Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Karla's Technically Green Buffet

I think we all love painting buffets. There is just something really satisfying about completing a really a large piece of furniture, especially one this beautiful!



Karla picked up this piece at a yard sale last summer. A gentleman was cleaning out his parent's house and was having a sale every weekend for several weeks in a row. She waited patiently and on the very last weekend, she struck a deal. This buffet was in nearly perfect condition and had such lovely details.




Karla was still deciding on a color (you know she was thinking green!) when her friend Kelli came over for bunco, took a peek in the garage and said, "I want that!"



And what a beautiful transformation!



Kelli chose a creamy shade of very pale green (not a typical Karla shade of green).

After it was complete, Karla was concerned that it really didn't look green at all.
But Kelli was thrilled with the result!




The top was stained to retain it's natural beauty.


And it was waxed and buffed to a beautiful shine.




And here it is at home in Kelli's house. At Thanksgiving, it proudly displayed Kelli's turkey and all the trimmings. The color looks even richer against the white walls.
And technically, it still Karla's favorite color - green!



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39 comments:

Artsy Matilda said...

Beautiful! I just love green, don't you? ;-)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh wow! what a gorgeous piece!! i love those details and love the color and i can see, karla, that is is indeed green. ;)

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

i love the subtle green with the wood...and the details really shine! Beautiful!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

What a lucky find and to be so patient impressive! It is beautiful with the stained top.

Chrissie said...

The buffet is beautiful!I think youre right, everyone loves to makeover a buffet!

Katie said...

It's gorgeous! Karla did a great job on it! I bet it looked wonderful topped with Thanksgiving goodies!

Karla said...

Thanks Sharon for the really nice post. I still smile when I think of that buffet... It sure was a great find. And when I see it in Kelli's house, I wonder why I ever let it go!!??

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece! I love the color!! I'm dyin' to know what she paid for this piece at the yard sale?
patti :)

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

It's stunning! You can see the green tones against the wall, for sure...lucky girl!

GirlRural.com said...

Gosh, so beautiful. I love old buffets and they make great television stands too.

Twice Nice said...

Oooh, my favorite sytle of buffet. Gorgeous!! Truly a masterpiece. Deb

Ellie said...

It's beautiful! I would love a piece like that!

Terry said...

I agree, larger pieces are so rewarding when done and done as beautifully as your buffet. Come by and check out my painted master...I painted all the furniture in there and i have a giveaway.

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

That turned out lovely! You're right! Love painting buffets!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's beautiful! But no, I can't see the green ;-)

chateau chic said...

This piece has lovely details and your transformation is beautiful.
I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

Sherry said...

That is a really beautiful buffet...the soft green is one of my favorites. I'm really liking furniture with stained top and painted body right now. Best of both worlds!

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Oh, goodness, I just love this so much! I'm a big fan of stained tops and painted bottoms lately. Great work, Karla!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

IT is very very pretty! I love the wood top combined with the painted bottom.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It is so pretty! The soft green is perfect!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a really pretty color.

Holly Lefevre said...

That is gorgeous. I love that wood table top with the painted piece - one of my favorite looks!

Sandy Ang said...

what a stylish transformation

Jacqueline said...

Looks lovely! I have a piece just like this awaiting my attention. Thank you for sharing this at simply creations link party!

Classy Clutter said...

Oh my gosh! I want that exact buffet to use for a tv console! LOVE IT!

Hope you'll come link this up at our first ever linky party!
http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/spotlight-saturday-1-our-first-linky.html

Mallory @ Classy Clutter

Peggy57 said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Toodie said...

Lovely!

Kristi said...

Just gorgeous. I'm on a buffet hunt myself!!

Craftberry Bush said...

Hey Sharon...love the buffet and all your restorations for that matter...I stopped by to let you know that you are the winner of the JO TOTES bag...please send me an email
( etakins@yahoo.com) so I can forward your info over to the folks at JO TOTES....thank you so much for participating...and Congrats ! xo
ps
I'm your newest fan..:)

CraftyCanadian said...

You did a wonderful job on that. I am so in love with old buffets. I would fill my house with them if I could!

gail said...

Great job Karla! I love the color and of course I'm a huge fan of stained tops with paint. :)
thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!
gail

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I always love seeing what you link up. Thanks for sharing!

Jami said...

What a gorgeous piece! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party (if you haven't already.) Also, the Pretty Packages Party is going on & I would love for you to share any creative gifts, packages or party favor ideas!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-part-49-and-48-list.html

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/pretty-packages-party-12.html

Smiles!
Jami

Donene said...

So beautiful ! Love it!

Madison said...

What a fabulous makeover. Well done. I love the colour.

Madison xxx

Good Time Charlie said...

Just gorgeous, and I esp. love the top, thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Wow - your buffet is gorgeous! I have been looking for a buffet to redo, but haven't had any luck! I actually thought I scored one, but lost it right out from under my nose. I was quite disappointed! Especially when I see what you have done - it is just awesome! I wouldlove for you to come by and link this up to my first linky party! It runs for about one more day - and then it will be weekly! I would love to have you!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

{northern cottage} said...

yay! featured you & your stunning buffet today! xo

www.NorthernCottage.net

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE YOUR BUFFET ON A SPECIAL FEATURE IM DOING ON BUFFETS WOULD THIS BE OK
LAUREN