Every time I get a new piece I think it's my favorite. Well, this one is. Not the piece per se, but the color and paint details. This is my second thing to use my Annie Sloan Chalk paint on and I'm still in love. When I first saw it, I thought it was just a regular chest or small buffet. I shouldn't have judged a book by it's cover. The top "drawer" folds down and the "lid" folds up. Inside is a bar. Places for glasses, wine bottles, etc. even key holes to keep it locked. I kept the original hardware because it was in such good shape. I haven't seen a piece like this before.
This is what he looked like before. Very blah and boring. His veneer was in bad shape on his right door. I repaired the lifting veneer and used wood filler to smooth it out where it had broken off.
I was inspired by a night stand in my parents' house for the design. Stripes. I hadn't done stripes on anything yet and was eager to try. The paint is my Old White Annie Sloan and some blues and browns that I combined to make the stripes. I LOVED distressing this piece and I had a person in mind... Mrs. Pajak. She is a wonderful teacher and friend, and has a home near the water so I knew it would be perfect. We had talked about this piece previously and she was excited. She was even more excited when she saw it! "It's perfect. I love it! I want it!" Before I could even post it on my blog, it was sold. I named him The Pajak Bar. He's going to a good home by the sea.
Update: I'm proud to announce that The Pajak Bar was featured at Under the Table Dreaming, French Country Cottage, and Redoux. Click on the buttons to see each link. Thank you ladies!
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