Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Smitten.

Holy moly, I am so smitten with our new-to-us buffet!  A couple months ago, I purchased a Thomasville beauty off of Craigslist, and sadly, it has sat idle in our basement, just collecting dust since then.  But thanks to a recent visit from the World's Greatest Parents, I got the kick in the pants I needed to spiff this pretty lady up and get it set in our dining room.  {Don't get me wrong...the cabinet was beautiful already...just not my style in it's original form.}

So here she is after I removed all of the original hardware and sanded the surface to roughen things up for the primer.


Then it was time to select the color I wanted to paint it.  {And not only did we need to select a color for the buffet, but also for two nightstands, an armoire and a dresser-turned-console that I had bought off Craigslist during the Summer.}  We used a very scientific random method of choosing our colors...aka we laid a million paint chips out all over our bar...honed in on the general color we were going for... and then took the "finalist" chips around the room to examine them against other objects, and to see how they looked in different types of light. 


After all of that fun, I had my Dad assist me in carrying this light-as-a-feather piece {HA...sarcasm} from the garage to our living room, where my Mom was waiting to take over the priming and painting.  Lucky me, I was exiled to our master bedroom, trying to take care of the disaster that is supposed to be our oasis to escape to.

After some perfect painting and several days of curing, I was finally able to re-attach the doors and the original hardware.  The second I put the first piece back on, I was S-M-I-T-T-E-N.  I absolutely loveeee this piece and I'm so happy with how it came out!!

{These photos make the color seem A LOT lighter than it really is.  The very last picture, although not a good one since it was taken with my iPhone and has a glare across it, best depicts how the color appears in real life.  Forgive me...I don't know how to change my camera settings to fix this!}











So there you have it...that's our new-to-us buffet that I can't get enough of.  Anyone else take on some major furniture painting lately?!?!

P.S. - I have a couple more furniture makeovers to share with you guys.  I'm just waiting on some hardware, and then I can hopefully reveal them to you guys later this week! :)

42 comments:

  1. I'm afraid we cannot be internet friends anymore.. That is EXACTLY the buffet I'm hunting for! I want it SO BAD I can TASTE it.

    It looks beautiful! Well done! I'm anxiously awaiting more reveals from your productive time with the parents!

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    1. Aw, I'm sorry haha! Just stalk Craigslist and you might find a piece to makeover like I did! :)

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  2. Wow!!! I'm smitten too! Love the colour. Love the style. Love the placement. A+++.
    -Diana

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  3. I love it! I am in love with all of the aqua accents in your home!

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    1. Thank you, Brandi! I am too...they make me very happy!

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  4. OMG...GORGEOUS!!! You have a great eye for what something can become with a little TLC.

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    1. That's so sweet! Thank you, Lindsay! :)

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  5. I love it!! You did a wonderful job with the makeover and it ties in really well with everything else. I can see why you love that aqua color so much.

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  6. Great job! It is absolutely beautiful! And it goes so well with everything else you've done.

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    1. Thank you, Amy!! I'm glad it seems like it ties in!

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  7. it looks beautiful! i love that color- it is actually similar to the color on my own sideboard! beautiful job!

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    1. Hi Cassie! Thank you! And I just checked out your sideboard and I love it! Great job! :)

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  8. Wow, that buffet looks terrific. Love the color!

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  9. Hey Gabbi & Pete,
    We live about Two blocks from Bayhead Beach and we decided on White furnishings with a slightly rubbed white stressed finish in sort of a wainscott style with hammered pewter hardware inserted in white wood for knobs. This is our Livingroom Entertainment Center as well as a man sized white Armoir for me and two nightstands.
    We had them custom made but this is going back 10 yrs ago. I am glad we invested in them as they have stood the test of time as well as the daily wear & tear of life plus the ravages of our 7yr old Vincent ....(TV is truly their life) as little Kevin McCallister so aptly stated in Home Alone 2!
    I managed to find an old but very well built coffee table in an Antique Store which serves a great dual purpose for Mom & Dad(Me & Bev that is LOL) and for Vincent and his crayons, watercoloring etc.
    Enough of my furniture and Hi Jacking your page here LOL....How I got on the subject of White furniture is at first you are right(and Im Colorblind)..your initial set of buffet pics looked white...the last pictures showed the color .....very nice!
    You guys have really done an awesome job. Progress.....Progress....Progres....is being made!!!!

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    1. That furniture sounds beautiful!! Thank you!

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  10. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. That is a beautiful piece and the color came our wonderfully! Can't wait to see the other makeovers! :)

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I can't wait to share them, although, they can't compare to the buffet haha. :)

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  11. This is so gorgeous!!! Is that the original hardware? It goes so well with that color! You guys did such a great job! :)

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    1. Aw, thanks Whitney! Yes, it is the original hardware. I loved it and wanted to keep it with color we selected.

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  12. Love it. What color did you use? I'm looking for a pale aqua-ish color and that color is perfect. Please share!!

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    1. Ahhh, I just realized I never posted an answer to you! I'm SO very sorry! It's Behr's Aqua Spray. :)

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    1. I'm so sorry I didn't answer you sooner...the color is Behr's Aqua Spray. Hope that helps! :)

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  14. Just beautiful! I love the color and how you picked it out. Megan

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  15. Beautiful piece!!! Makes me want to go back to stalking Craigslist, I took a break after I found my dining room table and told myself I cant look until the table is done!
    Do you use rollers to avoid paint brush marks or a really good brush?

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurel! I roll the paint on with a small, high-density foam roller and then go over it immediately with a quality brush. :)

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  16. GORGEOUS piece of furniture and you did an AMAZING job! Love your color-choosing method! Cracked me up!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! Hahaha..yea, it was pretty random haha.

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  17. I am in love with this makeover. Fantastic! One of these days I'll have a beautiful buffet piece to makeover. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Tamara!! It's one of my favorite pieces in our house! :)

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  18. Here from Bliss at Home and I'm so glad she featured you because I luuurve this! I kinda wish we needed a buffet now.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much!! I'm glad you stopped by! :)

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  19. Love this!!! Great piece and great color choice. I just learned of your blog from Kristin over at Bliss At Home. I'm definitely happy to be a new reader!

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    1. Thank you, Shavonda! I'm so glad you found me from Kristin...she's the best! :)

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  20. I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE YOUR BUFFET , IF THIS WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
    LAUREN

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    1. Of course! Let me know if you need anything from me and when it's featured! :) Thanks Lauren!

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  21. LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing the link to this project! I LOVE your zebra chairs too!!! YUM!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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