Friday, November 2, 2012

Roadside Rescue Red Buffet REVEAL!





Good Morning my BEAUTIES!  I had not planned on showing this reveal
this week as its been NUTS and with Halloween and being sick.
Things were just getting pushed on the back burner. BUT, I got a call yesterday
that it already SOLD  (eeeek)
SO I figured I might as well show you! :)

If you remember about a month ago, I got to go out to Lunch with a couple of my girlfriends.
On our way there I spotted a rescue on the side of a very busy DOWNTOWN street.
I had to do the "stop short" on my friend Katie to keep her from smacking her head on the dash.
But her and Danielle were great! They even helped me load the sucker in the back of my van
while Danielle sat squished.
 I of course attributed the score to my Lucky Shoes which you could see I was wearing in the picture..
The girls of course say they were the good luck...:)  I say both!

So here she is sitting in the garage, It had skater stickers and skull stickers all over it but other than
that it was in great shape; except than it weighed a bazillion pounds...

Now here is where I had my ah-ha moment..I was trying to figure out what color to paint it and
everyone was giving me great ideas, but all of the sudden the piece just seemed so ORIENTAL to me; and to me ORIENTAL is RED!
So I got out my CeCe Caldwells Traverse City Cherry and started painting.
When it was dry I did a clear wax and then a light aging wax.

I love how this old Basset Buffet that was left on the side of the road is
now sitting in someones house as a place of honor.

I wish I could find more of these rescue pieces  (even though my husband doesn't..:))

RED ROADSIDE RESCUE MAKEOVER TRASH TO TREASURE BEFORE AND AFTER ARTISBEAUTY.NET KARIN CHUDY


Thanks for following me along on another RESCUE MISSION!
I hope you enjoyed it.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!


35 comments:

Leslie Stewart said...

You had me at RED! Love it! What a great transformation! I'd love for you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! Gorgeous!
Leslie
House on the Way

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

WOWZA! That's the one you got off the roadside??? NO KIDDING! Girlfriend... Wow. Wow. Wow. That red is knock 'em dead! I LOVE this piece!! Makes me wish I had gone red in my decorating. Very, very cool! You knocked it out of the park! Totally killed it! I bow to your talent!

denise...on a whim said...

This is super gorgeous! :)

Anonymous said...

Great colour and what an amazing find!!! I love those handles.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

It is beautiful Karin. I love the movement you created with the layering. Have a wonderful weekend!

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

I really love this, super bonus that it's a roadkill piece because I love those!

Homa Style said...

Stunning! Great choice on the red.

Mimi said...

What an amazing transformation! That color makes the buffet look like a million dollars. I'm inspired.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

This is awesome :) Fab piece, and fab color. Such a great redo! Just pinned you from Debbiedoos,
Cheers, Andrea

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

now that is just stunning!! great work

Stephanie Michaels said...

Wow, what a transformation! You would never guess it was the same piece. Thanks so much for linking up on super Sweet Saturday. ; )
Steph
swtboutique.blogspot.com

Kelley Wilson said...

I love it you did a great job! Thanks for sharing it at Miss Information

Anonymous said...

The perfect color for this piece! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

That red color is just perfect, love it.

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks awesome!!! I did a red dresser recently, it looked oriental to me. So red it was :)
Debbie

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks awesome!!! I did a red dresser recently, it looked oriental to me. So red it was :)
Debbie

Jenn said...

I love it - awesome color!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a beautiful piece and I love the red! Nothing better than fantastic friends to help you load her into your van! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-22.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Shannon Chastaine said...

This looks terrific--the red is beautiful!

Leslie Stewart said...

Thanks so much for linking to the party. Stop by tomorrow to see it featured! Grab a "House Featured" button too!
Leslie
House on the Way

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a lovely accent piece this turned out to be--very dramatic! It has a lot of personality to it now.

Art and Sand said...

I love just about anything in red. I don't know that I would have seen the potential in the piece if I drove past it on the road.
Great job!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I'm loving the red color, and so makes your roadside find beautiful. Really makes a statement, and it was free! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

now that is a statement piece and i LOVE it!

Deanne Langford said...

great find- looks fabulous in red!

Claiming Our Space said...

Wow! I love the buffet and the shoes! The red is perfect. Wish I could find something so cool on the curb. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

As the children's book clearly states, Red IS Best! Love it. Thanks so much for linking up with Mop It Up Monday. You're being featured on The Tuesday Ten: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/11/the-tuesday-ten.html

{HUGS},
kristi

Tabatha McCaffrey said...

There something about a deep red that everyone loves.

Anonymous said...

That looks gorgeous!

Retro Restyling said...

I'm coming over from Primitive and Proper! Don't you just love the pieces that are 30,000 lbs? It's like they are made out of steel or something. Great job though, I love the red!!!

Recreate and Decorate said...

That red is smoking HOT!

Beatnik Barn said...

Loving it!

KatBell said...

What a fantastic job you did on this piece. I would love to know more about the wax technique and all these milk paint and chalk paint. I've never used any in my painting. Where can I find out more?

Pamela said...

You have turned that into such a beauty! Thanx for sharing at THT!

Shelly Andrade said...

I still can't believe you scored this curbside! Karen would be proud :D Thanx for sharing this over at Shizzle Design's Hand Painted Christmas today. If this doesn't say Christmas, nothing does! So proud to have this color named after a city in our great state! Another fabulous job!! Shelly