Monday, October 24, 2011

classic gray

We're back from our trip… Sad to leave St Thomas but SO happy to get home to our boys!  I'll share a couple more pictures from the trip:

This is my idea of perfection ~ an ice-cold diet coke with some yummy ice.  Bliss

I never knew I was afraid of iguanas.  Until this past weekend.  These things are EVERYWHERE.  Thankfully not too many at the Ritz, but they seem to pop up when you least expect them.  And they are 2.5-3 feet long, easy.  I shudder at the thought!

Our pool, overlooking the beach.

View of town from the hotel where my husband had his meeting (Frenchmen's Reef).

Our wonderful room.  It was so lovely!

Now, back to what this blog is really all about… furniture!!

These two pieces were destined to be together.  They weren't made together, or even purchased together.  But they just 'go' together.

Here are their before's, when they first met in my garage…

The dresser was a find from the North Fulton Community Charities location.  The hutch was 'free to me' from a friend who mentioned she had it & didn't want it.  It's all "curvy" she said… which, to her, was why she didn't like it.  To me, it was perfection!!

I painted them in an 'oops' gray, which isn't something I do often.  So, no color name for you, sorry.  I primed first, then painted & heavily distressed so that in some places the white shows through, and in others, the dark shows through.

I wiped the hardware down with some oil rubbed bronze but kept all of it.  I love it.

Here you go:

I hope you love it as much as I do!!

linking to these great parties:
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party
Restore Interiors Restored It Wednesday
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
My repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesdays



  1. Painting things the same color is perfect to unify them. Love your photos from your trip. Looks like paradise.

  2. Love it! Your trip looks like it was wonderful.

  3. gorgeous pictures!! i'm jealous! and that buffet/hutch turned out fabulous!

  4. gray and i have a very love-love relationship. so i love it! but the shape makes it so unique, too!

  5. Oh I love it! :)

    Clydia {}

  6. How pretty! Glad you had such an awesome vacation!

  7. Kathie- That is just a darling "wedded bliss" picture. Love the color too. You ARE keeping it, aren't you? xo Diana

  8. What a perfect pair! And that shade of gray was a lucky find. Great job Kathie! ... And can I can along on your next vacation? It looks heavenly!

  9. What a BEAUTIFUL job you did with these pieces! Love your chippy antiquing!

    Deborah (visiting happily from you'll visit too...)

  10. great job performing this marriage! hahah
    I love oops!