About a week later, a decision was made, and they were willing to part with a small buffet that had been in their family for about seventy-five years. My husband said "We can't sell that. It's been in their family for years."
Fast forward to the redo of my Jessica Fletcher living room, which is taking waaaay too long, if you ask me. I have painted the buffet a great turquoise and put it in the foyer, where it will be a bar. After all, nothing says "Welcome to the Carespodis" quite like a large display of liquor.
|I painted it blue and put the cool blue knobs on the doors.|
|Looks good with the checkerboard floors, n'est pas?|
But in putting the room together, I found that the piece doesn't work.
It's beautiful, but it's just too darn big.
You can't get the front door open. And if you can't get the front door open, how are you going to get to the liquor?
So I had to think quick.
And it came to me, just like that! *snapping fingers*
Out in the carport (where I have enough furniture to furnish a one bedroom apartment), I had an old headboard. I bought it for $20 at the Habitat ReStore. It was peeling hunter green paint over barn red and looked pretty pitiful. BUT, it did have three cubbies (I LOVE CUBBIES!) and was the right size. So, DL used the grinder on it (which, of course, it did not need, and then I had to go back and sand where he ground and it's STILL too rough, but he doesn't listen when he has a new toy. Some things I just need to do myself). After sanding and vacuuming and then wiping down, I used chalkboard spray paint on it, which gave me a buzz if you want to know the truth.
This is how it looks in the foyer part of the living room:
|I promise I will have a better picture when I reveal the whole room.|
A Votre Sante!
I am at: 52 Mantels (check Emily out!) and I'm doing some Brambleberry!
and Southern Hospitality!