Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Buffet Makeover in Old White and Duck Egg

Now that I have started painting and revamping furniture...I can't seem to stop myself.
(My husband has started calling me Sir Paints A Lot. Adorable, eh?)

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Here lies my boring old buffet (R.I.P) in good ole black laminate. This was the first piece of furniture my husband and I bought together; we needed more storage for all the kitchen crap wares we registered for. She has been a good girl, served her purpose well, but it was time for a rebirth!

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Yup, you guessed it! It wouldn't be a post these days without the help of our chalk paint!
Two quick coats turned this black laminate silky white in 1 hour!

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For the frame I used Old White. For the doors, Duck Egg.

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I did the lightest of light distressing on this one. I just can't have it too "finished" looking. Not my style.

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Helloooo, gorgeous! Once this gal was done, I just couldn't stop staring at her. So I did what any great decorator would do: moved it into the darkest, dreariest hallway in America.
(With terrible lighting to boot! Thank God we are moving in  days!!)

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I cannot wait to find just the right spot for this piece in the new digs!

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Linking to:

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12 comments:

  1. I am feeling a little inspired!

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  2. Very pretty! Lovely transformation!!

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  3. :) very, very pretty! Love the colors together.
    gail
    ps "catching" you this week

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  4. This is so pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I am now your newest follower. You have some lovely things here.

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  5. I love the idea, but I've never heard of the chalk paint. I'm considering painting my parents' cupboards in their kitchen, but I want something that will hold up well to wear. Maybe this is the thing to keep me from sanding for days!

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  6. this looks great i have several dark fake wooden laminate furniture pieces around and would love to paint them, did you use a primer or just the chalk paint ??

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    1. Hi Olivia,

      No primer needed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! You just need the wax after you paint to seal it. Thanks for reading!

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