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's a pretty makeover that I am super in love with.



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 : )