Sunday, September 4, 2011

Curvy Greige Buffet

This is one of my favorite furniture projects to date. She was just a dream to work with!


This is not even my own personal style. I tend to like pieces that are a little more casual. But she's just one, big beautiful piece of furniture! Except for some wear on the top, she was in perfect condition. If you're a furniture purist, perhaps you should just avert your eyes now, because yes, there was paint involved!



I absolutely love the color, but I have no idea what it's called or how it made it's way into my garage. I found it on the shelf with all the other paint. It's Behr color match with the formula on the lid. I am positive that I did not buy it and no one in my family seems to know how it got there. Only a very small amount had been used out of the can, so I decided to give it a try. It's a gray with a good amount of brown, something along the lines of greige. And it's just a really cool color!







I found this piece at my local Goodwill and I was immediately drawn to the curves.










I loved the original hardware and just gave it a coat of old white chalk paint for a nice contrast. I love the way chalk paint adheres to hardware and really brings out the details. It gives a nice aged look and makes painting hardware a breeze!


I gave the entire piece a light distressing and a few coats of poly for durability.




This is also probably the heaviest piece of furniture I've ever worked on, so that why the photos are in front of my garage door. She was just too heavy to move around for a beauty shot. But that's ok, I think she'd be beautiful just about anywhere!




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71 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you already know how i feel about it.... pitter pat pitter pat goes my heart!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the look of the gray color. I'm trying to be brave enough to paint a couple of my own pieces gray, but I'm afraid I won't choose the right shade!

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous! I love the color that you chose! Stopping by from CRAFT link party.

By the way, I have a fun giveaway going on now, check it out if you'd like--
http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/literally-inspired-giveaway.html

Katie said...

I wish random paint would show up in my garage!! LOL! This turned out great! Love the curves and the greige looks perfect on it!!

Katie said...

Beautifully done! Love the contrast of the hardware!

The Frosted Gardner said...

This is just dreamy! Gorg-e-ous! The grey and white are the perfect combo!

Twice Nice said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love how the hardware turned out too. I've never been a gray girl before, but I became a big fan after trying Paris Gray last month. I may have to investigate more shades of it!

Mel - http://junkinjunky.blogspot.com/ said...

Love the colour! It looks so fresh now and the hardware colour works so well.

NanaDiana said...

Sharon, That is one of my favorite pieces you have ever redone, I think! I love the color and it looks GREAT with the white hardware. I would be hard pressed to part with her! xo Diana

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

That's one of the prettiest things I've seen from Club G.W. in a LONG time! It's so funny you don't know where the paint came from! Divine Providence, perhaps? lol

Love the greige....

xoxo
Kathleen

Allison@FabRehab said...

Wiping the drool off my chin. Gorgeous!!

Chrissie said...

So beautiful! I love the greige LOL! I get a lot of this style furniture and it is VERY heavy! Once me and my son dropped one on the driveway and it didnt hurt it a bit, a wonder the concrete didnt bust. Beautiful work!

Red Gate Farm said...

I love the greige color! And the light hardware really pops against it! This was the perfect color for the piece!

I was interested to see that you used chalk paint on the hardware... I finlly ordered to cans to use on a little project of my own!

~Chris

Carrie said...

What a wonderful GW find and you've done a great job with the refinish. Thanks for sharing...I have several thrift shop pieces that could use a paint and wax job.

Hope you can stop by my blog to read about my Craigslist find last week.

Melissa said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful. The color, the distressing, & the hardware. Great job! I love the curves as well. Good find for sure :)

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I am a sucker for a curvy piece of furniture! And love the contrast with the white hardware. Simply beautiful!
Sarah

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Haha, I have similar paint in my garage, Sharon! I have no idea what it was used for or how it came into the house! I love this piece. I'm hoping to find something with a similar curvy shape when we move to use in my Master.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Cracking up at the mystery paint! This is incredible. Doesn't it make you wonder who actually gave this piece up and DONATED it to the GW? They obviously have not been exposed to the world of Home & Garden blogs! Just a beautiful piece.

Emily said...

ohmygoodness!!! i love it! i know ill be at the sale this time, cant wait to see all the great stuff!

Modern Frills said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Sylvia said...

The color looks so creamy and soft, I love it!

Sylvia

molly susan strong said...

Oh so sophisticated! Love it. Plse come show it off on Market Mon. won't you? You do such fab work.

http://mollysusanstrong.blogspot.com/2011/09/market-monday-with-linky-creating-from.html

Just Jaime said...

Very pretty! What nice lines, I love the color choice

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, she's BEAUTIFUL!! Love love LOVE those gracious curves!

Deborah [visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com}

[Hope you can visit too!]

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sharon,
Whatever color it is...it looks GREAT!!!! Glad to hear that ASCP works well on hardware. Thanks for coming to NTT.

Blessings,
Linda

Judy @ In His Grip said...

That color is the best. I am doing one of guest rooms in grey and I love the color you found. Great job.

molly susan strong said...

Thx for sharing and yes, the hardware really rocks it!!!

Allison said...

