Union Jack Waterfall Buffet

Are you ready??? :-) This piece of furniture was one of those pieces that literally morphed while in process. We'll start with an AFTER shall we?

You like???

When someone handed it over to me like this


I thought - ok...I'll just paint it pretty and call it good.
But then I noticed the top was peeling...well,
the whole thing was in bad shape!
Look what was underneath the top though.
I just had to incorporate a stained top somehow.

Sooo...I ended up with this.

this is not.how.I.had.envisioned.it.in.my.head. :-(
Thinking......thinking.......what to do now?

Somehow the Union Jack symbol came to mind.
Of course! That would look awesome!!!
I hope....  :-)

Finishing Details:

Minwax Jacobean - 2 coats
Tung Oil- 2 coats
ASCP Paris Gray (large stripes)
ASCP Old White (skinny stripes)
Rustoleum Gloss Navy Blue Spray Paint
Annie Sloan Clear Wax
Kilz Primer Spray Paint (not pictured)

I'm going to need to buy an ENTIRE
new roll of FROGTAPE! :-)
Boy, that was a lot of taping.

Two deep drawers in the middle.

One long skinny top with three divided drawers on the right.

New oil-rubbed bronze pulls with brass highlights
(in stock @ Lowe's)

A little distressing.....

And a little more distressing....  :-)

Original hinges were used.

The antique waterfall style somehow fits perfectly, and
I love that the blue part is high gloss and the gray and white
are a low sheen from the wax finish!

It could be used as a dresser, entry table, or
console table and has great storage.
It definitely makes a statement without being too bold.
I really contemplated adding the traditional red, but
just really fell in love with the cool tones
and nautical feel of the piece.

Dimensions are 54"long x 20"wide x 35.5"high

$375 cash
Contact me for arrangements.

I can't wait to see who it gets to go home with!


On another wonderful note, if you follow
via facebook, you knew that I recently won a giveaway
from Centsational Girl Kate for 5 yards of
Waverly Fabric! Hello!! Centsational Girl!!!

I learned about this on the way home from
our camping trip, made my selections, and
they arrived at my front door step to-day!

Here were my picks!

It was a tough choice, but I love how they all work together.
I have absolutely no specific plan for them, but
they may end up in a project or two. :-)

Just in case you are curious, these are from
Waverly's Modern Essentials Collection.

Left to Right:
Farmer's Market - Plum 675942
Glamour - Shale 652404
Network - Sunshine 675951

I hope your week has been off to a GREAT start.
Some fun-ness for myself is that

(That would be the 16th!) :-)

I'm SO excited!
I kind of wonder if anyone can guess my age.
That could be a little dangerous!
You'll have to come back to find out. ;-)

Keep posted for a little surprise
because I appreciate YOU and you
have been a big part of my past year.
So tune in for some birthday fun! ;-)


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Stylish Settings said...

I thinks it looks great. Well done

Miss KatieK♔ said...

I love this!! Mr lilly and boo would jump through hoops for a piece like this in our home ;)

Katie from lillyandboo

Rina said...

That piece is absolutely gorgeous. Kudos to you and your imagination. And thanks for your blog, it's fantastic and inspiring.

Shaunna said...

IT. IS. PERFECT. I know it took some time, but it's soooo worth it! Sharing it today on my facebook page!

ashley @ the handmade home said...

pretty awesome, girl! love it!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Hopped on over from Shaunna's FB, and WOW!! This is stunning! Great job!

Miss Charming said...

I absolutely love the color combo you used with the stained top. Such a great piece!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh anneke! this might be my favorite take on the union jack! the colors are awesome!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Yur on a Roll, girl! Congrats! It's, like, totally rad! Saw it on FB!!!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

This is up there in my top 5 redos!! Fantastic job!!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

knockin' my socks off AGAIN! love it!! and for that price it should be gone already!! wowza!

keep 'em comin'!!


Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

...i couldn't leave w/o pinning it and then posting it on my FB page!!! okay, it's not the D*S but...it's a start!

Mary - because i like to decorate said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Fantastic vision on this piece :)

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Thank you everyone! You know how to make a girl feel special!!! :-)

Jessica said...

LOVE this! Must have taken you forever!!!!Just saw on Perfectly Imperfects FB page ! What a great site you hav :) Just followed you on friend connect :)

Julie said...

Looks really cool! I'm looking for just the right piece for a Union Jack design for my son's room.

Katie Franck said...

turned out great....I can see that you are a fan of the union jack too :) If you have time wander over by me for a look at my versions....

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow this turned out absolutely stunning! You did such an amazing job on this... I'm blown away! I love your table in your header as well. So beautiful!

Good Time Charlie said...

So fabulous! I love seeing new interpretations on an old favorite! Visiting from Domestically Speaking

ps I host a linky party every Frida-Sunday, I would love it if you could stop by and link up. Thanks!

emacleoud said...

I love your dresser I want to feature it at my Up-cycled Wednesday party @http://emilymacleoud.blogspot.com

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

I am not usually a fan of the Waterfall style, but you have convinced me!!
GREAT job!!

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Saw you over at Restore Interiors, I love this. It looks great! You're making me want to copy!

Danielle said...

Just saw this via Perfectly Imperfect. I love this union jack buffet. Just got some ASCP with the hopes of doing one with red, old white and blue for my son's room. Will the frog tape not peel the paint? Looking forward to following your blog.

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I can't believe you made this. So amazing. ♥

Kahli said...

I think it looks magnificent! Looks like a million bucks!

The Midwest Cottage said...

I always pass on waterfall...but after seeing this it gives me hope. What an amazing redo. Love it and I am so inspired. Thanks.

Tricia said...

I applaud your vision on this piece. I don't think I would have thought of painting it this way. I think it looks amazing.

Erin said...

Love this "cool" version of the Union Jack, Anneke! Though I enjoy seeing the traditional takes on that flag, there's something about yours with the blues and greys that really appeals. All that taping was certainly worth it! :)

Erin @ Carolina Country Living
(visiting from Restored It Wednesday - link #54)

Cori said...

OK...This is BY FAR my favorite interpretation of the Union Jack stye.

I just ADORE it! So glad I found you and your blog. Count me in as your newest follower. I can't wit to see more from you and just may have to "steal this idea" on a project soon.

FABULOUS in every way!


Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

I absolutely LOVE this union jack dresser. I also adore that you used a dated deco piece without the greatest lines because they are so cheap easy to find though look how amazing they can be!

Antique Recreation said...

Wow! I LOVE how this turned out! I agree about having to stain the top, it was gorgeous!

Holy Craft said...

I love this! Small world, I actually found this piece on my local craigslist yesterday, then saw it today as a feature on Primp. I had to pop by and see how local you are to me. I love how this piece turned out and how it just morphed into the union jack. It would be awesome in a boys room.


refabulated said...

LOVE LOVE LOOOOVVE IT! We did our first Union Jack piece as well from an old dresser we drug (dragged?) home from the side of the road. Not to shabby for a first go round. I Love your piece. www.refabulated.com