Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Pajak Bar

  

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!
UndertheTableandDreaming  






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40 comments:

  1. beautiful distressing job! Love it....

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  2. I know why it was sold before you got it on your blog, because it's stinkin cute! I love the stripes! Very original!!

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  3. Beautiful job! The stripes look great!

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  4. I love how soft the stripes are. Beautiful work!

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  5. Trying this again (I can't ever post my comments from an iPad or an iPhone-grrr). Anyway, I wanted to let you know how honored I am to have a bar named after me. And how honored I am by your kind words. And how honored I am to be the recipient of this woonderful piece! I can't wait to meet "him" soon. Thank you so very much, Kerrie. You are amazing!!!

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  6. Forgot to ask...does it come with the bottle of wine?

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  7. This looks amazing! I love that it's not just a regular dresser. And the blue stripes really make it special.

    I'm your newest follower! Stop by my blog if you get a chance and I hope you follow me too! :)

    Emily
    http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love the stripes! Soft, elegant, good job!

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  9. So pretty! Love the stripes; it is very elegant now.

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  10. Awesome new look, looks way different.I think anything I buy is my favorite~Cheers Kim

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  11. Very nice! I love the color and stripes. Thanks for giving him a good home :)

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  12. What delightful piece to find! and you did a fantastic job on the redo!! Love it!

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  13. So pretty! you did a fabulous job!

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  14. Wow, what a transformation! And very inspiring!

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  15. Nice!! The colours are lovely!!

    hugs

    Cath

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  16. Great job!!! I never would have guessed this was so blah before, the after makes it look like a great heirloom piece. :)

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  17. He's so good looking and I bet he will love living by the sea...

    Happy WOW Us Wednesday to you!

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  18. WOW! I love this. It is so beautiful! Love the subtle stripes.

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  19. This came out so great! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

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  20. Oh how I love this..I want her paint so bad...I just need to find some place around me who has it..lovely piece.

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  21. The addition of the blue stripe just made this piece pop! You did a wonderful job on it. I have yet to try this paint. May have to bite the bullet!
    ~ Sue

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  22. This piece is great and you did a fabulous job with the paint finish. Love the design. Thanks for coming to Treasure Hunt Thursday.
    Rhonda

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  23. This is wonderful- I adore the finish you chose and the pretty colors!! Such a gorgeous piece- I love it! Well done! Would love for you to share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime :)

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  24. I can see why it went so fast. It's gorgeous! So did you paint the entire thing Old White then the blue on top of it?

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  25. Your "Pajak" bar turned out terrific, Kerrie! Hubby painted a vintage 60s record cabinet with stripes last year. It really turned out cute, too. Details like that do make a difference. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  26. Beautiful transformation, I love it!

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Anne

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  27. I absolutely LOVE this!! You did such a great job transforming it and it looks gorgeous. What a wonderful piece to have in your home and we are so glad you came over and shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  28. Hi there~ Just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this loveliness at Feathered Nest Friday this week! I love how this turned out! Hope you come share again soon! :)

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  29. What a lovely makeover. Everything fits together perfectly!

    Jeanine

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  30. Wow love the paint job on this cute piece!! Fun idea using stripes!

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  31. I would like to know where you purchased the paint you used on this piece. i love how it turned out and have seen others using this same kind of paint. thanks

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  32. I purchased the paint at WonderFaux Studios in Stafford, TX.

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  33. Hi Kerrie, I just adore what you have done with this piece. The stripes are beautiful. Such a lovely job. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I hope you don't mind that I have included this in today's features. Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  34. Hi there~ Just letting you know I highlighted this at Feathered Nest Friday today! Thanks for linking it up! :)

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  35. He's precious. I can see why she snatched it up.

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  36. Saw this at under the table and dreaming! I really need to incorporate pieces like this in my home .)

    I'd love to have you come by my Make & Share craft hop at HOMEmomMADE.

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