Several readers asked if I was planning to paint the bargain Craigslist cherry buffet white. My husband just assumed I would because, in his eyes, I have a “white obsession” and I paint “everything” white. lol.
I make no apologies for that. I love white. I love painted white furniture. And I know I am not the only one. Right?! :)
It would definitely be beautiful painted white, wouldn’t it?
In all honesty though, the fate of the cherry buffet is still undetermined.
When I bought it, I had a concrete plan. Now? I am rethinking it because I have realized there are a couple options for it.
At the moment, the buffet is just temporarily parked in the foyer at the house in Hooterville because it’s out of the way while we continue to renovate, but I originally bought it with the intention of using it in the home office with my distressed cherry Ballard Designs desk and hutch (below), which is in the office/guest room in the current My Cottage of Bliss. I envisioned using the buffet to store unsightly, but necessary, office supplies and paperwork for our Windswept Farm business.
However, once I got the buffet inside the house in Hooterville, I realized it would also work perfectly for the vision I have for the formal dining room. I’ve mentioned before that I am striving for a similar look to this dining room that Layla designed for one of her clients.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.