Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Transformation Tuesday...Sweet Little Butter Buffet

I LOVE a good vintage find...I usually fix them and part with them.

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Not this one...she's mine!


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Here is how she looked when we got her home. 
(I say we...my husband just LOVES hauling furniture for me, wink wink.) 

 I always clean each piece first by wiping out all drawers, wiping the furniture down with TSP or vinegar and remove all hardware.   I couldn't wait to get started...and had just 
the idea for a color.

You can read my recipe for home made chalk-like paint here.  The color I used here was an 8 oz sample of 
Martha Stewart's Cornbread and I mixed in a drop or two of a milky white to soften it.

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I applied two light coats of my paint...

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You can see where I lightly distressed in real-worn areas.

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The hardware is all original...and I kind of thought of painting the hardware white.  But, I love original hardware...and am leaving them as-is for now. 

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Love the worn look...

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I think this is the perfect butter-y color for our dairy farmhouse!

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I found that large frame at a yard sale a few weeks ago...and painted whit chalkboard paint (I know...you are shocked, right?) right over the pictures.  I had this in the garage and couldn't decide whether or not I was going to sell it.  Well, duh...it is perfect for this buffet!

Tackle something you have on our "to do" list...make your house your home one project at a time!

Love & Junk~
Julie

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20 comments:

  1. Oh my! This buffet is stunningly gorgeous. I hope you get a lot of features because it so deserves it!
    Love that butter color.... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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    1. Crystelle...you are too sweet! Thank you for making my day...I hope you have a fabulous week!!

      Julie

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  2. I love how it turned out! You did a great job! I pinned it for inspiration and would love for you to share this at my linky party today at www.juliakendrick.com! I hope you have a great day!

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  3. I love this and you did an amazing job !

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  4. I've been making my own chalk paint recently too, and I almost always use Martha's paints. Don't you just love all of her colors? It's way cheaper than Annie Sloan and works just as good, plus more color choices. Love that cabinet in yellow - great job!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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    1. Thank you, Kim! Yes, love Martha's colors...just picked up a few more yesterday. I really can't afford to purchase any more brand name chalk paint...just not in my budget. Besides, it IS more fun to make your own!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Julie

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    1. Thank you! You got it with cheerful...we have a lot of black furniture...I am wanting to lighten things up a bit.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Julie

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  6. That's just the color I suggested to someone the other day. Just love it. I need to do something in that color myself. it's perfect!
    Liz

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    1. I love this color as well...I just got another gallon yesterday!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Julie

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  7. WOW...what a great makeover, love the color you chose!

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  8. Love, love this color!
    Sherry

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    1. Isn't it a bright and happy color...without screaming at you!

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  9. Its gorgeous! And i heart that color. You honestly painted the whole piece with an 8oz. sample? I have to say, it was ugly before. But not now!!!

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    1. I did...honestly...I still have the sample jar to prove it! It really goes a long way when you add the unsanded grout and a drop or two of water. Try it!

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