Sunday, October 17, 2010


Don’t you just love it when you find a bargain?!  I managed to get my hands on this lovely buffet/sideboard thingy in Salvation Army on 25% off day.  It is solid wood which is unusual to find nowadays and even though it was in need of a bit of cosmetic surgery it was in good shape.  Not one to be deterred by that lovely thick, molasses type varnish, I took it home, sanded, primed, sanded, filled, sanded, painted and distressed it – and all in one day!  It now sits proudly in my work/family/basement room crammed full of my ‘stuff’.  I love my stuff!  My only problem now is that it is in the room where I attempted to lay laminate floor (with my impatient husband) which never really got finished!  And…now I don’t like the color I painted the room so I might have to change that.  Oh the perils of working in Benjamin Moore where you are constantly surrounded by hues of blue and grey and robins egg!  Giving color advise to others is easy but choosing for yourself, well, you know how that goes.


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I have also been doing my usual workaholic routine and have had no time for anything arty.  But I did take some time off this weekend to enjoy having my son home from college for a few days.  It’s never long enough though but what’s a mum to do.

Below are some pictures of a platinum distressed ceiling I did last week and a silver/gold antiqued glazed chair.  I am pretty chuffed with the results.  The pictures don’t really do them justice but I think you get the idea.



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Well that’s enough of tooting my own horn – just wanted to share.  I have been really bad at not leaving comments on my fave blogs and I apologize.  Time constraints and all that.  I will make up for it soon though, promise!

I hope you had a wonderful last few weeks?  The weather here in Virginia this weekend was un-be-liev-able!  Perfect temps, sun, and that wonderful autumnal feel in the air.  The leaves are finally changing to those beautiful hues of reds and gold's and I can’t wait to get out and take some pictures before it’s too late!  Of course I will be posting them as soon as I do.

Have a wonderful peaceful week ahead – XxX Anji


  1. Toot you horn all you please girl, you projects always turn out stunning!

  2. Hi Anji,
    ooh, the sideboard turned out gorgeous!!!
    Love that chair too - what an amazing job!
    Have a wonderful week.

  3. Hi Anji - thanks for lovely comment and following ! You have a lovely blog and congratulations on all the work you have been doing with the furniture renovation - it looks fabulous - you deserve to enjoy it!
    x Suzy

  4. I am soooooo jealous! Oh, the buffet is gorgeous and so is the ceiling and chair. Are you an interior designer? You must be! Holy moly woman! I'm in awe and so jealous of the spectacular spaces you can create for yourself! You have a lot of energy too. Jealous, jealous, jealous!

  5. Gorgeous Angie!!! I'm the same way when it comes to doing my own stuff! LOL.
    Great to be back, still awhile before I can go back to work but maybe some crafting soon!

  6. Oh WOW Anji that sideboard turned out INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! Great job!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  7. Freakin awesome job Anji on all three! The sideboard turned out fantastic - I WANT IT! The chair and ceiling are equally awesome!!!!

  8. Stunning!All of it! Wish I was that talented...
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and commenting, too.Seeyou again, soon.

  9. Oh wow! Anji - I want the ceiling and chandelier and chair - well - I want it all! You are so so talented!

  10. I love them all Anji! So classical looking. Thanks for the recent message on my blog. Just letting you know I've sent a longer message to your g-mail address (listed on this blog). Let me know if you don't see it.

    Stella xxx

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