Where Rustic Living Meets Refined Elegance

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Little Girl All Grown Up

I had a nightstand when I was a little girl. Simple, clean lines with one little drawer.

 As far back as I can remember it was by my bed.  After I moved away from home (too grown up for such a simple piece) it was left in the care of my mom and dad to be used wherever needed.  At some point it became the nightstand for my daughters and now that they have all gone and moved out they left it behind (once again abandoned by girls too grown up for such a simple piece).

It's been hanging around my studio (aka kitchen) for some time now patiently waiting it's next assignment.  I kept looking at it, wondering what it wanted to be now that it's all grown up. But it just sat there quietly saying nothing.

Yesterday I was working on a piece to be sold which was inspired by Red Hen Home, (do you not just love her style?!) Anyhoo, as I was working away, painting, lettering, waxing.....I heard it.  Not too loud at first sort of like a mosquito, "I'd look good in that".

What? I looked up and there in my line of sight was the little nightstand.  Oh, so she had made up her mind after all this time.  Ok.  Her wish was granted.

 One part Duck Egg Blue to eight parts Old white.  You know the drill by now, Paint, clear wax, dark wax, buff, buff and more buff.

et voilia!
 A sweet little french chocolat advertisment from the Graphics Fairy.  Merci beau coup!

And another adorable french handle from the bucket of bits and pieces laying around Jamesy's shop
Il est parfait! No? Oui!

I think it looks like something out of a french pastry shop.  I love it and now it's new home is in my entry next to the antique headboard bench.  (but that's another post)

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  1. Tamra,

    What a sweet story about your precious nightstand. One of these days perhas one of your girls will put it in on of their daughter's rooms.
    Beautiful job and beautiful color.


  2. Wow, you do great work!!! I bet she's a happy camper now :)Do you use Annie Sloan paint?


  3. Beautiful Tamra,

    A true treasure, love that it has lasted in the family long enough to breathe once again new life into it! My kind of piece.

  4. What a great piece. We loved your story of the piece. Hope your having a great weekend!
    Angela and Renee

  5. love this piece...both its history and its new lease on life!




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