Welcome to the new year! Wow! can you believe it’s 2019? I hope your holidays were the best ever, and you have a New Year planned for greatness!

For me, this holiday season has been easy and hard. Easy because I didn’t decorate fully since our grandbabies were not with us. Yay! for less work.  Normally there are a lot of decorations! 

We had company since the first of Dec. and  I wanted to spend quality time with them and that meant I had to put my schooling and business aside until our visit was at an end. We have been spoiled to have my mom and my sister visit us. Very thankful for getting the time to share with each other.

I am very thankful for my husband as well, especially on the holidays; he is one of God’s greatest blessing to me.  We all had fun and were able to share some intriguing conversations, played some games, had some laughs, and that of course was at the expense of each other.  All in fun, all smiles, good times and  great memories together.  

My mom was here the longest.  I will miss her sharing her conversations, opinions and her love day to day, but all things come to an end and  I have to get back work if I am to accomplish anything. 

Accomplishment *No.1 
Getting this to you finally! Thank you for waiting…
I have promised this reveal since the end of Nov. and am so excited to share it with you today…
Here it is! Enjoy!

The Buffet

This is how this beautiful piece looked 
when I purchased it. 
She was a worn and thirsty girl. 
There was water and termite damage.  
The wood was so dry that I was not sure 
I could save it to it’s original beauty. 
I was going to love her no matter…

 I sanded her completely down, 
and at first I was thinking that if 
I sanded the whole thing it would take all the 
beautiful pinned strip painting off 
and that would make me sad. 
I didn’t want to do that if I didn’t have to.
I then wondered if it may be wood inlayed,
so I sanded it a little bit to see that it was! 
I did a happy dance!

Who ever made this buffet took some time to make it so elegant.
 Isn’t that beautiful work?
That’s inlay folks!
I didn’t do that, I just brought it back.

At this point I could compare 
how the old looked against the new. 
As I began to apply the clear wax coat, 
it came to life again.
It took two coats of clear wax to cover
and shine when buffed.
This is only a clear wax, no color.
The wood grain is so gorgeous!

I wanted new knobs for the drawers and doors so
I made a set of “Birds Sing to Me”, which
are some of my favorites, but I was 
pulled between the originals and
my little birds
 I made a post for everyone to vote for their favorite:
New knobs or the Original pulls?
on either: 
 Kimberly Madson Art & Design, 
and on my newest page
Within Home Decor

 The original pulls won by a vote.

Deciding on the two, knobs or pulls?

 Which one would look better?

Even the top has the most beautiful grain patterns.

 After the initial clear waxing, and a buffing,
I used a dark wax to make it enhance the grain even more.
The Finished Buffet…
Thank you for letting me share this beauty with you. 
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leave them in the comments.

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