Projects Update and Blooms

You know when you’re at the end of one project and begin another?  You get excited to see the finished product right?


Well, that was going to happen.  I mentioned last time I was finishing painting projects.  I thought John and I were going to do the last piece to our foyer that was on hold for a couple  years do to life.


Handles still need some addition of color.

We are going to make a French Trumeau.  Buying one is out of the question most are big bucks.

I love making these pieces, it’s fun to get creative and put your spin on a piece.  Well, that is on hold for a bit so……

Here’s why.  A beauty isn’t she?


The store I mentioned finding treasures in NJ in my post HERE, direct messaged me on Instagram.  They had to get rid of this piece to make room for incoming finds.  John said let’s take a ride and look so we did.  It was late afternoon when a haul for their shop comes in so they needed room.  It’s a small place.


John inspected it and found one shelf would have to be fixed in some fashion, hence the weights you see.  John figured we had nothing to lose so he said a low price and they accepted.  They didn’t have room nor did they want to bring it back inside.  This is a very heavy well made piece.  More information on that next time.

Before you know it she was getting loaded in the car.  This piece is perfect to match our home with these French lines and beautiful feet.

Stay tuned, I’m waiting on paint and she will be made beautiful.  As far as our current armoire she is on Facebook Marketplace fort a great rice.  If you are in the NJ area take a look under furniture.


Blooms, look at these beauties beginning to burst.   Very happy face and dancing going on right now.  I love our Limelights.


Hope you are having a great week!



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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

28 thoughts on “Projects Update and Blooms

  1. Oh Cindy you limelights are beautiful. I love the new piece. What a beauty. Love the sweet legs on it. I cannot wait to see what you do with that. I bet you will sell your other one on FB market place. I had a lot of success with that when we were moving and selling pieces. Have a great Wednesday.

  2. wow! they call you?? that’s amazing!
    the piece is gorgeous…and I can’t wait to see it when you get done with it….

  3. What a great armoire! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Your hydrangeas are beautiful!

  4. Can’t wait for them to open all the way to bring a few inside.

    Can’t wait to get started. Have plans for the inside

    Have a great day. Hot and humid again for us

  5. Cindy, this is a big project and will certainly be a beauty when you are finished. Your project brings back memories of a amoire I refinished when I first married. Such projects were the norm in my youthful years. Ha! Rarely do I even take on a small painting project in recent years. I admire you!
    Thanks for the visit and thoughtful comment on my blog today. Yes, I don’t blog as often as I did. I hope to get back into more frequent posts. Thanks for checking and visiting and for keeping up on IG. I enjoy your posts as well.
    Happy August!

  6. Thanks for your kind and supportive words. I haven’t been able to do this for years with my MS. I have a new lease on life due to new biologic and I am not taking one single ability I’ve been given back for granted. I missed it so much.

    Enjoy your day

  7. Beautiful hyacinths, Cindy. Ours are long past. Can’t wait to see what you do with that beautiful piece. xo Laura

  8. What a beautiful piece of furniture! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous, too.

  9. How nice of them call you!…that is a lovely piece and I cannot wait to see what you will do with it!…I so love all the pretties in the first image…you have such a beautiful collection! Have a great day Cindy!

  10. That is such a beautiful armoire, Cindy! I am sure once you get done with your magic it will be stunning. It’s so nice of the shop owner to call you – what a find! Can’t wait to see the finished piece. Happy transforming. Xo Lidy

  11. The flowers are lovely and I’m intrigued by the piece. I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I’m a sucker for a good transformation!!

  12. I love your limelights, they are gorgeous!! I also can’t wait to see your new piece refinished! It is going to be gorgeous!! Happy weekend! Hugs!

  13. Wow! I’m so incredibly jealous! First a store that has those sorts of pieces local to you and then a place that actually messages you when they have something to get rid of. It’s like a dream! 🙂 I wish…..I can’t wait to see what you do with this piece….I know it’s going to be amazing. On another note – I have got to plant loads and loads of limelights.

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