July 07, 2012

Butter Yellow Buffet

My client found this buffet on Craigslist and asked me to paint it. After discussing color ideas we decided on a soft yellow with very light distressing. We decided to keep the top natural to tie in with her other wood furniture and use black iron hardware to tie everything together.

Here is a quick before shot.








If you know me, or if you have read my blog, you know the chance of me knowing the exact name of this color is pretty slim! The color is a custom mix I made and it came out perfectly, don't you think?

I got lucky and found these sample paints for .50 cents a piece at Lowe's. They had tons of great and vibrant colors.
Lowe's is moving in the Summer paint sample and getting rid of the Spring samples.

I mixed Dreamy Caramel with Cream Delight to get this custom color which I call Butter Yellow.
I used my homemade chalk paint (1c. paint to 1/4 c. baking soda) recipe with this piece.
I love it!!

I love the color and all of the storage inside the buffet. My client is going to use the buffet to replace a sofa table she is using right now. She wanted something that would hide bags, toys, and any other clutter that lands by the front door. This yellow buffet will be perfect!



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25 comments:

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    1. Thank you! : )
      I agree with you...I wanted to keep it for myself.

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  2. Wow! what a difference I love the color.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thank you! By the way, I love your stuff so it's a huge compliment to hear this from you! : )

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  4. You did an amazing job on the yellow buffet. I love the custom color.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! I think it came out perfect!

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  5. Looks amazing! Not usually a yellow fan but this shade is perfect.

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    1. I agree, thanks for checking it out!

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  6. Lovely color! Do you use latex paint with your baking soda? If you don't mind, could you please email me? Thanks. My email address is Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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  7. I love this. When I first saw the original piece I couldn't imagine it yellow and distressed - but it looks SO different painted. A great result! I wish the pictures showed more yellow (it looks cream), but I can imagine the perfect color that it is. My living room ceiling is butter yellow and I love it.

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    1. Perhaps, I should have called it margarine yellow!! It was a little more yellow in person. The room I took the pictures in has a lot of natural light but I loved how it almost glows in the sun. Thanks for stopping by. I saw you gardening bench/dresser and I loved it!

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  8. thank you for such lovely inspiration! found you at MMS's link party, always a favorite!

    hope you can swing by:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  9. Great job on the buffet! I love yellow-with-a-stained-top. I have been eying those paint samples at Lowe's for awhile but I have put myself on a strict "no more paint" diet until I make a dent in what I have! I have been making homemade chalk paint with unsanded grout and wondered about baking soda since I have a ton of it... glad to see it works!

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    1. It's SO hard not to buy paint when it's on clearance for $5 a gallon!! I need to go on that diet too.
      I used unsanded grout once and it left white specs when I sanded. I wasn't a huge fan. I LOVE the baking soda recipe! Let me know what you think when you try it.

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  10. 1st i have seen this recipe for c-paint using baking soda i would love more info..........just.plzzz@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Chris! I mix 1 cup of laytex paint and 1/2 cup of baking soda. If you think it's too thick just add a little more paint or a little bit of water and mix again. It's suppose to be a little thick. It will dry super fast and when it does it will be rough to the touch. Use 220 grit sand paper to sand. You can touch it to find any areas that haven't been sanded. It will be smooth to the touch after you sand. Have fun!

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  11. On my gosh it looks so much better now that it is painted butter yellow! I love the piece on now that I didn't love before. Never heard of your chalk paint formula before, everyone has baking soda. I might be trying this out! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best! PS - following you on Facebook!

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  12. Love your blog, you do some amazing transformations. Found you when I was actually looking for a different blog. So glad for the mistake, following along now.

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  13. beautiful! i love that soft buttery shade of yellow!

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  14. I wasn't aware you could make your own homemade chalk paint!!! I'm trying this asap!! :)

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  15. I love this buffet!…and I must try that chalk paint recipe, ASCP is pretty expensive..

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  16. I love how you trans formed this midcentury piece! I have a dresser up in my sons room that I am going to take and transform into a new buffet for my dining room. What you made is simply beautiful.
    What I am curious about and what i wonder if you would share is how you got such depth in the finish of the top. It is just gorgeous!

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  17. I just bought this exact same buffet to redo. Imagine my surprise when I look up buffet on pintrest and its the very first pin.

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