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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

If You Buy a Girl a Buffet...



If you buy a girl a buffet,


Chances are, she's gonna want to paint it.
And because she loves French d├ęcor, she'll probably choose something like
Aqua-Sphere by Sherwin Williams...




And chances are she'll love it so much, she'll take it a step further &
distress it a little, just to make it a little more French.



And chances are, because she likes the stained top, she'll leave it unpainted & just give it a good coat of finishing wax...


And chances are, she'll like how that turned out so much, she'll decide to freshen up the original hardware just a smidge by spraying one very light coat of spray paint (oil-rubbed bronze)...





And chances are, when she gets it into the dining room, she's going wish she had a nice, old, french mirror to go with it...



But, since she doesn't have the mirror right now, chances are she'll just make up for it with accessories...





And chances are, she'll love it all so much she'll want to sit & look at it awhile...
But, that will remind her that she has no dining chairs...



And chances are, the more she keeps shopping for the perfect dining chairs, she'll find something else to go with them.



Read more about this buffet here.

Then go visit some of these sites because, chances are, I'm linking up with them!


...also linked up with the other great paint projects at Centsational Girl.

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72 comments:

  1. looks fantastic! good luck finding chairs

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  2. Chances are you are going to inspire some readers to paint a nice old wood buffet that has lost its appeal. Chances are a few hubbys will flip out...chances are the wives won't care! LOVE IT!!!!! xxoo Diana

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  3. The girl did a fantastic job on her buffet! : ) Love the color and the light spray on the hardware.

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  4. very nice......hope you find the perfect chairs!
    Suzanne

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  5. I absolutely love this! Love love love it! The paint/wood combo looks so good together!!

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  6. As a mother to 2 young kiddos, I totally loved your "If you give a Mouse" post :o)

    And of course I love the buffet!!

    -Jennifer
    allthingsbelle.blogspot.com

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  7. At the beginning of the post I was thinking, 'oh no- I hope she didn't paint it!!' BUT it looks incredible! I love it, great job. It's perfect! :)


    Amy

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  8. oh julie, my heart did a little flip when i saw that. just gorgeous! i LOVE that color!

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  9. Looks Great!! I bet your home is much fuller than last time I was there. Your post just reminded me I don't have kitchen chairs. I do have dining chairs and 4 (yes FOUR) white Kitchen tables but NO CHAIRS. If you see any let me know. I want 6.

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  10. Gorgeous! The color is perfect!!

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  11. Fantastic job! I love that light color. I did a turquoise buffet a few weeks ago and wish i would have gone a little lighter. Looks wonderful in the room!

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  12. Bee-oo-tiful!!!! I absolutely love the color!!!!

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  13. I love it! Looks perfect in there!

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  14. LOL at your spin on If you Give a Mouse a Cookie! LOVE the buffet though!

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  15. And chances are people will LOVE it!! I love that you didn't paint the top, it looks GORGEOUS!!

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  16. The buffet looks great! Love the combo of the stain and painted finish.

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  17. I am so glad I stopped by from Primitive and Proper. The buffet is soooo pretty. Your dining area is gorgeous. I can only imagine hwo great it will look chairs. I gotta go see more of your stuff.

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  18. Fabulous! Love the color and the hardware. Enjoy!

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  19. now this mouse wants a cookie, lol. cute post and it looks fab my dear!!! just fab!! xoxo Shelli

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  20. Perfectly Shabby and French! You did a beautiful makeover! The natural wood top is was the right choice. It makes the blue pop!
    ~Michelle

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  21. it looks amazing and is perfect. really. what more can i say?!

    question though... (one that will sound dumb, i'm sure.) the glass accessory to the right of the apothecary jar on that lovely tray... what is that called? and where did you find it? i've seen them on other blogs and want a whole set for my dining table! :)

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  22. gorgeous! I'm diggin' that color I've been brain storming a new color for my dresser and Aqua-Sphere is a definite contender. The best part of the post is that as I'm reading it, my hubby is reading If You Give a Pig a Party to my girls. ♥ Good luck on finding some chairs.

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  23. Visiting from Blue Cricket Design...Love love the buffet.

