While getting ready for my Halloween Home Tour, I pulled an old buffet out of my basement that had been sitting there for quite a while. We’ve moved it with us, from home to home, for over 15 years, and during that time it was used for all sorts of purposes, and stored all sorts of goodies.
Up until two weeks ago, it was in storage being used for stashing old photos, and there were tons of currently-not-in-use-just-waiting-for-the-perfect-spot things stacked on top.
The top was badly scratched from when Topher would store computer parts and tools on top of it, and there were pieces of the veneer that had to be replaced from the unnamed child running her tricycle into it years ago.
Once the repairs were made, I used the same Chalk Paint® colors I did on my other buffet. I used Old White over the entire buffet and painted the inset pieces with Provence.
Of course, while I was painting, Charlie sat down on the wet paint lid — he doesn’t go to the groomer for another week, so until then he will be walking around here with a Provence blue bum.
I then distressed it (the buffet, not Charlie’s bum) and used a coat of clear wax to seal it.
This piece, believe it or not, I am actually going to keep … at least for a while.
Thank you Emma!
Amanda McCellon says
I love the two tone look. Absolutely stunning!
Thank you Amanda!
Looks great! Sounds like maybe another negative report card from the groomer is in the works with Charlie’s blue bum… 😉
So pretty Shanna! I love that you took the time to do something for yourself!
It’s so hard to find the time to do things for yourself isn’t? When you work from home it is nice to have some pretty things to look at though!
Love the photo of the white furniture pieces with the blue accents! Its my FAV Colors, you will find those colors in my blog! We have lots in common :)))
Take care and visiting from the Throw Back Thursday
Thanks so much Maria! I hope you link up again!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Absolutely stunning and very well worth keeping if even only for a while;)
Thank you Amy! I will try not to be talked out of this one!
Boy, did you take an ugly duckling and turn it into a swan.
B E A U T I F U L
Katherines Corner says
it is sooooooooooooooooooo pretty! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. You help to make it so much fun.♥
Jeanna Sanchez says
WOW! Love what you did to this! Isn’t it crazy what some creativity and paint can do? Love the colors you chose!
I freakin love it! I’d love it if you shared it on our link party. http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/its-that-time-again-friday-follow-along.html?showComment=1383938908116#c5339902121145873993
Lisa Bertolini says
Well done! It’s super cute.
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says
Just beautiful! This piece definitely deserves to be used and loved!
I love this, especially the colors! I would keep it, too, if I were you!
Thanks for sharing it on Twirl & Take a Bow–hope to see you again this week! 🙂
~ Brooke ~
Brenda Backus says
Sorry! But what a waste to a beautiful piece, that could have been redone! But if you like it that’s the main thang !