It is very long. Six feet! I liked that!
The wreath, although lovely, was not my style.
I tried removing the bow...eh, no. The mirror that I am hanging over the buffet is fairly ornate. I did not want this to compete.
I decided that I would still change out the puny pulls with these French style backplate pulls.
I am always inspired by the designs of the great Tara Shaw. This buffet is no exception!
I decided on a simple paint scheme and color...one that pulls from the other pieces on the room, including the recently painted buffet deux corps. These photos were taken at night. The detail is lost. I will take more in natural light in the morning! I was too excited to show you!
After the wax mixture was applied I sanded and gouged the paint a bit to give it the appearance of an antique. I then buffed it. I may apply Annie Sloan Old Ochre to the trim, as in the Tara Shaw buffet.
See the large mirror above the buffet? I am glad I removed the wreaths. I think it would have been too much. The mirror, by the way, was originally from Wisteria Catalog. I purchased it for a song on Craigslist!
This piece took 2 hours from start to finish...once I made up my mind!
I promise better "after" photos in the daylight!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Earlier this year, I purchased this Lee Jofa, Allegorie A L'Amour wallpaper from Richard, at My Old Historic House. I hope I have enough for this room! Stop by his blog and see how it looks in his stunning Victorian home! Tell him I said hello!
I am so excited to see this coming together!