Monday, July 7, 2014

White Buffet


My neighbors were getting rid of their old buffet and asked me if I would take it off their hands and I of course said "yes"!
Before:
The piece is big and it was shiny and orange, but I knew it could look great with a little paint. First I sanded the top down really well and applied AS dark wax because I wanted a natural finish on the top.   I wanted the body to be chippy so I lightly sanded it and painted it with MMS French Enamel, but it chipped so much that the majority of the paint came off.


I decided that the chippy look was not going to work so I sanded it down and started over.

I mixed up Garlic Glove by Benjamin Moore into chalk paint and got to painting.  After a few coats I distressed the edges, added new porcelain knobs and sealed it with clear wax.  My husband saw the piece and loved it and suggested that we use it in our kitchen instead of the buffet we had.  Sometimes he is brilliant! This piece stores more and I love it in our kitchen.  Of course with a new piece of furniture I had to change up the whole look of the kitchen so I painted it the next day.  I will share the transformation later on. 


































I love it in my kitchen!

50 comments:

  1. Another awesome makeover and I'm so happy to hear it's a keeper for you...love that pretty mirror too!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-it feels good to keep a piece since I rarely do and I love that it was my husband's idea!

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  2. Really nice piece in it's afterlife! Lots of storage and nice style, too.

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  3. This is a Great piece for a kitchen!! I'm so glad you kept it because it looks beautiful as well as functional.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I think if I had gone into the painting for me I would have picked a color and not white, but I do love it!

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  4. Oh wow, I love it, what an interestring piece. Tons of storage and the design is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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    1. Thank you Marty-I am loving the storage!

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  5. You have vision!! What a super elegant transformation. I think it's just beautiful....so are your hydrangea flowers! :)

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    1. Thank you Kim-it turned out very pretty and I am happy with it-can't have too many hydrangeas in my opinion!

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  6. Wow! that buffet turned out completely stunning and fabulous! I lvoe the white. Sorry the chippy blue didn't turn out and you had to sand it all off again!!! :(
    XoX, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thank you Crystelle--it was a bummer to have to do it again, but I love the white.

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  7. What a beautiful piece. You did a great job on it. Love the white!!

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  8. Soooooo much better painted white! It's a completely different piece.

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    1. Thank you Susan--I am very happy with it now!

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  9. Now THAT is a transformation. From blah to standout gorgeous and I can't wait to see it in your kitchen. Great idea as an island! Sometimes the husbands have great ideas lol!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-my hubby can be brilliant at times and I love it when he takes an interest!

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  10. Wowsa! I sure wouldn't have imagined this piece could look so beautiful.
    I can see why you husband wanted in your kitchen.
    I am visiting from The Green Willow Pond WWAW

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    1. Thank you-I love how it turned out too and I am glad my hubby suggested we keep it!

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  11. This looks absolutely fabulous! I love the transformation!

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  12. Just amazing! It so pretty. :-)

    Blessings...
    ~Sherri

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  13. Love the colour change! What a beautiful display! The mirror looks perfect above it!
    Jennelise

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    1. Thank you Jennelise-I tried to sell the mirror at my last show and no one bought it and I am so glad because now I can use it!

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  14. It turned out beautiful! What a great storage piece too. So glad you kept it. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Deborah

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    1. Thank you Deborah-I love it and I hope you have a great week too!

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  15. Looks great!
    I love it in white!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I am glad my husband suggested we keep this piece!

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  16. This is a beautiful update. I love it in white.

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  17. I love this buffet looks so fresh in the white!

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  18. Wow what a beautiful buffet. I have a soft spot for buffets. I have an antique one with a mirror waiting to be painted and I was hoping for a chippy look but we will see!! Check out the buffet that changed my whole dining room http://vintagebarnchics.blogspot.com/2013/10/jennys-birthday-surprise-miss-mustard.html
    It was love at first sight!

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    1. Thank you --I looked at your buffet and it is beautiful!

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  19. This turned out stunning!! I think your neighbors might be sorry they didn't keep it!! You are funny with the whole painting of the kitchen thing...I'm the same way, I cant even bring home a plant without re arranging the entire house! LOL! Funny how one thing can inspire a whole change.
    Take care!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry--My hubby thought it was great but a little crazy, but he liked that he did not have to paint! Now I just have to find all new things for the walls! One thing leads to another sometimes!

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  20. so glad you shared this piece. not only do I love it, but I've been trying to think of how to add a shelf to the bottom of the wood coffee table I'm showing today - I think one like yours with short boards instead of one big board just might do the trick. thanks for the inspiration I needed today!

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    1. Thank you! I hope your shelf works out and I am glad I could inspire. I would love to see your table when it is done.

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  21. Oh what a great piece! I think this one was meant for you all along!

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    1. thank you Sharon-I am so happy I kept it!

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  22. This is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Round-Up from the Before & After party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/the-round-up-from-before-and-after_16.html Hope to see you tonight at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn-thanks for featuring me too!

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  23. Wow...great job. I really like it painted more than not.

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    1. Thank you Pam-I like it better painted too!

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  24. I love, love, LOVE your buffet! It is different than the traditional buffets that you see everywhere. I really don't think I would've seen the potential in the "before" but it is amazing . . . elegant and a bit farmhouse at the same time. Just my style!
    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti-I love how it turned out and I'm glad my neighbors didn't want it any more!

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  25. What a gorgeous piece of furniture!

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  26. What a beautiful and useful piece! I love it in the white and the gold mirror is just perfect.
    Amazing storage, lovely!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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