not sure on the placement - kind of feels like they should extend all the way to the top?
Or many I should remove the top two? What do you think?
The reflection you see in the mirror is above my fireplace and that's my next stop on the makeover.
All the pieces I used for the vignette were thrift/garage sale finds.
The old tool carrier was $8.00, rose plates $4 for 5, tea cup a whopping .50¢
Table runner I found at Shipshewana, an Amish town in LaGrange County, IN.
Dried Hydrangea's from my garden last year, rose plate and cloche thrift store finds.
The lilac wreath was also a thrift store find.
She fits right in!!!!
The mirror's reflection shows the fireplace and front entry way.
I'm going to live with her for a while - do you know what's stashed out in the garage?
Yikes another buffet! They just follow me home.