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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Buffet Reveal

I bought this baby off Craigslist way back when.  It’s been months.  I decided to live with it for a while before deciding exactly what to do with her.
Thrifty Finds buffet 007
She is big and dark and really did not work in our foyer.  So now she looks like this.
hall table and playroom 008
hall table and playroom 009
Look at that sweet keyhole.
hall table and playroom 012
hall table and playroom 011
I started to paint her white.
cabinet 002
Left her like this for a week or more.  Yup, that’s how we roll around here – half done projects galore!
I wasn’t liking the white.  It was too stark.  Luckily I was painting with Chalk Paint, so I just grabbed the Paris Grey and painted right over the white.  Easy.
camping and store 017
Don’t y’all paint right in your foyer?
camping and store 020
One coat, and you can see it is still drying.
I used the original hardware and here she is again, all done.
hall table and playroom 011
She may stay right where she is, or make an appearance at my space – Vintage Restyled.  We shall see.
Have a great week!
Partying here:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm


Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage


Karen said...

Beautiful transformation, It is gorgeous.

Tootsie said...

awesome this is right up my alley! I am a new follower from the dittle dattle hop...hope you will pop over soon! I do furniture and I garden!

Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, unless it's a terribly messy project, I just paint where things are in the room too. You did right by changing the paint. I'm liking the "after" version very much!

Polly said...

Looks great! Sounds like you are loving the chalk paint!! No priming is a godsend!!
I could NEVER paint in my foyer! I am the messiest painter ever......walls, floors, dog, cat....they would all be splattered!! :-)

Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

I think this is simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon,
I can't get over the difference! It looks amazing. The color you chose is beautiful, it makes the whole piece look so elegant.

P.S. I'm having trouble commenting on your blog unless I'm "anonymous" :(

Carrie @ Hazardous Design

Vicky said...

I can't you paint in the foyer! You must really be neat. Great job and you're right the grey looks a lot better. New Follower stop by for a blog visit!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You have a beautiful piece now. The color you chose is just perfect. I really want to try this chalk paint soon.

michelle@decorandthedog said...

I usually don't like original hardware on refinished pieces but this hardware is perfect. LOVE that keyhole!! Great find!

Anonymous said...

Very nice.

Liliana said...

It´s a huge transformation
It looks so cute now
Hugs from Spain

Cassie Bustamante said...

beautiful! love the color and distressing!
i am working on a china cabinet in paris gray right now! love that color!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The buffet looks amazing! What a transformation!

Dixie said...

love what you've done with it! I have a china cabinet that the same exact color and style as your buffet... but I haven't been able to bring myself to paint it... you're great inspiration!!

abeachcottage said...

The gray looks great, you did a wonderful job with this. Well done and thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Renee said...

I love the gray color, I have been wanting to try the chalk paint but haven't done it yet.
It looks fabulous!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Such a great piece!

Deana said...

Fabulous transformation!! I just started a blog paty "from trash to treasure" and this post would be a great additon. I hope you'll stop by and join in!

Unknown said...

OMG- I have that bought that exact piece for $75 at a Restore, hauled it to my living room, painted the bad boy on the spot and voila, it looks like the twin to yours!
Kerry at

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