Monday, August 29, 2011

Come to Walkersville!

Come see us at Wild Rose and Co. in Walkersville, MD!

Here's some of our current inventory....

A great creamy white curio with a soft neutral fabric lining the door.

This great petite dresser with a creamy top and a beautiful gray base...yummy!

A creamy white vanity....perfect for your little girl's room!

This petite curio, perfect for an entryway!

A smaller-sized sideboard...would fit just about anywhere!!

Come see us and the other vendors Tuesday-Saturday at 21 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Walkersville!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August Tag Sale Preview!

It's that time!....Tag Sale Time at Chartreuse and Co.

Friday August 19: 9am-4pm
Saturday August 20: 9am-4pm
Sunday August 21: 12pm-4pm

Here's a preview of what Beans and Buttons will have this month!

A beautiful french curvy creamy white dresser with original hardware: $299

A fabulous grey dresser with removable mirror and fun glass knobs! The top has been refinished to a dark walnut color...yummy! $299

French grey nightstand..awesome size: $99

Great repurposed hall tree....perfect for your entryway: $229

Fun black bookshelf with chalkboard baskets...Great for back to school! $179

A great organizer memo board: $49
Vintage movie projector: $59

Great handpainted barnwood clock: $129
Booksellers table with Fleur d' Leif: $49

Great french grey, white-washed buffet: $269 

Handpainted and stamped lamp: $69

Two-drawer, two basket petite armoire....perfect for a kitchen, entryway, hallway....anywhere! $219

Handpainted french cabinet with antiqued finish: $239

Vintage general store cabinet with slotted drawers...amazing find! $159

Petite french grey curio with fabric-lined door: $249

Vintage window turned mirror: $89
Handpainted stool: $65

Perfect piece for a side table or small desk: $ 119

Creamy white nightstand: $109

One-of-a-kind handmade pulley bookends using reclaimed wood: $65

Memo board with reclaimed wood frame: $79
Green seltzer bottles: $39 each
Vintage 7-up box: $24
Vintage wood dumbbells: $12 each

Creamy white wine cabinet...just in time for the fall! $169

Creamy white nightstand: $109

Amazing solid oak cubby box with corkboard trim...great for a library! $269

Beautiful taupe buffet with refinished dark walnut top: $349

Black library/dining table: $229

Vintage Remington Typewriter: $59

Awesome white chippy cubby box: $69

AMAZING original design wood and metal console table: $299
Shelves made from reclaimed wood, metal pipe legs and locking wheels

Here's a preview for the
Beans and Buttons Kids space...

Great hair accessories and hats...great for Back to School!

Small white nightstand: $49
White storage bench: $99
Handmade pink tulle lamp: $69

Amazing white storage armoire: $359

Handpainted sweet green dresser: $209

 Handmade memoboards for your little girls room
Assorted tutus and pettiskirts..Fun!

Handmade frames: $18 each

Handpainted armoire: $279

Fun activity books, notebooks, and accessories

Great storage lockers...perfect for a mud room! $109 each

Handpainted numbers dresser: $219

Handpainted bike nightstand: $69

Handpainted black and white zebra table and chairs: $99
Ruffle chalkboard runners: $20 each

Red and white distressed child-size desk: $79
Red desk chair: $32
Red nautical lamp: $45
Red chalkboard: $29

Come see us THIS WEEKEND
at Chartreuse and Co.
4007A Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD
Visit for more info!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Buffet Before and After

Wendy and I picked up this buffet at one of our favorite picker stores. It was such a beautiful piece, but boy did she need some work! It was missing one of the shelves, all drawer stops and one door stop. Plus, she appeared like she had been beaten with a variety of objects....pooooor buffet....

Since it is almost the fall, I decided to do this piece a nice creamy taupe. I've always loved the look of a painted base with a stained top, but boy did this top need help before that was even possible. I suggested the idea to Wendy and she said "nope, just paint it." But did I listen? Nope, I never do! (although I regretted it when I was covered in a thick layer of sanding dust from head to toe...I mean COVERED!)
Anyway, I sanded the top down heavily using 60-grit sandpaper. I recommend using a belt sander if you have one handy, but a regular palm sander will get the job done too. I then clean the top completely off and free of debris.

The base was then given three coats of an oops paint that we had color-matched.....Now it was time to tackle the top.
I first stained it using a coat of dark walnut Minwax stain.
I thought showing the current state of my stain can would help show my love for it!!

I then added a coat of Minwax Wood-sheen rubbing stain and finish in a Colonial Walnut color.

Finally I used my favorite colored wax for the top coat. It's Howard Citrus Shield Color Paste Wax in the Dark Oak finish. I got this wax from a local antique store but if can also be ordered online.

I use a heavy coat of wax filling in the grooves in the wood and then polish it back off after it sits.
It leaves this great shiny finish.

I then distressed the whole piece and she was ready for repair.

Wendy cut a new shelf. I added drawer stops and she was perfect!
Quick tip...If you have a drawer that goes too far back into a piece, then it probably needs a drawer stop. Yes, they make actual drawer stops, but no, you don't have to use them. My favorite things to use are upholstery tacks. They have enough of a nail head to stop the drawer, but are short enough to be easy to tap in place. Small screws and nails can also be used. Just use the old hole for the drawer stop as a guide for where to put the new one. Drawer stops are usually located at the front bottom of the piece where a drawer slides. Tap your tack/screw/nail into place and you're good to go!!

Here she is all finished.....ahhhh, i'm in love!

(can you tell that I work in my playroom???)

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