New designs and a new post! I am excited to share My Mom's Junk new look with you in my latest post!!! It's been quiet on the blog but behind the scenes, it has been a whirlwind of activity. It seems like if I'm blogging about something, I don't have time to get the project done. For my sanity, that's just not an option anymore. That being said, I'm working around the clock to prepare for my ... Read More about My Mom’s Junk New Look!
My husband and I bought our kitchen set from Service Merchandise, in 1996. I had delusions of grandeur…someday the whole set: table, chairs, bakers rack, and buffet would fit in my huge kitchen. It’s not happening but I refuse to get rid of the first set of furniture we ever bought together. It’s typical 90’s. Buttermilk and Oak. I bet you had a set just like it. Maybe you still do. Mine is being updated slowly. I started with the buffet on Thanksgiving morning. It is perfectly normal to re-do your furniture on a holiday. If you haven’t tried it you should. It’s invigorating to break from tradition.
I used a color by Annie Sloan called Versailles. It’s a beautiful sage green that I love. The buttermilk color was blending into our new yellow walls. I aged it with the dark wax with a little bit of a different technique but I’m getting ahead of myself.
This is what I started with. Admittedly, it’s not bad. It just wasn’t working with the space. The oak tops are a light color and not the typical “orangey” color so common during that decade. Which is a blessing because realistically, it’s not getting stained Dark Walnut for awhile.