The Green Machine

Wow-ho-ho-ho, don’t know if you remember this one, but this piece of furniture dates back quite a bit of time.  We finally finished the piece that had us smashing this:

IMG_5836This is just the top to the beast…perhaps you remember the base?  We used it at the autumn Bridal Expo as a buffet for our plethora of hors d’oeuvres.


IMG_5843Oh yes, this was the pre-smashing condition of our paint sprayer.  Grrrrrr, this looks simple, right?  Aim, spray, done???  NO WAY, man, this took forever.  It would start out great, then the 105 degree Atascadero heat would aid the paint to dry in the valve and we would get stuck.  And, um, yes, the 105 degree factor totally gives away that we started this dang project back in August or September only to pick it up again once the frustration wore off, and finished it in January, gulp.


IMG_5844First big step…way bigger than we expected…our piece was primed.  Now, for color!DSC_1101

DSC_1103A pretty soft mustard for the exterior base coat, and a warm but very pale butter for the interior.  Looking better already, right?  Now for the big shocker:


DSC_1127DSC_1128Wow, right?  Oh, and we added some chicken wire for some rustic charm.

DSC_1129Ok, at this point, Sam and I were just laughing about the color.  Don’t get me wrong, we were TOTALLY confident about the color at this stage in the process, because it was not complete yet.  But, we were laughing ‘cuz we knew that if Juli was in the garage with us on this one, this would be the time that she would walk out and call us crazy.  Hahaha, we love you Juli and were so glad you didn’t have to have a heart attack from your senses being affronted. 🙂

DSC_1132At this point, maybe it’s a good idea to show you our inspiration photo…so you don’t think we are crazy, too 🙂

101337881.jpg.rendition.largestSo, with this pic in mind…I think you can guess that we moved onto sanding and furniture wax.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe result literally had Sam and I jumping for joy!!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is our beautiful green buffet happily gracing the show room at Zoey’s Home Consignments in San Luis Obispo.  We are praying that the person who buys this beauty will send us a pic of it in the interior design of their home….it will be a knock out!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlls I gots to say is, thank you lordy that she is done!  Oh and thanks again for checking in on what we have been Zestin’!


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