Thursday, February 4, 2010

If you don't hear from me for a few days, understand I am probably hanging out with the likes of these:

With the flash you can see the details on this gorgeous buffet (with really cool detachable rear mirror).
Without the flash you can see the true ebony color of the wood. I am almost tmpted just to bring it in as it is!



There are 6 matching chairs that are just amazing! The set dates back to the 1800's and is definitely one of a kind.


The table goes as small as this 54inch circle, but also has 3 additional leaves with their own feet (sitting on the table).

This poor guy has seen better days, and I have already invested hours since this picture in sanding down the crackle paint treatment. It is slow going, but I can already see the potential!

The scary thing is that these are the last on my giant list of projects! Wish me luck~

37 comments:

Olivea said...

Those are some amazing pieces! I look forward to their transformation!

Amber said...

WOW! I can't wait to see what you do with them!!

Suzy said...

I really want a round table.

Was the crackle dresser made like that from new, or did someone make an attempt at painting it that way?

Holly and Sean said...

Suzy, it is about 110 years old, but someone attempted this VERY recently, and the worst part is that they shallacked it up on top of the crackle! After all my sanding it looks as though someone did paint it navy blue 20 or 30 years ago too...

KarenSue said...

Can't wait to see them. Why am I afraid to redo stuff? I need to jump in.

Jenski, PhD said...

That dining room set is gorgeous - can't wait to see everything when it's done!

Good Buy Consignment said...

Color me pea green with jealousy! What an outstanding find - you are so lucky.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Oh my you have your work cut out for you! I have a huge project pile for our May show that I need to start on! Eek you are inspiring me to paint tonight!

MrsKBJ said...

Wow Holly!! You pick out the most amazing pieces!! Good luck! Can't wait to see the afters!
Kelly

Hamptontoes said...

I can't wait to see the sideboard refinished...gorgeous detailing!

Treasia Stepp said...

Oh they are going to be gorgeous. Well actually they already are. I can't wait to see them finished.

carebear3117 said...

Oh these peices are gorgeous! Where do you find such awesome things? I can't wait to see them after you put your touch on them.

brookester07 said...

You always find such great stuff! Wished I lived closer so I could buy this set right up!! I am sure it won't last long.

carolinagirl said...

that dining set is to die for...love it! can't wait to see the "afters"...would love to also know how much you paid for the set!

Charlotte: One Project at a Time said...

I am in love with your amazing finds.

Do you shop at antique flea markets? Thrift Stores?

Cant wait to see the table and buffet set!1

Yansy said...

Love every piece! I know they are going to turn out amazing like all of your pieces.

Ivy Lane said...

Don't be scared! You are going to be a VERY busy lady I am sure after you post the reveal of these beauties after you transform them!

Sara said...

I love the ebony pieces. Gorgeous and I know they will be breathtaking when you finish!

Fancy Pants said...

OMG! I want and need that buffet

Angie said...

LOVE the first piece!!

**Frugal Contessa** said...

Listen Holly, is this stuff spoken for?I'm in love with the first sideboard. I saw that set on the online classified and just about emailed you! It was such a steal, I should have known you'd be all over them. I can't wait to see them after you work your magic.

Cindy said...

Good luck! Love these pictures and the furniture in them!

Melissa said...

Wow-- I don't know if I could paint that buffet! What an amazing set!

The Frosted Gardner said...

As always - cannot wait to see the finished products!

pitcherandpearl said...

Holly, I just started reading your blog recently, and I'm in love with everything you're doing! That dining set is Amazing! Im sure they are going to be gorgeous when your done. though - I can see what you mean about keeping the buffet that beautiful ebony stain....good luck with these projects!

Meg said...

Where, oh where do you find such fabulous pieces?! I just found your blog recently and you are such a talent, I am (nicely) envious :)

I live in Portland, OR and our thrift shops are quite spendy for furniture!

Can't wait to see these redone.

Meredith said...

Definitely good luck with all of that. I might finally tackle the dresser in our bedroom this weekend... maybe. But if I don't, I'll just look at all the beautiful pictures of your projects!

City.Cottage store said...

It will be fabulous! I had a similar set at my store, and I would love to stumble on another because it turned out so pretty!
Jenny

KYLE FAMILY said...

Hi Holly! I have been following your blog for some time now - somehow my sister found it (who also has a love for all things white). What you do is so beautiful and inspiring, I've tried a few things of my own since then. The wierdest thing happened today also...my friend was highlighting my hair at her place today and she showed me her new headboard - I immediately recognized it from your blog! I was so floored and confused (since we are from Calgary, not Edmonton where you are) at the same time. She said it was from Edmonton from a girl named Holly - she found on kijiji - what a small world! Anyways it looks gorgeous in her room and just wanted to say your blog has inspired to listen to my creative urges! thanks so much!

Little Lovables said...

They are going to look amazing!

Oh, I discovered a new antique mall today, and they have about 3 entire huge booths that sold only ocean and ship paintings. There had to be at least 200 of them, and almost every single one was in the style of your wall!

Some gorgeous frames too, you would have loved it.

Pamela said...

What beautiful pieces! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

The Wheelers said...

Where do you find these beautiful pieces of furniture!!!!!!?

Driven Mad said...

Question: Did you paint the top of that buffet or did you cover it with metal? I'm assuming the former. Cool stuff.

laura said...

LOVE your finds and the outcome! I'm loving the chairs!!

Aunt+Uncle B said...

The buffet and dining set are absolutely beautiful pieces, I think they would stay their most beautiful/valuable in their current condition. They are not something I would paint over. Congrats on the great finds, looking forward to see where you put them!

Nicole said...

CAN NOT WAIT to see these results!!
~Nic

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Wow, those relly are impressive peices. Is the current ebony salvagable? This is one I'm really eager to see the outcome on (more than usual I mean), it's like a good episode of LOST of something...must tune in next time to see what happens next! :)

Good Luck!

 
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