Thursday, September 15, 2011

Toy Room Buffet

WOW! I've been MIA this month. Once I finished my show I was spent and had to take some time to clean my house! It had been completely neglected for about a month and was trashed!!!

I've been wanting to paint the T.V. buffet in our toy room for quite a while but was too busy getting ready for my show and had to produce products to sell. So I knew this would be the first project on my list of things for the house. I LOVE decorating my home. It's truly my passion.

I pondered what color to use for quite some time. The room is orange. I mean REALLY, REALLY orange. Not every color goes with orange. Of course I was going to use an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. So I considered Old White but this buffet gets used a lot...with kids. The art supplies are housed in here as well as many other toys. Something darker would work best. I had Aubusson Blue on hand and I went with it. I loved this color on the dresser I finished right before my show.

This is not the best before pic ever. I went through all my photos and this was the only one I had. I think my son was doing one of his newest dance moves...sorry buddy. But if you can look behind that fabulous stance you can see what the buffet looked like before.

I did a little distressing to this piece as usual. I figured it would probably get a little more distressing the natural way so I kept it light. I also decided to use the original hardware; frugal as always. My husband is a lucky man :-)

When I purchased the buffet to use for the new T.V., I knew right away that I wanted a large shelf above it. This shelf is 7 feet long and made by my "other" hubby, Tom. He's a fantastic woodworker and is always willing to indulge me in all my "great" ideas. He custom made it to my specs and I think it's just perfect for the wall. On top of the shelf is one of my newest collections...globes!!! I'm loving this collection and still have plenty of room for more! I'd really like to find a black one. One thing I'm learning with collecting is that it takes a great deal of patience.

I just couldn't resist putting this pic in. Gosh...he's so darn cute and growing up way to fast!!! I love you T. Finn and my other babies too! Now make sure to keep the toy room clean :-)

I'll be linking to some great parties this week. Check them out!

Furniture Feature Fridays

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Transformation Thursday


Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Angh...cute kiddo. :-) And fantastic Job with the tv buffet! I personally have yet to try that color. Thanks for sharing on MMS!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo soo pretty!! I love your buffet! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday!

Twice Nice said...

What a cutie...both of them! Love Aubusson blue, and it's perfect with the orange walls. I'm also envious of your globes. I've been looking for some "reasonably" priced for quite some time now. Deb

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Fantastic! Love the color and the kids are quite the little cuties! Great redo. Found you via The Shabby Creek Cottage. Toodles, Kathryn

Twice Nice said...

Colleen, I just nominated you for a blog award! Check it out

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