Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Buffet Redo

My mom gave me her buffet a long time ago and I put it in our living room.



It is a big piece of furniture in a small space. So I got the idea of painting it lighter so it would blend more into our white walls. As you may know, I tend to ponder over things for a while. This project was no different. Then add in surgery and a cancer diagnosis and it was months before I was ready to actually paint it. I did know I wanted to paint it a light gray. After looking at many grays for our upstairs bathroom I actually chose a color pretty quickly. I loved Martha Stewarts Sharkey Gray but it didn't look good in the bathroom. So without hesitation, I went up to Home Depot and got a gallon of it. I was pretty proud of myself.

My wonderful husband sanded it down for me and I painted a coat of adhesive primer so the paint would stick.


Here is the finish product. I am no furniture painting expert but I think it looks pretty good. And my favorite part is decorating around it.









Paint: Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray
Framed Fabric: Ikea Fabric, Frame from Hobbly Lobby see how I did it here
Lamp and Shade: Target (the base is on sale now for $14.98)
Other knick knacks came from Antique Stores, mom, memaw and things I just had lying around.

Here are more views of our living room:


Read more about my DIY artwork above the mantle here



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6 comments:

Sherry said...

What a difference a can of paint and some elbow grease can make! It looks great!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

This a fantastic piece! I love it. Megan

Heather Alverson said...

You did a great job on this! the details in the buffet show up better with the white paint. great job.

micki @ ADD housewife said...

It looks very nice. I love your elephant :)

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

Very pretty! Found you on Remodelaholic :) Love the elephant too!!!!

Tricia said...

What a great transformation! I love sharkey grey...our laundry room is done in that colour. Your accessories really stand out now!

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