fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Sunday, February 19, 2012

buffet makeover

In my thrifting madness I came across a deal through a friend of a friend.
$25 buffet....and I have the perfect spot in my dining room for it!
It was in need of an update....
I got so excited and didn't get a true "before" as I added this great stencil to the back of the display.
I loved the dark terracotta color I mixed up for the stencil so much I started dry brushing it on to the piece....this is the before, pretty basic.
   I actually like the mustard color, but wanted more character for this piece.   So I wanted the mustard to pop through the terracotta color.
Love how the mustard is popping through and the terracotta is giving this piece a sense of style...

Funny, I never thought I would be so excited about a formal dining room buffet.   
I mean formal dining rooms are almost a thing of the past.
Maybe it is a sign of age.  Or perhaps nostalgia for all things beautiful.   
My grandmother's simple white and silver china that has been in drawers for years will now be on display....and that to me is beautiful.

Lovin my cheap buffet and what a little paint and dry brushing can do!


ginanorma said...


chuckandlaurie said...

What a classy transformation! You took a dated piece and brought it to the present! Well done!

chuckandlaurie said...

This is a classy way of taking a dated piece and transforming it to the present! Wonderful work!

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