Sunday, January 8, 2012

Susan's Paris Grey Buffet

Today's furniture transformation comes from Susan.



She found this beautiful buffet at out local Goodwill.



She knew this one was a perfect candidate for chalk paint.



The hardware was removed and painted with chalk paint as well.




And luckily the top was in such great condition that it could be stained to
maintain the natural wood grain.




Paris Grey and Old White is a very sophisticated color combination.



Just perfect for a more formal piece like this.



And here she is, all decked out for the holidays!



The funny thing about this piece is that I was also at the Goodwill that day. But this piece already had Susan's name on it. It immediately reminded me of my Paris Grey buffet, one of my all-time favorites. I've been on the lookout for another one ever since. I love this color combination and I can't wait to use it again. I think that just means that this buffet was destined to be Paris Grey and Old White!


And don't forget you're invited back here on Tuesday for our brand new link party! Sure hope you can join us!



52 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is wonderful. I love the style. Sure wish I had room for a piece like that. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Gorgeous! It is a lovely combination.

Butterbean Row said...

It is so elegant to look at! Very nice color combination!

NanaDiana said...

Wow, Sharon. What a change that made in that piece. From drabulous to fabulous! LOVE IT! xo Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i think i told you just how much i loved it when i saw you at the sale! it's amazing!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Beautiful!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Love the colors! Two of my favorites!!! I plan to come and join th party this week!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Love the colors! Two of my favorites!!! I plan to come and join th party this week!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Love it. The color and style are great. I need something this color...:)

Terry said...

It had great potential that Susan really brought out by painting it. Wow

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Yo, that's purdy! Dying to get the paint out, but my non-painting list is tooooooo long....ACk!

vintageshabbychicks said...

Oh this buffet is simply lovely...great job!!

Twice Nice said...

Beautiful! I love that combination a lot. Deb

Chrissie said...

Beautiful! I love the piece, the color and the stained top!

cyndismith1 said...

Your blog always inspires me! Love the buffet! I've just started my own blog. I hope I can inspire others as well!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow! What a gorgeous transformation!

hong kong property said...

the finished product looks really nice!

Hong Kong property

Megan Hellrung said...

Wow ! This is so beautiful. I love the color. I hope that you will share your Buffet remodel at my party, Some Good Stuff: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-2.html

Shannon MadiganMade said...

This is so lovely! That color is gorgeous, too.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!! The grey just works so perfectly! I love it!!

Sarahx

amy and jesse hudson said...

You did an awesome job with this! I just loved that finished product photo. I would love for you to consider linking this up at my Drab to Fab party every friday over at my blog Sugar and Spice. You can read all about the link party here:
http://www.amynjesse.com/p/drab-to-fab.html

Really hope to see you on Friday!

Judy said...

Beautiful buffet. I love the color combination and that the top was stained. See you later at your party.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It turned out lovely! Sharon, did you know you won over at Christa's blog!!!! So lucky!

PitterAndGlink said...

This is sooooo pretty! I love it and want it! :)

✪ Cyndi said...

Somehow I think you gotta have a creative bent to be a teacher! I'm going to come check out your link party tomorrow. You're going to have to explain all the button things to me, though!

Tonya said...

LOVE your blog!! Glad I found it on pinterest. ;) So excited to make my own chalk paint!!! THANK YOU!!!!

www.paintinginportland.blogspot.com

uniquelyyoursormine said...

Yummy! I too love Pairs Grey & Old White Combo.. This is a beautiful buffet! Love me some Goodwill ;) - Susan

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Holy smokes! I love the two tone shades you picked - awesome!
A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea yesterday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Angie said...

That turned out beautiful!

I hope you'll come share it at Knick of Time Tuesday today!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

It turned out beautiful!

Danielle said...

Beautiful. I love that color combination.

Our DIY Diaries said...

I love it! I am on the hunt for a buffet but no luck yet. I would love for you to link this up at our party.

http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab.html

Jen

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

OMG!*!*!
Exceptional FaB Job!*!*! I could SEE a sink in it with a couple small chandeliers hanging ~ mirrors etc.
Wonderful Finished Item...
Jeanine Burkhardt

special 'k' said...

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Rebecca Scott (aka Otter) said...

Just too beautiful. I love the color combination! So elegant. :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm loving greys right now. This is beautiful.

Honey at 2805 said...

This is so pretty and the color is beautiful!

Thank you for linking this lovely and creative post to Potpourri Friday!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love this color combo and lucky for me I have a buffet waiting in the garage and Old White and Paris gray was given to me as a Christmas present. Lets hope the NJ warm winter holds up. Thanks for inspiring as usual!

Pamela said...

I am working with Paris Grey right now!! Love this!

Kahli said...

I love it! Such beautiful details! The stained top gives it a unique look too.

Good Time Charlie said...

Elizabeth, this is just gorgeous. Grey is my favorite color of late. This buffet now looks like something off the pages of "Veranda" magazine! I hope you will come by and link this up!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just beautiful! I love the gray and white even though it wouldn't match anything in my house!

Meg said...

What a great color combo! I really love it. I want a buffet like that, too! Next time you see one, put my name on it, ok?

Mel said...

Sharon,

I need a friend like you. My bestie just moved to Idaho, and she was the one who "gets" what I do. The hunting, the re-doing, all of it. We had such a blast together. How would I go about finding people in Huntington Beach, Calif, that share my interest?
Melody

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I'll take TWO please!!! One for Little B's room and one for my dining room!!! I've been looking and can't even stand it that this is what I want! You give me hope that it's still out there! Can I just say, too that you did a FABULOUS job updating it!!! Love Love Love!!! I'm excited to be your newest follower and would love for you to return the "love" when you stop by next for a visit!!! Oh, and if you haven't signed up yet, I have a $50 stencil giveaway going on right now and I'd love for you to have a chance to WIN!

XO, Aimee

Dawn said...

I have never been the hugest fan of gray, but let me tell you - you have changed. my. mind. That is gorgeous! So stately and elegant, I mean what a huge statement. Thanks for opening my eyes!

Mimi said...

I love gray and I absolutely love this buffet in gray and white. Always amazed how quickly and beautifully paint transforms.

Toodie said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Tabitha said...

I LOVE this piece if only I could find something just like this. I want to turn it into a vanity for my guest bath. Great project, thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower. Tabitha @ simplyhomecents.blogspot.com

gail said...

ohhh Susan!!! Great call with the color combo, it's perfect! I have been wondering what color I'm going to paint the piece I'm working on. I hadn't even considered gray... but it's a possibility now.
LOVE this piece. Thank you for linking up AND linking back to ccc.
Catching YOU this week.
gail

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

This came out beautifully! What a difference!! Thanks for linking up to my party. I can't wait to see what you have next week!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a change! The Paris Grey and White made all the difference in the world. What the creative eye can do! Beautiful.
I'm visiting from 2805.