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  24. great job on this piece. love it. i have a party going on right now, would love if you shared this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-13.html

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  25. I love Aqua Sphere, I used it in my daughter's house. Great choice. That is such a beautiful piece in the room, wonderful job on the makeover.

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  26. This is AMAZING. I absolutely love it and wish it were in MY dining room!

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  27. Absolutely my favorite piece that you've ever done! (well, that I've seen anyways)
    It's pure furniture bliss!! I just know you'll find the perfect French inspired mirror to pair with it! And chances are, you'll give that a little makeover of it's own, and chances are......I'm going to STEAL both of them! haha, no really. Chances are, it's going to be a match made in heaven. :)

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  28. That turned out really beautifully. I love the colors in your dining room.

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  29. It is utterly and completely weird that this makes me want to squeal! I just love it, like its my own project! :) Perfect color.

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  30. Chances are you just put me in the mood for a crossiant :) I love, love, love the buffet when is the party. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. I am in love. Love the buffet. Gonna have to pick up some Aqua Sphere too! :) Looks awesome.

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  32. Love your buffet...the color is beautiful!! I am looking for something similar for my son's apartment...wish me luck!!

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  33. thanks for partying at type A! looks amazing!

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  34. This turned out gorgeous! And I love those books too.....I do a link up party too every Friday, I would love it if you stopped by!
    www.redoux.blogspot.com

    Have a lovely weekend, -Karen

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  35. I LOVE your redo on the buffet! It's gorgeous! My problem is I have too many furniture pieces gathering in my garage. Chances are it's time for me to get started on them, ey? :-) Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project!! XO Laura http://bandbnest.blogspot.com/

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  36. She is sooooo pretty...love the color that you went with.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  37. Chances are...I might have to copy you! That is an amazing makeover piece!

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  38. I'm visiting from Primitive & Proper and this buffet turned out magnificently! Great color choice and your accessories look splendid on top of it. Good luck finding chairs--that table is gorgeous! WOWSER!

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  39. Gorgeous! Love the color and it fits in perfectly in your dining room (even if you don't have chairs). I'm using my imagination... Beautiful. ;-)

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  40. It turned out so great! Love it in that color!

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  41. this turned out amazing! Your moulding is delish too. and the paint colors. you are i are on the same page as far as decor goes! :)

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  42. Are you a fan of "if you give a mouse a cookie?" Cuz, I sure am! ;) If not, you should check them out so I don't feel like a big dork for bringing it up.

    And can I just say--AUGH!!! I LOVE this buffet and the beautiful color you gave it! So gorgeous!!!

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  43. Hi Julie! Could you please tell me what brand of antique bronze spray paint you used to refinish the hardware on the buffet? Great job, BTW! Love it! mrsbuycks@comcast.net...thanks!

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  44. Oh my goodness, that looks incredible! I love it!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  45. Beautiful !! The color is fabulous ... love it !! Becca

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  46. Love the way you wrote the post. It reminds me of "If you give a mouse a cookie". Love the buffet and love the way you refinished it.

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  47. Great color and I love keeping the stained top. This post reminds me of ...If you give a mouse a cookie....maybe I'm wrong but it reminded me so much of a book I used to read my kids when they were little. Oh I see the girl 2 above me is thinking the same thing. have a great night~Sue

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  48. Oh my goodness! This looks amazing! I love it and I love that blue that you used. So pretty! Now I want something like that to paint!

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  49. Oh I have read those books (all of them) many times! I loved this post! It was so fun to read but most of all, fun to look at. Gorgeous piece of furniture and gorgeous paint color! Nice work!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  50. I believe "She" did a marvelous job on the buffet! And "She" has a beautiful dining room even without chairs! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  51. Wow, it's just beautiful. We are looking for a very similar piece for our living room. We're going to paint it YELLOW! Eek!

    Trouble is, we don't even know how to find a piece of furniture like this. Any suggestions?

    Thank you! Great work!

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  52. Love, love, love it! I just found your blog on Centsational Girl. I also love the color on your dining room walls. Would you mind letting me know what it is???

    Thanks so much!

    annie.johnson@q.com or just leave a comment on my blog!

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  53. Love, love, love it! We have almost the same one but still in it's original state. You're story is so clever too! domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  54. Looks absolutely amazing! Love how it turned out!

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