It's gorgeous! I love that greige color with the white hardware. Very striking. I wouldn't be able to part with this one!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I totally thought you spelled it wrong! :) It's so pretty! Love the gray and white together!

Jamie said...

beautiful grey color!! love buffet tables for the dining room!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that color. What a nice piece from GW. I wish I could find some nice pieces. You must have a place to sell them. Thanks for sharing at wow.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Bummer that you don't know the color because I really love it. I will have to check the Behr line and see if I can come close. The white hardware looks so pretty with it.

Katelyn- Domestic Charm said...

LOVE IT! I have a dresser I am wanting to paint grey, I am just waiting on my chalk paint to arrive...and your pictures just made me even more excited to paint it! :)

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Great color and curves. She's a show stopper :)

Ellen said...

she is a beauty with gorgeous hardware. Lucky find at good will.
Hugs,
Ellen

Tara said...

Oh I love the color.

I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...and follow too! ;-)
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-and-share-features-too.html

Tara @Trendy Treehouse
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bailey k. said...

love this! the color is amazing. i would love for you to check out my creativity party going on at letbirdzfly.blogspot.com

thanks for sharing!

A Girls Gotta Nest said...

Beautiful..love, love, love the color of gray you used.

Blessings,
Tami

Mandy said...

Beautiful and very elegant!
www.projectqueen.org

Melissa said...

I came to comment on this from the linky party at The Trendy Treehouse & realized I'd already commented a few days ago from another linky party lol. Again, LOVE the buffet...obviously! You should check out my dresser refinish I did at http://adayinthelifeofamomandawife.blogspot.com/2011/05/making-progress-finished-dresser.html

S said...

What an eye-catching yet relaxing color - nicely done.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a gorgeous piece, Sharon! I like EVERYTHING you've every shown us, but THIS has got to be one of my very favorites. I wish I had a place to put it in my cottage!

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I love seeing your wonderful makeovers.

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

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

That is some of my favorite hardware I've ever seen! I can't say I LOVE this piece enough!

Meg said...

You're right, the curves are lovely! I love the handles as well! Great find. ;)

very merry vintage style said...

Very pretty Elizabeth. The hardware looks great white and "greige" goes with everything! You are right--the curves always make the furniture. Thanks so much for linking to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So gorgeous! What great lines!

Liz said...

I'm sooooo into gray and cream right now! This is beautiful! :)

I'm having a little give away! Come by and say Hi!

~Liz

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sharon, She sure is a beauty! What a gorgeous color and finish. I was hoping you would address how you got those fabulous pulls that beautiful white! What a masterful job!
I am a new(in awe) follower!
Yvonne

Sassy Sites! said...

okay, why wasn't I a follower of your blog before??!! Now I am! :) I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!

XOXO!!
Marni

Kahli said...

I love Greige! That buffet has such lovely curves! Great job!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Great GW find! Where ever the paint is from, it's beautiful!! Great job!

Ruth said...

I love this piece. It is gorgeous and I love the color you found. It's magnificent.

Ruth

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic makeover! The gray colour looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic makeover! The gray colour looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic makeover! The gray colour looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Honey at 2805 said...

You really gave this piece a makeover and she must be very happy in her new life, thanks to you! Great color, and isn't it amazing how sometimes you look at a can of paint and say, where did this come from?

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you, Elizabeth! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

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XoXo Nicole Mariana

Gigi Ewbank said...

It's gorgeous just wish you knew the color of the paint.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

Vintage Home said...

So excited you posted this I am trying to convince...(takes a while sometimes!) that grey is the way to g once in a while!...This will do the trick in regards to the final push!...Thanks

projectdowhatyoulove said...

OMG so beautiful! I love it! I especially love the curves. That's all seem to want in my home and I haven't had much luck.

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

Peggy said...

Sharon, Wow what an incredible piece of furniture and you did a fantastic job with it. It is simply gorgeous! I wish I had someplace to put it in my house. Can't wait to see it at the sale. It won't last long.

Peggy said...

Wow! What an incredible piece of furniture and you did such a great job on it. I can't wait to see it at the sale. It won't last long.

Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! Such a fabulous piece you have here! Beautiful job!

The French Maker said...

I love it; the color is so soft and beautiful!

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

this is a stunning piece of furniture i love the curves to it. A beautiful colour choice for the makeover you have made it such a beautiful piece

Michele @ {Primp} said...

So beautiful--I love how the white pulls pop against the greige!

Jenn Erickson said...

What a beautiful, elegant and refined piece! I love the curves and the hardware. It's picture perfect in that sophisticated greige!

I look forward to seeing your masterpieces each week. Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

Jenn

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

That is one heavy buffet! I paint furniture but have to pass up so many pieces because they would be too hard to move around. Love the grayish color you chose. I've been considering a similar color for a dresser I'm hoping to sell (if I don't swipe it for my son's room, that is!). I featured you this week on my blog: http://www.imbusyprocrastinating.com/2011/09/get-me-motivated-monday_12.html

Chef in Training said...

this looks amazing! Great job! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I absolutely love it, you did a great job, love the color!! thanks for coming to the party, xo Debra