French Farmhouse Coffee Table

Recently, I listed/sold this fabulous farmhouse buffet to a fun gal who truly lives ON A Farm!!!! They have horses, yaks, dogs….etc. And they are rehabbing the entire place. The pictures are amazing. She asked me to rehab an old coffee table (that belonged to her parents years before) and finish it in the same manner as the buffet.

Totally out of character for me, I completely forgot to snap a picture of the before. The top had years of wear, yuck and gunk that had to be sanded, scrubbed and stripped, several times, with Citrustrip.
This is after all of the grime removal…….that wood grain……beautiful!!!!

On went 2 coats of Jacobean stain on top, followed by 3 coats of Polycrylic for ultimate durability. The base of the table got 2 coats of the same DIY, soft black chalk paint that I applied to the buffet. A little distressing and a good coat of dark wax to seal the deal on this baby. My client picked up today and was just delighted…….that’s always the greatest compliment.




Next up, she wants me to recreate this old chicken box/coop that she dropped off to me today. She wants to use it as a side table……oh, the ideas that I have. Her words to me, “Use your imagination and do whatever you want.” WOW!!!! Should be fun.



Long Lovely Weekend in NYC

You gotta love the city!!!! My daughter was turning 14 and has never been to the Big Apple. So my fabulous hubby surprised us (for her bday and mine), with a 3 day trip to the city. We met my sister in-law and my niece there at the airport. For the multiple times that I have visited NYC, you never quite tire of its character.

The history, architecture, graffiti, lights, bling, filth, arts, The Cathedral, FAO Schwarz, population of people, Time Square, street vendors, Central Park, Little Italy, China Town, Soho, Financial District, outdoor market, the ever famous ‘Serendipity’ (where we had bday dessert for lunch), 5th Avenue, shopping, walking, eating, more walking, jammed on the subway, the constant beeping of taxi’s………..and does all that beeping really do anything to move the traffic along? And we cannot forget The Phantom of the Opera!!!!! One of the best Broadway performances I have ever seen.

My daughter shopped her little hiney off……and loved every minute of it. She did not want to leave, but reality was calling us back to Colorado!