Friday, November 11, 2011

Small Server

I picked this little server up with another piece that I posted about .  It was listed on Craigslist, which is one of my best resources for finding furniture.

The woman who sold this to me said her father who had been a military man all his life had bought this in Carmela at least fifty years ago.  He loved these pieces and kept them all his life, his daughter got them when he passed.  She had them for years in her garage but wanted to let someone buy
them that would use them,  that would be ME.

I gave her a coat of Kilz oil based primer because lately all the older furniture I have been buying has been bleeding through the paint so I wasn't going to go ahead without using the oil based primer.

If you have looked at many of my posts I guess you can see that I really love the top being stained and the rest painted.  I think it really adds to the character of the furniture to be able to enjoy the beautiful wood grain, and yet enjoy the beauty of the painted detailing.

 Ooops, I forgot to take pictures until the furniture was at the sale.  Like the end table this piece also sold within the first hour of the sale.  I knew it would find a good home, much better then in a garage.

I painted the body in Valspar malt and the accents in Valspar honey milk.
I got the combination over at  She had this beautiful combination
of colors on a hutch.  I knew I would be using it someday, I was just waiting for the
right piece of furniture.

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  1. Hi Sandi i love this,very nice!! hugs and kisses.

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  3. I love the curves on this piece. BEAUTIFUL.

    I would love to have you come on over to for a visit.


  4. It's so sweet! I agree...leaving the topping stained is the right thing to do on this piece. It's perfect! I'd love if you linked it up to my party!

  5. How pretty! We need one just like this in our dining room. I love how yours turned out =)
    Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime...

  6. Really pretty I too like to leave the top stained. Thanks for sharing and I'm visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. :-)

  7. Another beautiful piece you restored back to it's glory. I love the two tone colors, great job. Don't you feel great after during a makeover! Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best.

  8. Wow! Did you use two tones of paint on this? I love how the raised parts look and I agree - I adore a "natural" top with a painted bottom.

  9. GORGEOUS!!! So happy to find your blog today and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    I'm your newest follower :)

  10. I love this great idea. Consider, if you will, sharing it with my readers at Thanks! Christmas blessings to you……….Kathy

  11. This is my favorite look and wow you did it spot on! What a pretty piece of furniture.

  12. that is so sweet! love the shape and the warm tone!

  13. This turned out very lovely. The colour combination is so pretty.

  14. Love what a little paint can do!

    Thanks for sharing at Calling All Crafters!

  15. Beautiful and thanks for giving us the names of the paint colors - very helpful when we copy this ;) -Jill

  16. Hi Sandi, I'm with you on the painted base and stained top. One good reason is that the stained top will not chip!

    You sure have good luck selling things. I am afraid I would end up with a garage of unsold redos... worse yet unfinished projects! LOL

    Thanks for sharing at the party this week. Lately I have been trying to 'follow' all the my party participants as some have slipped by me. So I am now following you... again! Funny how sometimes it will let me follow more than once.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  17. Great color combination it's such a great piece.

  18. Beautiful job! I think I'm going to paint a 30's or 40's china cabinet and buffet set that I have. They are so marred and some veneer is warped, so they need a makeover. They are waterfall design. I'll try the colors you used! I like the wood finish on the top, with the rest painted! Wish yopu blessings of the holiday season! linda

  19. beautiful piece of furniture! I love the stained and painted look as well!
    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can.