Monday, May 11, 2015

Buffet in Chippy Ironstone


About a month ago I purchased this buffet from CL in anticipation of needing a vanity for my new bathroom in the remodel.  
Before:


This buffet was in good shape and it has a story behind it.  When I went to buy the piece, the sellers asked me if I was related to Coach T and I said, yes he is my husband.  They then told me how Coach had really made a difference in their son's life and how thankful they were that he had taken an interest in their son.  They were not sure that their son would have made it through HS if it hadn't been for my husband, Coach T.  This was very nice to hear and now I have a personal connection to this buffet that will be turned into a vanity.  It is extra special now! 

I wanted the buffet to have chippy rustic look with a touch of elegance, so I added a few appliqués from Doityourselfchic.com and painted it in Miss Mustard Seed Ironstone.  I had to lightly sand the piece first since it had a shiny surface, but it was easy sailing after that.  I sealed it with AS clear wax and I am just waiting for the marble top to come and then I will drop the sink in it. 



Chippy Goodness! 



Wreath applique 

Love peonies! 






I like that the front curves out a bit



I am hoping the marble top will come this week and it will be installed! 

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46 comments:

  1. It looks really pretty, and it will look nice has a sink console.

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    1. Thank you Su-I can't wait to have it done!

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  2. I love that you're going to use this buffet as a vanity in your bathroom...hope we get to see pics when it's all done!
    How heartwarming to hear about the impact your husband had on this family's son!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I am looking forward to have it done and it was really nice to hear about the impact of my son.

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  3. Oh, I like it...it's going to make a great vanity. I wish I could distress like you do...yours always comes out so natural looking.
    So nice to hear something positive when it comes to teachers!
    Have a great week, DD.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-loveley compliment and yes it was great to hear about the impact my husband made. You have a good week too!

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  4. Oh I so love the way this piece turned out...just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-I am loving it too!

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  5. What a gorgeous piece Darrielle. I'd be keeping it too. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I am looking forward to seeing it completely done!

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  6. Beautiful! This will look amazing in your new bathroom. My husband coaches as well. Parents have no idea of the total commitment it takes to be s great coach and what a difference they make in kid's lives. Wonderful story!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I coached Volleyball for about 10 years at the high school level and my husband was a football coach and it is a lot of fun but a lot of work too. I think I will start coaching again next year.

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  7. Darrielle such a sweet story about your hubby and his influence. I cannot wait to see this as a vanity.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I love hearing stories of how great my hubby is because I agree that he is pretty special too!

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    1. Thank you Kim-the marble top should come in this week and all installed!

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  9. Turned out so wonderful! Doesn't even look like the same piece. I had to look back and forth 5 times to be sure it was the same one.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love how it turned out too and am happy I am keeping it.

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  10. Awesome! The thing I love most about this piece is how authentic that chippy finish looks! I also really like that ribbed detail at the bottom, middle, front of the piece. That sort of ribbing always looks amazing distressed. This is going to make a gorgeous vanity for your bathroom, I can't wait to see it in place.

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    1. Thank you Linda-I am very happy with how it turned out and I hope the sink and marble top look good on it!

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  11. Awesome! The thing I love most about this piece is how authentic that chippy finish looks! I also really like that ribbed detail at the bottom, middle, front of the piece. That sort of ribbing always looks amazing distressed. This is going to make a gorgeous vanity for your bathroom, I can't wait to see it in place.

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  12. Chippy goodness indeed:D Looks fabulous Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Cindy-the marble top came in today and now I am waiting for the plumber!

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  13. W nowym ubranku jej do twarzy:))))

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  14. What a wonderful story and it certainly does make this beauty extra special. It's going to be fabulous when you get it installed. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I am glad their is a good story behind it!

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  15. What a wonderful story and your buffet turned out beautiful. I know that you will enjoy it's use every day once your project is complete. We used an old buffet in our bath as well and I just love it.

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    1. Thank you-I am loving it and the story behind it!

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  16. I LOVE IT Darrielle!! Can't wait to see it as a vanity...I'm on the hunt for one for our master bath!

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    1. Thank you Martina-the marble top came yesterday and is waiting for the faucets holes to be drilled. Can't wait! I hope you find one too!

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    1. Thank you Grace-hopfully it will go in the new master bath next week!

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  18. Love, love, love this piece of furniture! Cannot wait to see it finished!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I can't wait for the marble to come in and it to be finished too!

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  19. Lovely work and I hope that they gave you a Coach T discount! He must have been pleased to hear about it later on...sometimes we never know how much we might affect a life; certainly he has ! I enjoyed the story.

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    1. Thank you Deb-they actual did give me a Coach T discount!

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  20. It's simply stunning D.D. - and with marble on top - OMG - it's going to be out of this world !
    Beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-the marble top just came in-excited!

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  21. Oh, I believe I told you how I love this one! Sharing tonight on the link party! Thanks so much for linking up!!!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I am in love with it too-thank for the feature!

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  22. Love this chippy finish! I hope you'll post pics when the sink is in!

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    1. Thank you Ann-I will defiantly post picture when the sink is in!

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  23. This piece is perfection and looks like it's 100 years old! You did a beautiful job, and how pretty will it be as a vanity?!? Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

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