Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sunday Favorites

This fun Sunday Favorites meme' is sponsored by Chari the funnest, nicest, and happiest lady. Please, take some time to visit her at Happy to Design. Totally worth it.
Hi Chari....! Thanks, for letting me tag along...

It seriously takes me longer to figure out all this computer stuff then a trained monkey would. On a positive note. I do feel a little accomplished by learning link! I keep thinking it will get better but... To date.... Obviously still struggling!

I Love Junk

I paid $30 for this 1950's buffet at a local thrift shop. As you can see my first attempt at painting it proved unsuccessful. Now, it may appear that I am not a perfectionist but I did have a plan. Which meant it had to be re-sanded, re-painted then re-painted and re-sanded.
See what I mean? Its resting now in the playroom. Housing all the grandkids puzzles, crayons and video games. Generally speaking this is usually not my style but I love it, love it, love it and it has now made it to the Who gets what when I'm gone list? Now, what I'd really like to know is.... Do they know something I don't know? -OR - How bad do they really want it? Yikes!

19 comments:

Cindy J. said...

Hey I am missing you too. My dh has his knee replacement surgery on Monday..getting prepared as best we can.. He will be off work for a long time.. Your prayers are so appreciated.. So glad to see you had a wonderful trip with your sisters.. Much earned and deserved.. Love, Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Athella, This buffet looks fantastic! $30?!!! Amazing! You are soooo funny! "How badly do they want it"! I bet they like having a wonderful baby sitter even better than they would like having the cabinet, so I'm sure you have no worries about them trying to get rid of you in order to get the buffet! laurie

Melissa Miller said...

That came out sooo pretty! I love the color.

Have a blessed Sunday.
~Melissa :)

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

You did it...you did it!!! So happy that you joined up with "Sunday Favorites", my friend!!! Ooooh...and you picked the perfect post to re-share with all of us!!!

Ohhh, how I remember this post! I remember it well because I just love how you refinished this beautiful buffet!!! I love that pretty blue paint that you used!!! It turned out fabulous!!!

So happy that you made it to Sunday Favorites, Sweetie!!!
Love ya,
Chari

xinex said...

It looks great now, Athella. Love the color!..Christine

Tomarie said...

You're hilarious Athella! I figured you would like that that story since you like Frank Sinatra (Sammy D. Jr. being part of the Rat Pack and all! :-)) I think I almost heard you singing! LOL
We just got back from a weekend in Hot Springs....our 11th year anniversary. :-)
Hope you've had a great weekend! Love ya! L~

Cass @ That Old House said...

Congrats on figuring out Mr.Linky... don't you love that name?

The buffet is terrific, and I'd make the kids jump through hoops before you decide who gets it someday -- hey, you gotta get while the getting is good. See how many times they'll take you out to dinner or send flowers or whatever you like!
Cass

Connie said...

Hi Athella,
I tried to email you but your computer isn't wild about mac's, so they said NO.
I got your email, and I have to be truthful, I don't have a clue how to do the 7 things. Do I go to your computer and write them down, then ?? Not sure where I go from there.....!! Love having to follow someone who knows movie stars, etc. ha, ha.......
Mine will be so boring !!! I forgot my "wild" life.
I'll wait to hear from you.
Thanks, I think? LOL !!!

imjacobsmom said...

$30 - that's great and I love the refinish, too! You chose a really cute color. ~ Robyn

Vivienne said...

This is a great piece! (And yes, you know it's a keeper if people are already making "I get this" lists.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please help yourself to as many snarky remarks as you would like. :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow this is really a great transformation!!! I love the 2 different colors - you really did a great job!
THanks for the tip on the crackle product. I have a ton of furniture I need to paint for my little antique space and think I will try and find this and use it!!

blessings
mary

Erik, Nicole, and Savannah Jane said...

I'll go junk shopping with you anytime!!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love your junk too!!! You have a true talent! I am now tagging you, one photo, all you!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You have been tagged to show your true style on only one photo. Go back and read my last post...lol

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just read your sweet note that you left on my Wall of Plates post...I just love when you stop by for a visit!!! Thank you so much for your "always so sweet" compliments!!!

So what are you up to this week, my friend? Are you getting back into the "grind" of things after that fabulous sistas holiday?

Have a wonderful Wednesday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari

Together We Save said...

Love this. Amazing. I never see what it can be just what it is. Yiu have a great talent.

Lori E said...

Hi there. Make sure you ask other bloggers for help. If you see something on their blog that you are interested in incorporating into yours then email them for some direction.
As for the buffet. Good score. You did a great job with it.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

For you to be surprised by a color combo means I truely did my homework...thanks

KBeau said...

Great buffet. Love your "who gets what when I'm gone" list.