Thursday, August 2, 2012

Little French Gray Buffet

I broke my self-imposed furniture diet to buy this piece at Deseret Industries…how could I resist?  

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Although the body was in pretty good shape, the top had been scratched up quite a bit.

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I painted the base with the same color as my other gray buffet, but I used it in my homemade chalk paint recipe. 

The proportions are 2 T. unsanded tile grout mixed with 2 T. water, then mixed in to 1 c. latex paint.

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Then I used a little white chalk paint (homemade) to dry-brush over all the details.

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The handles are original; I just re-painted them with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.

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The top did not quite turn out like I envisioned!  I wanted a stained top, but I wasn’t crazy about the color of the wood next to the gray.  So it actually ended up getting stained darker than it looks in these pictures…but I sold it before I took an after-the-after picture!

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Guess that’s not really something to complain about, is it??

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33 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute!!! i love the color and shape!

Linda said...

Beautiful transformation....I can envision a dark stained top.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow, this is gorgeous, you have a great eye for a "repaint"!

Full Circle Creations said...

Just lovely! I've had several things go before getting that much needed and wanted after pic. Always makes me go duh..why didn't I get that pic. But I can live with that as long as the item goes! Better luck next time. So when will we have another installment on the workshop????? I'm anxious for new pictures.

Holly

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Really pretty and classic in gray! And congrats on a quick sale!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the color and the details on it. You did an awesome job!

Proper Prim said...

Very nice Korrie. I am not surprised that it sold quickly. Looks gorgeous.

Hugs,
Deb

Honey at 2805 said...

Wonderful color and beautiful job, Korrie! Congrats on her quick sale!

I appreciate you sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Eleonora Boiserie & C. said...

very stunning post you are always "bravissima"! Ciao

Bliss said...

Isn't that a Prince song? Little Grey Buffet........

~Bliss~

bj said...

I am LOVIN' this color. I have got to try making some paint...it is so expensive and I just keep putting off buying AS.
You did an awesome job here.

wisp said...

I love it! The gray color gives it such a chic look. :)

ImSoVintage said...

Love this. I am going to have to try and make some chalk paint. congrats on the quick sale :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

No~nothing to complain about at all! I'm not surprised it sold so fast~it's gorgeous!

Lindsey Ralls said...

Love it! I'm loving gray right now and this is so beautiful. Good job!

Katie said...

What a beautiful transformation! I love the shade of gray you chose!

thistlewoodfarm said...

That is so pretty! I love the darker gray! Wonderful transformation.

blessings,
karianne

Rachel said...

I can envision it with the darker wood. That turned out amazing and I like how the handles stand out. My parents I swear have furniture with handles on them just like that. Actually.... I think Sarah owns it now.... hmmmm. I wonder how I can sneak it away from her. :D

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It is seriously fantastic! Thank you for sharing. Saw you over at 2805. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Judy Bigg said...

Great transformation.

Rachel said...

I love it! I love all that crazy wood detailing painted and that old hardware!
Rachel @ Remastered Relics

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

The buffet is beautiful, not surprised it sold quickly! way to go!

have a great weekend!
gail

Miss Charming said...

Such beautiful lines! (I was actually drooling at the first photo before I even saw the after). I love your white paint brush effect--it looks gorgeous! It's no wonder you sold it so quickly, Korrie.

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Wow, I love it! The white brushed over e details is the perfect touch.

Nikki @ the ambitious procrastinator said...

Stunning! I just love the paint and wood in one piece look.

Nikki Kelly @ the ambitious procrastinator

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Love it! Now following you. Love all your posts! I love redoing furniture finds too. Hoping to make it a business in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Lossing said...

This is stunning. What a beautiful piece. Great purchase! I wouldn't have passed it up either!

Kim said...

Oh my, what a makeover! It's beautiful!!
Kim

Full Circle Creations said...

Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

Holly

Gypsy Heart said...

Gorgeous! Love the color ~

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Gorgeous! Love the color ~

xo
Pat

Meg said...

What I want to know is... what DI do you shop at!?!?

Gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

Lolly Jane said...

Love this piece!