Wednesday, September 14, 2011

IRENE and a Buffet Server


I'M BACK...

I started this post before Irene hit us....6 inches of water in my finished basement....everything ruined and insurance has denied the claim. My basement I dubbed "my happy place"...it's my space where I create. In the midst of all this, my son left for college to Ireland and was having a rough start. My heart was breaking for him.Thank God for Skype and Facebook to positive talk his negative. A huge tree fell and missed my house by a foot and that ensued a battle between me, the township and the association as to whose responsibility it was to remove (BTW I won, the association lost). The straw the broke this typically optimistic camels back... an employee of the company that did the clean up stole my Ipod. After I treated these strangers like family...pizza, snacks and coffee at the midnight hour. After that, I pretty much crawled into a little dark place and went MIA...just felt like if anything could go wrong, everything was going wrong.

Enough of my pity party...now on to the CL find buffet/side board.






OH it feels good to be back in the blogospere and painting again!

Linking here....
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 Beyond The Picket Fence



27 comments:

Katy said...

I am sooo sorry about your basement, that is awful. :'( And everything else...never leave any valuables out when you have workers in the house. I won't even have strangers in my house anymore because it makes me nervous for other reasons. One of my friends lost her engagement ring by having a maid come and clean, too. ugh

Anyway, glad you painted something! sweet!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Sue! Man, you have had a tough few weeks! I hope your basement is getting all dried out because I have missed your projects! I'll bet your son is glad he has such a wonderful mom to offer great support~ hope he happily settles in soon and enjoys his time in Ireland!
Hugs,
Kim :)

Deborah March said...

BEAUTIFUL re-do!! I sure hope your troubles are at an end...and hope your precious boy enjoys his time in Ireland!!

Maureen said...

From lemons, comes lemonade! Looks awesome!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh sue, i am so so sorry about all the ickiness going on. thank goodness you are back and back at it- creativity always helps me feel better! it turned out beautifully!

Stacey said...

Beautiful! love it!!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for all the bumps in the road. Your piece turned out beautifully.
Blessings,
xoxoRosemary

Mandy said...

Beautiful piece of furniture. Love what you have done to it. Prayers are with you all that have gone through Irene's destruction.
Mandy
www.projectqueen.org

WhyCuzICan said...

Your buffet turned out WONDERFULLY, but I was sorry to read your story about Irene and the Ipod theif...good greif!

Thanks for sharing your story with us all. Good luck to you.

Visiting from My Romantic Home Linky Party tonight,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Honey at 2805 said...

So sorry about your basement. Your dresser looks terrific! I would be delighted if your would link up to Potpourri Friday!

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

So sorry you are going through hard times--but your buffet is beautiful!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a beautiful little piece. Sorry to hear about your rough few weeks. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

Charisma said...

This piece is breathtaking! And I love the vanity too! Thank you for your comment on my first furniture redo :).

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Okay, that is absolutely beautiful! Fantastic job! What a beauty she is now! Found you via Beyond the Picket Fence. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

Lauren said...

Beautiful redo!

Ashley said...

wow this looks awesome!!!!

Allison Shops said...

Sorry you've had troubles at home! The buffet looks great though.

Dropping by from Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag
Vintage Gumwood Cabinet Kitchen

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I featured this today at Mod Mix Monday!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I'm so sorry about your basement! I'm glad you were able to create something SO beautiful though! I love the paper on the interior. Such a great subtle touch!

Miss Charming said...

You did such a beautiful job on the buffet. I love the subtle colors. (Hang in there!)

SJ said...

I love how this turned out! What a wonderful job.
http://shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

I love the chunky legs on this piece! It looks so cute!! Glad you won the battle about the tree!

Terry said...

God never gives us more than he knows we can handle. It may feel like you can't handle anymore, but that is when God carries you. You seem healed now and your buffet is just so lovely. Glad you're back.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I am sorry to read about you tribulations :( You've had a tough week, I'm glad things seem a little better. Your transformation is incredible as always.

Beth said...

Gosh! What a ride you've been on lately. Don't get me started on insurance (not to offend anyone who is affiliated with it) but they don't make it easy. I certainly hope your son is able to work out the rough spots in Ireland and that he can be able to enjoy his time spent there instead. Saying prayers for him and for you. And, good for you against the association! Go girl! ;^)

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