October 27, 2011

A Tale of Two Waterfall Buffets

I find my self wanting to keep all the pieces that I work so hard on, its hard to let them go into the big bad world.  I always hope that whoever buys it will enjoy it as much as I do (and If you are buying it just to paint it WHITE, please don't tell me!!!)
Alas realistically I don't have room in my house for everything so if I want to keep it have have to trade it out.  That is exactly what I intend to do.   Out with the old in with the newly painted old!
   The first waterfall style buffet was one of my first pieces that I painted so it will always have a special place in my heart.  The veneer was messed up pretty bad so I had to do a crackle glaze finish on it and I love all the earthy colors in it.

This next waterfall style buffet is the one Im keeping, I used the same earthy fall colors (that I love) and as with the first one it had the veneer coming off in places so it needed some repair.  Its a little longer and has more drawers for storage.  The best part wait for it.... it was FREE, yes free from the nice lady down the street who just wanted it out of her garage.



 I love the handles and tried to coordinate the colors to match.

Linking to:
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The Shabby Nest
Tickled Pink at 504 Main

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  1. well, emily, you are one heck of a visionary...and a risk taker!! love this piece! and i love that you take on the wild waterfall! i've done the same, myself but i think we're two of the few!!


  2. I do love the handles on this Emily--they're so unique. My grandma just gave me a box of old buttons yesterday--can you imagine how excited I am?!

  3. You do such amazing work Emily! I think the are both fantastic!

    I am delighted you linked to Potpourri Friday.

  4. Nice work! Found you via Shabby Nest. Would love for you to link up to my weekly Things I've Done Thursday party that runs until noon EST on Saturday. We also have a custom blog button giveaway going on right now!!


  5. They both look fantastic, thanks for sharing!

  6. Just beautiful! Love those rich, bold colors.

  7. I would never think to use the colors you did...it turned out amazing! You are a very talented lady. Great job! LOVE IT!

  8. SUPER cute Emily!! I'm taking some "me" time this morning and catching up on new and old posts of neat blogs and YOU are one of them! So glad I did, these two are realllly beauties!

    Your Follower in NW Illinois,
    Suzanne at whycuzican

  9. Yeah! Color!!!! Love this and many many of your other pieces. I am your newest follower. So glad you posted on Met. Morph. Monday. I am a color gal too.

  10. Love the buffet that you are keeping and featured it in my recent blog post. Beautiful!


  11. Awesome buffets! I love the unique piece! Great job!

  12. I am DROOLING over the second one. No wonder you are keeping it! It's awesome!

  13. I would be scared to death to do this and I LOVE IT! Your pieces are truly works of art! Loved seeing it at the "Meet Me Monday" linky party! I can't wait to see what else you have been up to! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  14. Very cute (again). I'm a Follower so saw your post about being in a "Parade" so I checked it out...congrats on being FEATURED again, and in a "Parade of Stars" no less!

    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW IL