Sunday, January 9, 2011

Before and After - 01-09-2011 - Dough Box

Okay girls, I heard you loud and clear... I don't know why I listen to Mr. D., although he has great taste... hey he picked me, didn't he?...lol... he hates to see me paint wood... what is it about men and painting wood???... after Denise and Brenda's comment I was downstairs giving it a face lift... Mr. D. came down and the first words he uttered was "oh that looks much better"... go figure.

Okay here you go ladies...

first let's have another look at the before...

the wonderful 70's shade of orange

now bring in the big guns... Briwax - dark walnut...
if you like to dirty or age pieces this is a must... it is the nicest wax to work with...

I sanded a bit to rough it up... I then applied the Briwax with a brush... meet my new buffer...lol... those miracle cloths are great for buffing ... I stuck it to my sander and let it do all the hard work...

 I am loving it...

it is actually a little darker than it is showing...

all dressed up...
I passed up an ironstone pitcher, now I will have to go back and get it... shhh

the reason it is in my washroom is because I have absolutely no room left in my house... the first question I always get from Mr. D. is where are you going to put that... I had to think of an answer quickly, so here it is and I love it... plus it gives me storage to hide all my extra dough...hahaha... don't waste your time looking... unless you are needing a roll of white stuff.

So what do you think... still think I should have painted?

and last but not least... our sweet little Mya... snuggling with Mommy.

Hope your day has been a good one...

Hugs, Deb

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13 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! that was fast! It looks fabulous.
thanks for our little mya fix!
so sweet!
gail

Denise said...

You sure don't waste time.....it looks much better, but i bet you paint it this summer, LOL. Nice picture of little Mya.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

You had your super girl shirt on didn't you!! lol I think that is definitely what it needed :) I love it!!!! Good thing you disclosed not to come looking for your dough in there (lmao!!!)

Oh yay!!! I love little Mya fixes :) She looks so angelic :) Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!

Hugs!!
Laura

Brenda said...

OMG Deb, that is so awesome that you got that done already!! Wish I had your energy...lol. Anyway, I absolutely love it and I think it looks fantastic. I even think that it "fits" in your bathroom!! Wonderful job Deb! Mya is getting so cute and big!

Brenda

Coleen's Corner said...

Oh yes! That is beautiful! I love the look of dark wood and am glad you didn't paint it - it's just gorgeous. Well, almost as beautiful as Mya : ) Thanks for the fix!

Starwood Country Creations said...

I love the dark finish, it looks so much better. I always think Paint, but what a great idea to stain darker.

Hugs,

Jo

Carol said...

Oh Deb, you find the best pieces. That is awesome! I love it and want one:) It does look better too, and don't paint it:)
Carol

Granny said...

Oh yes, it's much better than the orange look.

Thanks for the picture of the little angel. She looks so comfy snuggling up to her mommy. :)

The Homemaker said...

It looks more elegant with the darker stain. Pretty! And thanks for the Mya fix :)

Kirsty said...

Lovely! That looks much better! hehe

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

Hey girl,
Thanks for stopping by my site AND YES the clocks from England are for sale. I am not sure about shipping something that big...it would depend on if I can find a box big enough and if you are willing to pay for shipping.

But thanks for the kind words,
Lori

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I remember reading this, but I guess I didn't get around to commenting. I've been a bad blog friend and am spending my day just catching up with all my buds and visiting.
This makeover looks great, I need to get me some of that briwax stuff. I'm kicking myself for not buying it that day we were shopping together.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I just found your blog and am loving looking at your pictures. I do think you made a good choice going with the darker stain. I wonder if that would work on my kitchen cabinets that are way too yellow for my taste (gotta love the 80s!).