Saturday, February 25, 2012

B'faye ... before and after

A new name to go with a new face ... say hello to B'faye:

I first came across B'faye at my favorite thrift shop.
She and I hit it off and $15 later we were heading back to my house.

Before shot.  I removed the veneer on the drawers and
glued down the rest.

The transformation was completely inspired by a dresser done by the talented Junk Drawer Diva Kathy Ayers.
You can check out the dresser here at her Etsy store.


Due to an unfortunate hinge-cident, I have some tweaking
to do now to cover up the original hinge scars:
Hinge holes left in the door from the original hardware that I couldn't reattach.  Stripped brass screws are my bane.
I had to add the piece of wood to help support the new inset hinges.
 Other than the hinge touch up, she's pretty much done.


Our original plan was to give B'faye a home in the dining room but
I'm not sure if that's a good fit. 
Large and in charge, B'faye is the same size as the table
 Unfortunately both pieces of furniture end up 
overshadowing each other.
The goal was to have a piece of furniture there that pops
when you walk into the room,
but because of her color combo B'faye sort of melts into the background.
I think she deserves a spot where she can take center stage.




Time to bring the hutch back upstairs
and see if it will set up well
in that spot.

Update 3/14:  We decided to put the
weathervane hutch in the dining room instead
so that meant B'faye was free to go out on the
back deck and I think she fits there better.

The roll of Vanna tonight will be played by Rex the skeleton.

I'd like to thank Rex for so graciously agreeing to give up his corner to B'faye and for helping to welcome her to the back deck.

There is nothing in front of her blocking the
view and her lovely colors really pop against the grey siding.

What do you think? Please feel free to 
chime in and give me your input.



25 comments:

  1. I love it! Paint jobs like this make smile! Well Done!

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  2. This is completely awesome! I have an old piece that has lots of dimension like yours and I just knew it had to have several different colors to bring it out. You are right on!! The turquoise is perfect!!

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    1. Thank you Gayla! I wanted to switch up the color even more, especially on the legs but I am happy with the results. Good luck with your old piece of furniture ; )

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  3. Nice job with so much whimsical personality! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  4. Lovely! To keep B'Faye from melting into the background, try turning your table lengthwise, perpendicular to that back wall. The two chairs between the table and B'Faye will separate the pieces visually, and the length of the table will highlight B-Faye's lines.

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  5. Great color choices. Love her name =)

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  6. Love your colors and what a gorgeous piece! Please stop over to my blog home and link this up to my Inspired Creations party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Stacey ... and thanks for hosting a party ... I linked up!

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  7. I can't help but smile when I see this piece, it's so fun and colorful! This project would be perfect for our new linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

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    1. Thank you Whitney ... whimsey & fun was my goal with this piece. Thanks for hosting a party ... I'm all linked up!

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  8. I saw you at the rooster and the hen and your project immediately caught my eye. Love the whimsy. I say you keep you put. Anyway, if you would like to share at http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/03/furniture-friday-7-and-link-party.html I think my readers would enjoy also.
    xo...mONICa

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  9. Wow! Great job! Love the colors! Come link it up at place on Wednesday and show her off if you can!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  10. I was so smitten that I featured your fabulous B'faye on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    pam

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  11. This is a wonderful and amazing transformation. I really love the color scheme, very unusual and unique. Which is probably why I like it so much. Great job!

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  12. Your color choices are awesome! $15! So jealous. You did a fabulous job! My first time to your blog!

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    1. I know right ... I almost felt guilty with that low price! Welcome to my blog Mandy ; )

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  13. You have been featured here:
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/03/weekend-features-8.html
    stop by and grab a button.
    xo...mONICa

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  14. I love her on the porch because she IS the main attraction there! Great update! Thanks for showing her off at my place!
    Melody

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