Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lucilles BBQ has my stuff!!!

A few weeks ago I got a call from a woman who wanted to take a look at my "stuff"!
She had seen my blue buffet (below) on Craigslist and wondered if I had similar items. 
After inquiring why she wanted so many items, she advised me that she was decorating 
a restaurant.  Which one? Well, it would seem that Lucilles BBQ is opening up a new
one in Las Vegas, inside the Red Rock Casino!!!! There just happens to be one 5 miles from 
my house, so I know my things are going to a great place with very good food!!
Since their theme is "Old Time Southern, many of my items fit right in!
She very much liked my work and went on a purchasing spree!! 

          She liked my blue buffet and my red milk paint dresser, that I have not been able to sell                                         for over a year!!

I picked up a few other things on CL, sent her a pic, and she liked those as well. 

This tiger oak buffet got the ok.....no painting tho...which was good because this baby is in
beautiful condition.  100 yrs old and somebody took care of this! All I did was strip the top,
match the color and re-polied!!
just a tad dusty! 

My next buffet was in horrible shape. Can you say, "100 years of grease and grime???"
                            Now it came with a black marble top and a mirror......see below......However,
my customer didn't want either top. And where she was going to place it in the restaurant, would require it being painted purple!! Hooray! I've never gotten to paint anything purple! I love it.

 I made up my own chalk paint with 3 different shades of the most gorgeous shades of purple by Behr. "Mozart" was the name of one of them and the one I used on the outside.
I love this color. I wish I could paint something in my house this color. Such a happy shade!!
   I painted over the hardware, lightly sanded and then used some gold rub n'buff to highlight.
 Lightly sanded and buffed with a natural wax from "Briwax". 
The customer said she found a different top. I thought a piece of carrara marble would be fab! 

The customer brought over a buffet that she had found. She said that this was going in the window and that the back would be visible. Would I be able to paint it and add a stencil??? 
Sure I would!!
 Forgive the blotchiness. It's the lighting. I used a satin paint. I even sanded and put a coat over the top.

So if you happen on into Lucille's in Vegas and see my stuff, you can say to yourself,,,
 "I know who did that!!!!"

Linking up at my fave parties!! :

Kammys Korner - Trash to Treasure Tuesdays
Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed - Furniture Feature Friday
Homespun Happenings - Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Night Special
1929 Charmer - Sunday's Best Party
Knick of Time Interiors - Knick of Time Tuesday
Between Naps on the Porch
                                                   The Dedicated House,-Mon

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  1. That is so fun, Beth! And super exciting - so happy for you :)

  2. Very cool! I've been wondering what you've been up to! Love it all...as usual.

  3. Wow!! Great transformations. Love the purple...never would have thought to paint a piece of furniture purple, but it turned out so great! I would love to invite you to share at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party :-)

  4. Beautifu.l, your work is. I was really looking for images of Mozart paint being used, though. So, now, I am wondering how much the color would look the same, out of the can, as it does here. I mean, because, you said you mixed up your own chalk paint with it and I know nothing on the subject of making chalk paint and what it might do toward changing the color of the paint you started with.

    What I do know is that I have been looking for a color that would make me happy in relatively the same way the indigo paint of Jodphur, as seen in photos, makes me happy; and, the way Mozart looks in your images, it seems like just the ticket. So, is it just that particular shade because of the addition of chalk or is it that color, regardless? Please?