A black buffet and thoughts on recent readings.

Hey all.

Another furniture share today but before we get to that there has been a whole lot of commenting, sharing and opinionating (new word lol) about the state of the home decor blogs out there and the direction many have taken to become only money making machines. I know many of you write blogs and many of you only read for the enjoyment of it. I started my blog as has been stated before to chronicle the renovations of our at the time new home and to catalogue my brainwaves of seasonal decor to look back on with a little shopping and travel thrown in for good measure. I love the idea that bloggers and in most cases women are being able to create careers to support their families. I do not agree however with the home decor blogs that all of a sudden turn into sponsored post story tellers trying to fit it into their content. Whether you realize it or not, I turn away approx 10-20 emails a week of people offering me product and guest posts that have generally nothing to do with my blog. I take photos because I love my camera and the art of photography and spend my lunch hours editing photos and nights writing posts. I don't generally do things/buy things for our home to just use them for the blog. You are actually seeing the wackiness of my brain and the actual amount of change I do in our house for the seasons. Like right now for instance my brain is envisioning black velvet drapes in our bedroom.

Some nights when writing I am more chatty than others and I truly enjoy styling my furniture to share with you and fluffing/chopping my pillows (i know some of you are against the chop). I hope that as bloggers change and hopefully for the better, you continue to come and enjoy the changes in our home, the travels we venture on, the furniture I redo, the growth of our business, my sometimes negativity that comes with life and the pillows, oh the pillows.

Today's redo is a great oak buffet that just needed a bit of updating. As is true to the way my mind works, oak always tells me milk paint. I used #missmustardseedmilkpaint in #typewriter. I did 3 coats and then applied a good dose of hemp oil to darken the paint into the black finish. I replaced the hardware with black and greige knobs from hobby lobby.

i did the styling with this piece fall style. it has a rustic "i'm the black dress in the room you want" feel. The black feels subtle but BAM at the same time

again while using the milk paint i got 1 1cmx1cm chip. just 1. i don't know if i am doing something on purpose but this paint has never reacted badly to me and i don't get the excessive chipping others are talking about even when i am trying.


i just love the depth that real milk paint adds to a really aged piece. it actually continues to make the piece feel old and true to history while giving it an update.


the vignette


you can see that i removed the traditional tiny mirror on the back and as well as the appliques on the doors. 

Have a fantastic day and don't forget to send a few friendly comments towards your favourite hardworking bloggers out there. I am guilty of this myself but we are all busy and we need to make an effort to continue to keep this community full of creative information, positive outlook and kindness or it will be cease to exist in the ways we have come to enjoy.


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