I am happy and ready to get back to what I enjoy doing! That means projects and paint! I found that my kitchen leaves a lot to be desired, even for me who is totally not a cook. The cabinets are lacking in major ways and the drawers are not supported well, not lined. I cringe at the thought of putting silverware in these drawers!
I have been kicking myself for leaving my sideboard at my brother's in Oregon, however it was quite heavy and would take up a lot of space in the U Haul. So....today was a good one for yard sales and After talking to an old friend, I went to their house and we went together. Not to a yard sale, but to my friends daughter's. She & her husband had a sideboard/buffet they needed to sell. I knew it would not be in great shape, but I also knew I can fix just about anything now ;)
Here it is!
Bet 'cha can't guess what this cost me!
Awww... come on! Try to guess....
Oh alright...it cost $15.00
It has the potential for being a piece of beauty!
The drawers are exactly what we all look for in a piece (although that word escapes me at the moment) and they need work too...look at the rough shape the drawers are in!
This whole piece is in really rough shape.
It needs a lot of TLC which I am going to give it. Not to the best of my ability. I want to exceed what I have done to date! I want to excel!
This buffet is for my personal use in my tiny sad little kitchen. It is going to be where I keep my silverware and utensils and tea towels and important kitchen items. I am also going to look for another cupboard that can sit on the top of it. One that I can use for glassware. Just every day drinking glasses and that kind of thing. There is no place to put them in this inky dinky little kitchen!
So while I left my original buffet behind in Oregon, I have not only a cooler looking one here but one I can fix up and paint and make it just 'our' style! Being that I live in the country now, shabby chic will fit in perfectly!
I can't wait to get started! Better yet, I can't wait to see the finished piece and how it turns out!
This is going to be a lot of work but oh so worth it! Best of all, I am keeping this baby! It will be the first piece I do for myself!
Now for a few decisions.....first of all, color! Being that I am now living in a mobile home with ugly brown paneling, I need something to lighten up my space. I have not decided where it will sit just yet, so that will be another decision to make in the near future. I am thinking something light, but not tan. The valance that the owner put in before I arrived have a linen tan color and burgundy in it.
Some of the writing is also a gold tone so maybe that would be a good choice for this sideboard. I think that might add a perfect pop to brighten up the space and start bringing my own personality into this place at he same time. I really really need your input here and guess what?!? There is comment box below just for your input! What would YOU do with this worn and tired piece of potential?