September 07, 2014

Vintage Buffet and Not Decorating for the Season

Hi friends! 
Fall is officially here and I can feel the change outside. 
Here's to cooler times waiting in the carpool line, long sleeves, and everything pumpkin spice. 
We'll all be sick of it soon and ready for spring again. 

Pumpkins, fall leaves and Harvest signs are everywhere in blog-land. You won't find any of that crap on this blog. 
At least, not until October. 
I try to make things pretty and I stage with things I think look pretty. Plus, I haven't dug out my fall decorations. 
Therefore, pink gladiolas and bright yellows it is. 

Okay, I've rambled enough...here's a pretty makeover that I am super in love with.

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AFTER














How much do you love this makeover?! 
I really love it. 
I found this buffet at Goodwill and when I saw it I knew I had to get it! 
It is much bigger in person. Like HUGE, in person.

I knew I wanted a pretty dark bluish grey color but I wanted to use paint I already had on hand. I also wanted a more worn look since this piece has a vintage feel. 
I had some Old Fashioned Milk Paint colors so I mixed them until it was close to the color I wanted. 
I mixed sea green, light cream, and pitch black. I didn't measure, I just added colors until I liked the outcome. 
The color was a shade of denim once it dried. 
I used a brown glaze to make the color deeper and bring out the creases and imperfections. 

The milk paint didn't chip as much on it's own so I used a 220 sandpaper to make the paint chip. 

Love, Love, Love!

I hope you like this piece as much as I do....and my spring flowers : )

Helen 

9 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! I love the color mix, what a fabulous outcome.

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  2. I've started experimenting with colors, antiquing, distressing, etc. I've so enjoyed it! At first I thought I should measure, follow instructions, find out how others did it, buy special stuff, etc. But then I just grabbed my paint and played around with it until I got what I wanted. I just did an antique 4 panel door for a back drop to my hallway bench. It turned out so well! Your projects are inspiring! Thanks for sharing - oh, and btw, I'm not going fall just yet either. I'm still enjoying my summer. I'm in no hurry to usher in winter in any way. ~ Val @ Love My DIY Home

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  3. I have almost that same exact buffet. And you're right, it's HUGE!!! Mine is painted white, and it's fine but seeing it like this makes me want to maybe paint it someday...I am so curious how much you paid for it. I got mine for a steal at $40, which I normally wouldn't pay that much but you know how big this piece is. It's a treasure! Nice job!

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    1. I paid more than I would normally but I knew I could make a few extra bucks on it.
      I paid $125, I think it was so worth it though!

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  4. love the finish on this piece and love the greek key design on it!

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  5. This piece turned out great. Love the finished an color choice.

    Cindy

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  6. I love the color on this piece! The color fits the buffet perfectly! Thank you for linking your project to Outside the Box link party!

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  7. You did a beautiful job transforming this piece! Pinned :) Thanks so much for sharing it at The Makers!

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  8. Gorgeous! you have done a fantasic makeover, it is so dramatic now, a focal point for sure. Found you via Sweethreepeats. I will be pinning this too!

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