Friday, August 5, 2011

Antique Buffet

The buffet is finished!  My client chose a great color, Nantucket Fog by Benjamin Moore.  The hardware is sprayed with Rustoleum's oil rubbed bronze.  I love that it's reads neutral without being overly so.  This was a particularly gratifying project because of the condition it was in when it was dropped it off.  I've never glued, clamped and filled so much!


The buffet before:








Side note: I took my two olders to pick up school supplies yesterday - school starts in three days.  I'm torn.  I love having all my kiddos home…err most of time.  But having them home makes motivation quite difficult to come by.  I'm excited for them to go back so I'm not drudging it up from my tippy-toes on a daily basis, but I'm also really going to miss hanging out at the pool and going to the movies…and screaming, "Be QUIET!  Charlotte is sleeping!"

I think I just don't like change because as I think back to when they started school last year, I bawled my eyes out - I was devastated.  Then the first week of summer break this year…I bawled my eyes out - I was devastated.  I guess I can't be pleased.  I'm prepared to miss them terribly next week and then freak out again next summer when they're home 24/7.

How does one who hates change learn to embrace it?  Are there self-help books written on such things?

34 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! I love that color... As for embracing change, my daughter just turned one so I can't speak to the school starting / stopping drama, but I have had such a hard time with her growing up so fast. I'm sure she'll be in school before I know it! :) Have a great weekend!

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  2. It looks beautiful, I love that color! ...and the contrast of the hardware. Love. It's amazing the range of emotions we gather from our children, they are a blessing and dose of insanity all in one.

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  3. I literally gasped when I saw this. I think this is my favorite piece to date. Love, love, love it.

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  4. It's a classic and stunning piece, you really gave it the "NATTY."

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  5. you really do such an amazing job, natalie.
    i can't really help you with the change/crying thing.
    i'm the worst!
    and let me just say that an empty nest is highly overrated!!!!

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  6. Pretty... I think that is one of my favorites so far.

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  7. That is beautiful, love the color. You always do such great work.

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  8. Beautiful!!!

    And girl, join the club!!! THough I must say, I won't be crying about Monday morning. I'm gonna be happy!

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  9. The color is so pretty! I have mixed feelings about my kiddos going back to school too. I love having us all home together, but it sure makes it hard to get anything done!

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  10. It is stunning, Natty! Just gorgeous. You've staged it beautifully, too. I dislike change so much so I'm the wrong person to give any tips. I really struggle with change. I am a creature of habit and routine.

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  11. Love this one too! You'd never be able to tell that it was once in rough shape. I love the soft bit of color.

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  12. Amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing!

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  13. Love this one!!!! The color is way more my style. I love when school starts. The kids are so excited to come home and tell me all about their day. Besides by the time school starts the kids are ready for a mommy break and I'm ready for one too.

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  14. This buffet is just stunning! I have such a thing for buffets...love em!

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  15. What a transformation - it looks great.

    I know what you mean, I'm struggling to with working from home with the children on holidays but I am also dreading them going back to school and getting into all that routine again.

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  16. It looks so beautiful! I love it!

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  17. so beautiful! I love that color. my kids start school tomorrow and they couldn't be happier. i will miss our days together, but I'm anxious to have some days to myself to run errands.

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  18. I love it! I've been looking for something similar for our kitchen.

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  19. Beautiful buffet. You do gorgeous work. I know what you mean. My daughter didn't bat an eye when I put her on the bus for her first day of kindergarten yesterday. I am not a helicopter parent but her independence almost made me tear up cause my baby is a big girl now. Sniff! But I can't lie - I am going to enjoy this week without her so I can get some stuff done, go to lunch with friends and such before I go back to my middle school classroom next week. I will definitely miss her.. but I will be ok!!

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  20. This is very similar to my own buffet I painted a few months ago! Beautiful :)

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  21. Beautiful!!! I love the color!

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  22. What an awesome shade of grey. Fabulous job!

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  23. Love, love, love this. I featured it on my Friday Favorites today. Come check it out. Happy Friday to you!

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  24. Wow ... that looks like it was a LOT of work! Not sure I'm ready to tackle a job with that much mending to do yet. The shape and details are gorgeous, though, and the color is just perfect.

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  25. Great job! Love the color choice :)

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  26. This is my second comment for you tonight, in fact.

    What a pretty buffet you did :) Too sweet :D

    Visiting from "Finding Fabulous" Linky Party tonight,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful piece! LOVE the color and the knobs are so pretty in their new finish too. Stopping by from Shabby Nest tonight- would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday too! :) I hear you on school starting... my youngest just started 8th grade this week... they grow so fast!

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  28. I want this! It turned out so beautifully - lucky client :)

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  29. Hi Natalie!

    Hey, so I got a sample of this Nantucket Grey today at Home Depot for my daughter's dresser and it's brown, brown, brown. So I Googled the color and the website also shows a brown color. Any chance it's a different name?

    Thanks!

    Mindy

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  30. This buffet is really lovely. I was wondering if you could share what paint finish you used? It looks like a semi gloss perhaps? Also, did you spray it or paint it by hand and how many coats did you have to put on. Thanks so much. I have a side table I would like to experiment painting this colour. Thanks!

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  31. i would love to feature your buffet in a special feature im doing on buffets, would it be ok if i include yours?
    lauren

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