Monday, November 13, 2006

looking ahead


Friday afternoon I called over to the wood finishing pro who is painting my furniture. He is almost done and is planning to finish & deliver it back to me by the end of this week. Here's what's happening:

The buffet is going from dark wood to an antiqued off-white. Hardware will be changed out to glass pulls & knobs (these are the knobs I've chosen. Aren't they unusual? I thought they'd look right at home on the new piece.)

The dark wood china cabinet will also be antiqued off-white, except for the interior back wall of it - that's being painted the same yellow as the walls in the room. The same glass pulls & knobs will be used here as what's going on the buffet.

The oak table (which I didn't really share here in its own picture) will be the same off-white as the buffet & china cabinet. There are 6 chairs and I'm having them painted different colors: two pale blue, two pale yellow, and two pale pink.
I'm so excited to see the results! This will be such a big change for my room, not to mention for the actual furniture. As you recall, I did a lot of soul searching about whether to embark on this project. But once I made the decision to go ahead with it, I haven't looked back. I'm happy that I picked up the phone and called in the experts to help me with it, too. This furniture is/was just too pretty to leave to chance (i.e., me). I will certainly post my pictures when I've got them!

9 comments:

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Can't wait to see it.

Deb said...

I had a look through your archives to see the "before" pics of your furniture- it's really beautiful. Then I saw the white "shabby chic" version and it is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see the "after" pictures. And glass knobs... my favourite!!
Thanks also for the link to the Collage Chic web site, it's fantastic.

Jen said...

Meg- I was hoping you'd come out to play today! I love, love, love your knobs! I think your furniture will be beautiful I can't wait to see it.

Sharon Kay said...

Just came across your blog and will be back to see the pictures of the furniture after you are finished.

homedaisy said...

oh, i can't wait. i know it will be so pretty! please,please,you must spill where you got those knobs. i have never seen a more beautiful knob in all of my life, i feel like i am in love.

Meg said...

Not to worry, Homedaisy! No secrets here. They are from Anthropologie. I found them in person one night at the store and then ordered them off the website. The store version is slightly (SLIGHTLY) different from the online version, but I don't think anyone could tell except if they really studied them closely. I happened to get 2 from the store, and I ordered another 5 online, so the 2 that are slightly different can be paired up together somewhere, maybe on the doors to my china cabinet...

homedaisy said...

thank you for responding so quickly! i was anxious to hear about those beauties. they remind me of old fashioned earrings. they are seriously amazing! i don't like secrets - thanks for sharing :)

Meg said...

Homedaisy, funny that you should mention that about the earrings. When I showed the knobs to my mother in-law she said they reminded her of earrings that her mother (my husband's dear grandmother) wore. They are certainly unique.

Preppy Rider said...

I can't wait to see it all - it is going to look fantastic! Adore the knobs, excellent choice.