April 9, 2010

Buffet Before and After

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
This is the after shot. Not to everyones
taste but a little whimsy is good in my
house. Wait till you see how ugly
and dirty it was.
After seeing some of the painted furniture out there I got to thinking if only I was an artist. I've got this ugly buffet that I need to do something about. Because of all the panels on it I was thinking a fancy paint job would look great.
This is a shot Before the transformation. I really disliked the wide gold rim around the edges and panels.

Do you get so excited about a project that you forget to take a before shot? I had the buffet all pulled apart before I remembered.

First I used my Cottage White paint and painted the piece and rubbed some off to let the original yellow cream color show through.

Above, drawers before.

Above drawers painted. The centers will get papered.

Above drawers finished.
I used Mod Podge to glue the paper and as a top coat.

This top drawer is papered with a paper I printed at the Graphic Fairy. If you are not familiar with her she shares, bless her, the most beautiful vintage graphics for our use. Thank you Karen.
I am linking this post to
Brag Monday @ Graphics Fairy.
I almost papered all the drawers with the script but decided I wanted more pizzaz.

Both sides of the piece are done with this lavender print.
Ta Da! I love it, let me know what you think.
I will be doing the top in a harlequin pattern and I need some suggestions about which 2 colors you would use for the top. Please leave a comment with your suggestions. Thanks so much.

I am linking this week to Cindy at
My Romantic Home

Also linking to Susan at
Metamorphasis Monday
Thanks for stopping by and a comment will lead me back to your house.
~ ~Make it a great weekend~ ~
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


The White Farmhouse said...

I think I would leave the top the way it is. Maybe a runner, like a linen one with a harlequin pattern down the center of it. I think with the top done too, it would be too much. Love what you did though. Very inventive!

Lisa said...

I think it looks awesome! Great job and great inspiration.


A Cottage Muse said...

What a pretty and unique piece! I love the drawer with the script, if it is missing you know where it is!!

Linda said...

I love this piece. Not sure I could pull it off in my home but it is charming and I just love the patterns and colors.

Paula said...

Ahrisha I love it! Love the different papers and the way you combined them...I'll be looking for a similar buffet now!

Lady Dragonfly said...

It looks awesome! Thank you for visiting me!

Helen said...

This is just the most quirky, whimsical, beautiful buffet EVER! I love what you did, Arisha. So very creative and YOU.

Beth @ The Quilt Ladies said...

I LOVE IT ! ! I'm furniture nuts and I'm off to GW this afternoon, the find, the paint, husband's look of not understanding. I love it all. Thanks for sharing.

Allie and Pattie said...

Very creative and very YOU!! Awesome job!
xoxo Pattie

Splurgie said...

You took a old piece and made it fresh and new. I really like it. I enjoy your blog and love your ideas.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This turned out great Ahrisha!! What a fabulous idea! I'm so glad you'll be linking this one up for "Brag Monday" next week. I'm sure my readers will love it!

BellaRosa said...

Amor, I think it looks beautiful, I am especially loving the contrast with all the beautiful papers and the darker wood top! GORGEOUS!! oohh and I am loving that script paper and leopard print one too, I would love to do something like that in my own home :) Have a beautiful weekend! Besos, Rose

sweet european dreams said...

oh my good gravy...this is ADORABLE. I love mixing different patterns - especially on older pieces. woohoo!

Rachelle @ Olivia's Cottage said...

Hi! Thanks for entering the give away! Your buffet is awesome! I also love your idea about the mismatched place settings. I love anything with flowers as well!
Good Luck and I will post the winner on Monday!

Anonymous said...

(is a translator of languages)

Este alimento vem de uma arvore aqui do Sul do Brasil chamada Araucaria e dela dá o pinhão. Vou te passar um endereço brasileiro para voce ver:
Eu adoro blogs americanos, vocês são muito caprichosos.

This food comes from a tree here in southern Brazil Araucaria call and it gives the pinion. I'll spend a Brazilian address for you to see:
I love blogs Americans, you are very capricious.

tales from an oc cottage said...

That is so fun!!!

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Allison Shops said...

Very nice. I would leave the top as is too.


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Marsha's Mpressions said...

Ahrisha, your chest looks great! What an awesome job you did and so creative too!

Mimi said...

I love it...leave the top the way it is.

Patti said...

I love how this turned out...so unique!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

This is really beautiful. What a wonderful creative piece you have now. I would of never thought of doing all of this and it is really lovely
Thanks for sharing

Nichole@40daysof said...

Very cool and so unique!

AshTreeCottage said...

It's one of a kind, unique and it's great! Good job!!

Susan and Bentley

shannon said...

This is so gorgeous! I love that you did something different with the drawers too, they look amazing!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I really, really adore this! Well done.

I am peeking out of my turtle shell to say thank you for your kindness and support. Be blessed.

pamela said...

How fun it was to see something like what I do and you have to admit this look isn't for everybody. I just recently posted about redoing a sideboard with a very similar look but in dark colors. I love the animal print touch and the decoupaged drawers. I paint mine but I like this option too. A wonderfully unique piece that works well with traditional decor.

Kacey said...

What a fun and beautiful piece! You really made this your own. So creative!

AES said...

That is really gorgeous. I'd use the papers from the top and bottoms middle drawers.

Jill said...

You did a great job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous! I love a touch of whimsy in a room. This is a great looking piece ~ I really like the papers you used on the drawers. I also love a harlequin pattern and, while I usually think of black and white, how about a brown and cream for the top of this beauty.

Lisa said...

Fabulous! What a great job you did.

Sarah said...

Great job on this make over. You were very clever to use the papers. Lovely piece. I love whimsy!

pamela said...

Ahhhh. Thank you. I'm glad you found my piece inspiring enough to put your own spin on it. I love how it turned out.

Suzy said...

I think its great...very Mackenzie Childish :-)

Lou Cinda said...

Ahrisha! I LOVE this!!! I really do! I think it looks FABULOUS!!

I think I would leave the top as it is....it looks great!

Whatever you decide I know it will be awesome and I will want it! lol'

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It led me to you! I am a follower!

Lou Cinda :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Ahrisha! A totally beautiful transformation! Classy with a capital "C"!

I haven't painted furniture in ages.
There is no more room in my house for more! LOL!


My Cottage Charm said...

Ahrisha....you're right, great minds do think alike! Very cute revamp, so whimsical and sweet! Thanks for stopping by today, it's always nice to see your face. :)
Have a great week!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Really cute! Love the different patterns!...Debbie

Thea said...

Really cool!

I'm also voting for leaving the top the way it is, with some vintage doilies for character.

mishebe said...

awesome job.. !

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This dresser is so pretty! And I love all your tablescapes. You sure know how to set a pretty table.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. :)

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

I have been re-doing my kitchen--I took the shades off my chandy and was going to cover each of the 5 shades in a different paper!!
I love yours---Hobby lobby here I come! Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Cerro said...

I just came across this amazing buffet you did while cruising around for furniture before & afters...I LOVE IT!
How did I miss it when looking through your blog before...it is beautiful. I love all the different patterns.
I hope you don't mind, I added it to my daily FB fan page post as a before & after weekend project possibility if you'd like to check it out.
Great job...

Denise Cerro said...

Oh yeah...I forgot to tell you where the page is...