Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Buffet Transformation

Soooo...after years of transforming ( mostly by painting) my own old furniture and decorating items (I get bored with stuff veeerry quickly), I discover this whole community of bloggers who love what I love..
Yeah me!
I got so bold after stalking some of your blogs for a while, that I promptly went out and got me this UUGLY buffet that was transported from the 80's right to my local Goodwill Store...


This is how it turned out....L.O.V.E.!! 


 I kept waiting for something to go wrong, because I usually mess up
big projects as a result of my laziness  impatience, but I followed the advice of Becca at Blue Cricket Designs on furniture-refinishing and now I love not only my new buffet, but I love her too! Go check her out ...and be inspired like me.


(pretend you did not notice the canary yellow vacuum cleaner in the background)

Unlike Becca, I used spray paint.  I told you I was impatient. Painting in the garage with no air conditioning  in mid-summer in Phoenix had its own price, though. I am pretty sure my secret ingredient may be a bucket  of sweat drops added in....
I primed with Kilz spray primer, then sprayed on two layers of Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover, Satin Aqua. This is my new best friend in spray paints. I could have gotten away with only one layer, I tell you. Covered beautifully! The hardware was sprayed with...you guessed it...everyone's favorite, Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I glazed with Behr Glaze tinted black .Then I sanded quite a lot, because I wanted a really distressed look, PLUS I only realized half way through that it works better if you use a damp cloth to wipe off the glaze.
I had to sand to get the glaze off where it was a little too black. It all worked out in the end, because ,.. have I mentioned that I LURVE my new buffet?

Do you have any ideas on how to decorate my buffet? Maybe I should modge podge the back?
Put white dishes?
Please comment and let me know what you think.

I am linking to

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
 Debbie's Before and After Party
Tales from Bloggeritaville's Thrifty Thursday
Blue Cricket Design's Show and Tell
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell

                      
         



Miss Mustardseed's Furniture Friday

 

29 comments:

  1. suzanne, dit is gorgeous, thanks, ekt nou weer so baie idees, keep it up!

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  2. Well I think it is gorgeous!!~ I too am the spray paint QUEEN. I love the color. As for decorating, not sure what you like...it really should reflect you. What do you have already? Do you have to start a new collections? Really the possibilities are endless. I would keep it simple...huh did I just say that? Thanks for joining in...enjoy some of the other gals as well, so they come and visit you too. Debbie

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  3. That middle plate witht he reds and greens really looks great! Perhaps do those colors...around and about.

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  4. Just found you from Debbie's, love what you did , I wouldn't do anything else to it, that way you will have more freedom in what you chose to to put on the shelves...great job!


    Rondell

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  5. Forgot to say I'm now a follower, stop by sometime!!!

    Rondell

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  6. It looks absolutely beautiful:)))
    I am your newest follower.
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  7. Thanks so much for all the encouragment and ideas, Peeps. Warms my heart :)

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  8. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing such a great idea/ Paula in Idaho

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  9. That color is great for that piece. And who would have thought that ugly brown thing could be transformed into to stylish piece. Good job.

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  10. the color you chose is so pretty-it really transformed that piece into something wonderful!

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  11. Love that you painted this with spray paint! I too am impatient and often mess up projects because I am so excited for the final result that I am moving wet furniture and putting finger prints in the paint! Turned out great!

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  12. Fantasic job...you gave new life to this outdated piece! Love the color!

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  13. Wow - just saw your post on DebbieDoos - so now I am a new follower. Your photo caught me eye - this is amazing...Love it!!! You did a great job. Who would think this was spray painted. Lovely!!!

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  14. This would be fab with a collection of ironstone china or pitcher displayed on it. Or lots of different colors of Fiestaware....or vintage china--all sorts of mis-matched patterns. A collection of vintage silver plate would also look stunning with the aqua color.....your imagination is the limit!

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  15. To die for hutch! Love it as well!

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  16. Fabulous! Thanks for the tips.~Enjoy Kim

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  17. This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.Thanks Anu!

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  18. Love the new color...looks outstanding! Thanks for coming to my NTT party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. This looks great! I love the color. I've seen scrapbooking paper on the back or even wallpaper. I think white or any of your dishes would look great! Keep us posted on what you decide!
    Sharlotte

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  20. Hi... I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thats just the perfect blue--perfect tone perfect amount of distressing--what color is it? I love love love it!!!

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  22. Ann, the color is Rustoleum Satin Aqua in spray paint.. I love that color, too! Without the glaze it is too bright, for what I wanted, though, but after the glaze...just perfect.

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  23. Wow! Beautiful masterpiece. I'm now a follower

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  24. I saw this on the nifty thrifty Tuesday party and had to come see. Nice transformation on that piece! I love the color!

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  25. GORGEOUS!!! I love it! I am a huge fan of the dresser & hutch re-invention, and you did it flawlessly here :) I am your newest follower!

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  26. Love the aqua! Good job on the distressing :)

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  27. This is perfect! What an awesome transformation, it looks absolutely gorgeous. Love the color, and great job on the glazing. It looks absolutely stunning!

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  28. Super transformation! I love, love, love the color. You've given this oldie a reason for recognition. I'm going to feature it tonight for last week's Talented Time Travelers in Focus.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  29. I just found your blog today. I LOVE THIS BUFFET! It is amazing and you should be so proud of all your hard work. Wow. I am in love with it.

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