Hi everyone! It’s Shanna from Restoration Redoux here for my monthly visit!
Today I am sharing a French scripted buffet makeover.
I hope you all are having a great summer! It seems like there must be something in the water over in my neck of the woods because I am doing custom nursery projects out the ying yang! (Note to self: Do NOT drink the water).
My 16 year old has been babysitting and dog sitting all summer. She quickly realized that babysitting is hard work, and she feels that she should be making much more per hour. She thinks dog sitting is much easier, and that she is not having children … only dogs and pigmy goats.
Oh, and she is also trying to talk me into a teacup pig. Currently, we have 3 dogs and a cat, which I believe technically makes our home a zoo. It is constant chaos with someone always barking, wrestling, or throwing up. She is determined though, and she even made me a powerpoint presentation on all of the reasons why she should have a teacup pig: they can swim, be potty trained, and they don’t shed or bark. Did you also know that they can live up to 12-15 years? Do you know how many years she will have left living in my house? Two. So guess who would be taking care of a pig alone when she goes off to school?
My hubby is even on board with this idea! So you can guess who the bad guy is!
Has your family ever tried to talk you into a pet you know that you will be the one taking care of it?
Speaking of taking care of something, the previous owners of this cabinet did not take care of it. In fact, it looks like it came out of barn.
It was scratched up and filthy.
I cleaned it up and painted the whole piece in Grey Silk Plaster Paint.
I then painted the inside and the inserts with Sweet Cream Plaster Paint.
Next, I distressed the whole piece and stenciled the ivory inserts with a french script.
Finally, I coated the entire piece with clear wax and buffed it off.
Thanks for having me over Debbie! If you would like to see more of my craft or furniture projects please visit me at the links down below!