Thursday, January 19, 2012

Another Greige Buffet

We're calling it greige - a color blending gray and beige. No I did not make that up. It's in the dictionary. And it's a pretty fabulous color!


A few months ago I shared another curvy buffet. You might remember that I painted it with the "mystery paint" in my garage. We never did figure out how it got there. It was a Behr custom color match with no name, just a formula on the lid. It matched absolutely nothing in our home. And I'm positive that I did not buy this paint. Sometimes furniture mysteriously finds it's way to my garage, so who knows! Regardless of it's origin, you know I never let a good can of paint go to waste. And I thought the mystery paint was perfect on this big beautiful buffet.


So when I found this sweet leggy buffet, I knew exactly what color I was going to use.



And again. I was just thrilled with the result.


I think greige is a very sophisticated color, perfect for a piece with such classic lines.


I kept the original hardware, just updated the color.


I loved all the details on this piece.

I actually finished this one a while ago, just never got around to posting it. Seeing the pictures again makes my heart beat a little faster. If I had a spot for it, this one would have been a keeper.


And funny thing, I really did have one item in my house that matched the mystery paint perfectly. It's a ruffled sweater that I bought at JCrew a long time ago that I wear over and over again. It looks so cute with a white tshirt, jeans and ballet flats. Do you have favorite combinations that just feel good to wear? Well this greige sweater is a favorite and now every time I wear it, I think about the mystery paint. It's a funny little thing, but it makes me smile!



And it's now week #2 of our Be Inspired Link Party. A huge thank you to everyone who has come by to linked up such wonderful and inspired projects! You are the best!








I'm linking to...


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Mod Vintage Life

Positively Splendid


The DIY Show Off

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Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


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Sundae Scoop Party at I Heart Naptime


Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.



32 comments:

gail said...

Rose (confessions of a curbshopaholic) and I were just discussing this color the other day! funny, how you never hear of something, then when you do, you hear it over and over.
Love your buffet! ooohhh so pretty!
gail

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The buffet is gorgeous, but I have to say that 'greige' just doesn't *sound* good on my tongue! I think you need to think of a more appealing name for a lovely color ;-)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the buffet and i am a huge fan of greige- it's a nice earthy color! the details on that piece are so sweet!

Twice Nice said...

Not only do I think Greige is a lovely color, but I think it's kind of fun to say! That's my favorite style of buffet and the color makes it as beautiful as a ruffled sweater. Deb

NanaDiana said...

Sharon, That buffet is identical to the one in our farmhouse where I grew up in PA. It sat on the backside of a big kitchen and my mother used the top drawer to keep pie and flat cakes in. I love what you did to this and love the mystery color. xo Diana

Miss Gracie's House said...

I like the idea of a warmer grey...I bet it is even more beautiful in person...I love that style of buffets! Maybe you had the paint matched to the sweater you love so much!
Rene

Tonya said...

Nothing is better than a beautiful buffet! Love it!!

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Ali Richardson said...

GORGEOUS!!!! If I lived near you, that would be MINE! I would snatch it up sooooo fast!!! My walls are kind of a greige color too. SO pretty!

Katie said...

I love the greige too! It looks perfect on that buffet! And yes, I have some go-to shirts that get worn over and over! :)

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

You do such an amazing job on all these pieces!! I love the color of this one!! "Griege", so beautiful!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful color and details on the buffet!

Red Gate Farm said...

Love the buffet and love the sweater :) I think that all the details on the buffet stand out so much more painted! And I definitely like "greige"!

We just missed out on TWO buffets similar to this, a table and a small china cabinet for $100 on Craigslist... oh was I ever disappointed!

~Chris

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

I'm liking that color, too! Gotta find a piece to try it out on!

Meg said...

That's the real name?? Amazing! :) I love the color and how it helps the details on the piece pop. You do such great work, I always enjoy seeing what you're up to!

Peggy57 said...

I'm loving griege also. It would go with just about home decor. Great job on all those beautiful buffets. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Chrissie said...

Such a beautiful piece! You did and excellent job. I do like that greige!

Kelli said...

Love this color, Sharon. Greige...who knew?!

Angela@postcardsfromtheridge said...

Gorgeous piece and great paint color. I wish I lived closer and I would buy it from you. I need something like that to make into a bathroom vanity!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It is a perfect color for those perfect legs!

Emreen said...

wow... Lovely makeover... !! Love your buffet.. !!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Oh my...that turned out so pretty...love the color. Found you over at MRL.

Jerri Rivers said...

Great transformation! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Sassy Sites! said...

It's gorgeous!! Your transformations are always amazing!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Friday ffa party! Have a fabulous weekend!

XOXO!
marni

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Love the buffet...and the sweater! That color is perfect!

Toodie said...

Every time I see something you've painted, I drool. This time is no exception. Absolutely love that color!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful buffet makeover at Potpourri Friday!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice update. Great neutral color, even if it is a mystery. You should take a sample to your local paint, or home store and have it matched.

Kara said...

oh my goodness. i wear that sweater at least once a week, probably more. love your buffet and you're right--it's a classic color for a classic piece.

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

Love the greige color. Awesome job. Visiting for Power of Paint party.

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

gorgeous colour and a beautiful piece of furniture! Kate x

Michele @ {Primp} said...

love it--great job, and thanks for sharing!

Jenn Erickson said...

Sharon, both the greige color and the buffet are beautiful! I'm spotlighting your post on my Facebook page today.

It was so wonderful having you back on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!

Jenn