Monday, November 22, 2010

Karla's Server

Karla found this server at our local Goodwill. It's big and beautiful. What a great find!

The before picture seems to be missing-in-action, but I know you'll appreciate the after.

She painted it Summer White by Sherwin Williams.

And distressed it for a great shabby chic look.

Look at all that storage space!

The original hardware got a few coats of oil rubbed bronze.

And Karla has a brand new favorite glazing product to recommend. It's the Color Express Wiping Stain and Finish by Minwax. It comes in a tube. Her color choice was pecan. She squeezed just a bit in a cup and mixed with a little water for a really soft glaze. She is thrilled with the results and says it the easiest glaze she's ever tried.

It looks fabulous, don't you think?

The same day I stopped by to take these pictures, Karla's neighbor came by and bought this server right out of her garage.

And this was the last piece of furniture on this side of her garage. So, no more scraping frosty windows in the morning!

Way to go, girl!

The girls at Elizabeth & Co. have promised to take before and after pictures of their projects, so hopefully I'll be sharing their talent with you on a regular basis!

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Chrissie said...

What beautiful piece.I love how the distressing and glaze brought it to life!

NanaDiana said...

LOVE that piece. I would have bought it myself! Hugs- Diana

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

This came out fabulous! I am going to try out that stain glaze. I wish I could move some stuff to make room for my car :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

looks great! i need to try that stain!

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

This is beautiful. And thanks for the tip on the new tube-o-glaze.


very merry vintage style said...

What a beautiful piece. That glaze looks so nice and easy to use--thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

Sharon, this piece is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it AND the tip about the new wipeing stain and finish. It does look wonderful. Yes, you get those girls to take those BEFORE pics (haha). By the way, if you are looking for a place to show this piece off further, please don't forget about my party, the Boardwalk Bragfest on Tuesday. The link is actually up already. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

kathie said...

Love that piece! So super functional & I the finish on it is perfect. I've seen that minwax product & thought "hmmmmm..." Sounds like I need to try it!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a beautiful piece! The distressing looks so great against the white. Thanks for sharing the new glaze idea! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful!The finish is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Sharon, thank you for linking up to my party. I told you a few comments above how much I love this piece! I appreciate your sharing it on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

(cullenkidsmum) said...

Very beautiful piece!! The distressing is just lovely!!!!

The Vintage Barn said...

That came out great! I haven't really had a chance to try the glazes as I used to just use a light coat of stain for my primitive antiquing process. (I painted primitive furniture in darker colors for years) I did try some on a cupboard door I painted white but it seemed to be sort of streaky looking?? I brushed it on then wiped it off but I guess I'll need to practice more!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous! What a great find at a thrift store!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Fabulous, i'm loving the color and you have me really interested in that glaze!
Thanks for linking!

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Biljana said...

I love shabby, looks wonderful, so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana

Angela said...

It looks so nice, perfect finishing, I would have found a place in my house if it was mine even if I had to squeeze past it.
I wonder do you paint the sides of the doors?
Love, Angela.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at the PoPP. I'm putting your server in the Spotlight this weekend.

Unknown said...

Very pretty! I would love to have a piece like that in my house.

Anonymous said...

Just stunning. I love the dental molding at the top of the piece.

Have a great holiday weekend!


The Frosted Gardner said...

This really is beautiful! Fantastic job.