Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Buffet Redo

Well this has been along time coming, but I've finally painted and shot a few pictures of my buffet. I bought the buffet almost a year ago and painted it right before Christmas. Here is the new look,




Before
This is the before. I like the lines of the buffet and its well constructed, but the doors and drawers are a little wonky. It's an old piece so I'm not that worried about slight imperfections. I painted the body in Talc by Martha Stewart paints and the top is painted in Magnetite also by MS paints, after painting I applied a coat of wax.  I liked the patina of the original hardware so I just cleaned them up a little and put them back.
  My living room is not very wide so it was hard to shoot this at an angle that captured it all without shooting  under the lamp... drat. I'll have to figure that out one of these days. Here are a few more angles,




Notice Bijoux in the mirror


I'll have some full room shots after painting and installing new flooring and area rug. Its coming along slowly but surely. I'll be joining these great parties,

                                             
                                           
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54 comments:

  1. Great job~ Love the color. LOVE the reflection of your doggie in the mirror:)
    ~Cheryl

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  2. Gorgeous, Karen! Such a huge difference. I also love the vignette you created! The candles, pitchers, and frames are all so pretty together! Love your curtains too!

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  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I just love the hardware. I too love the picture with little Bijoux reflected in the mirror--so charming!

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  4. Beautiful job Karen!! The look is so pleasing to the eye.

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  5. Just lovely! It is amazing what some elbow grease and paint will accomplish. This piece would cost $$$ if you had to buy it. Love how you have it accessorized too. Blessings, Barb

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  6. Oh, it`s just beautiful. Love it and the frames.

    Hugs Bente

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  7. Looks good. I love the two colors they go well together.

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  8. I love the way those dark drawer pulls stand out against the white of the buffet. Really well done!!! Your whole vignette is just lovely.

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  9. It's beautiful. I like the vignette too and your little doggie in the mirror.

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  10. Very nice...I love the colors that you've chosen. Great job Karen! Waiting to see the finished room! Hope you have a great week to come. Hugs

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  11. I love it! Love the white and the mercury glass--the curtains look so pretty reflecting in the glass--great job!

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  12. Wow, what a difference a little paint can make! :D Your buffet looks lovely. Nice job!

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  13. Such a beautiful piece of furniture. You did a fabulous job prettying her up.

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  14. This is amazing my friend, so nice to catch up again. Hope you have a lovely day.

    Always Wendy

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  15. Oh my goodness this is awesome, I LOVE the handles, they pop right off the new color! Have you had a chance to check out our little Challenge? It's not too late to join. My project update post just went up. http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/word-of-the-year-and-i-might-be-screwed-just-once-a-gallery-wall-experiment-update/

    I am your newest follower!

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  16. This is stunning. I love everything. The buffet, the pitchers, the candlesticks, the mirrors. Really beautiful. I'm anxious to hear about your floors. I would love to put hardwood where my carpet is but not sure if I'm up to it...or can afford it!

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  17. Delish! I'm lovin' it! I'm a new blogger and a new follower!!

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  18. Your buffet looks amazing! I love that colour and how you have styled it! X

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  19. This turned out so lovely! Great job, you surely are a talented woman!
    Thanks for sharing and I just adore your blog!

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  20. Oh my! That is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you painted the top a diffrent color. You did a fantastic job!

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  21. Very Pretty! It looks like a totally different buffet, you did a great job.

    Love your blog, I am a new follower.

    Have a great week.

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  22. Totally awesome!! You really did an excellent job!
    xxDaniella

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  23. Hi Karen...stopping by again to thank you for your comment over at 21 Rosemary Lane. And again I will tell you how stunning your buffet is!!! Have a great week!!

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  24. That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  25. Beautiful! And you have it set up so pretty!

    ♥Linsey

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  26. What a beautiful piece........I love white furniture and all things french!.........Bonnie

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  27. Love what you did with the piece. I really like your vinett on the top too.

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  28. Saw your link over at It's Overflowing. Love how this turned out and really adore the photo with your little dog in it. Very cool photo.

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  29. That vignette is breathtaking Karen. I literally inhaled. Love what you did with the buffet, and of course, I love the frames.

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  30. Oh this looks so great. I have a entry buffet that the 90's want back and I have got to paint, thank you for the inspiration!

    Carol

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  31. Hi Karen...I love how it turned out. I especially like the contrast between the dark top, dark hardware and the white. Awesome job.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Ana

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  32. It turned out gorgeous- the color is wonderful and the dark top is perfect! Feathered Nest Friday is going on at my blog if you would like to come share over there too! :)

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  33. I love the white frames with all the details and the silver candle holders are gorgeous!!

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  34. A very lovely buffet and you did it justice with the paint colors! I just love the photo with your pup's reflection in the mirror! Perfect!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  35. Beautiful! I love the color and your accessories too!

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  36. WOW! You did great! The reflection of your dog is just too cute!

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  37. Hi Karen,
    Love the dresser and love your blog! I am your newest follower!
    Peggy

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  38. You did a beautiful job, it looks so different!

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  39. Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

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  40. Your buffet is so pretty! I love the new paint color on the top! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  41. It just takes my breath away! Outstanding! I hope my furniture makes others feel that way!
    http://bluestarantiques.blogspot.com

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  42. Karen
    Thanks for your sweet comment about my bathroom renovation. Your furniture posts from 2011 are beautiful! I am your newest follower. Thanks again!

    Maxwellhouseinteriors.Blogspot.Com

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  43. Beautiful work. I just found you through My Romantic Home! I've only just started finding all these decorating blogs full of kindred spirits. I've since been inspired to start a blog on problems of decorating when you rent. Your creations would be great inspiration for my readers. I would love to feature you one day, especially on your painting techniques and ideas. I especially love the coloring you did for the top of buffet. Did the color tone on top change when you added the wax or is that the original paint color? What type of wax did you use? I have a very large china hutch I want to paint white with black accents to sell as its just too large for my space. Thanks again for sharing. : )

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  44. Karen, you did a beautiful job on your buffet. Gorgeous! I'm now following you.

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    1. Oops, looks like I've been following you already. (smile)

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  45. Stopping back by to say thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  46. Just beautiful!! I love the way that turned out. New Follower!!

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  47. What a great makeover! I love the color you chose and your little dog looks adorable in the mirror! I am your newest linky follower and found you via The Nester. Check out our home renovations at www.migonishome.com
    Looking forward to seeing more of your DIY projects.

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  48. such a charming project, karen:0) love the colors you've used!

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  49. What gave you the inspiration for the color?

    -Zane of ontario honey

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