Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lighten Up!

I found this cute buffet on Craigslist and scrambled to call for it first because I knew it would go fast.  And lucky me, I got it.   I left it black for the last couple of years, which I'm really not crazy about. For one thing you don't notice how cool the pulls are because everything is so dark.


The pulls are like giant brads.  You push the two metal parts through the dresser drawer hole and then separate the metal strips, just like a brad.


I painted the drawers a homemade off white chalk paint (Swiss Coffee) and the body is an "oops" paint I picked up.  I then used Val spar glaze to give it depth.  Then I sealed it with rub on poly.


Before


After


It's so much  lighter and prettier.  You can easily see the pulls and the wicker backing on the drawers.  I'm quit happy with it and use it daily to store DVD's in.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love your comments and new follower's as well
Sandi



21 comments:

  1. I LOVE the transformation of your chest!
    Mary Alice

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  2. Hi Sandi, i lie in Brasil and follow your blog, my english are bad.This buffet are very nice after.I love.God bless you and your nice family.

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  3. I love this piece. The caning is awesome. It looks a thousand times better light. You did a great job!

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  4. Looks really nice lightened up and with the dark ills to give it contrast. Don't you just love oops paint!?! Some surprise colors but sometimes they turn out to be the perfect one!

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  5. What a great transformation. The caning is a great detail. Stopping by from FFF at Miss Mustard Seed.

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  6. Hello there- amazing what a little chalk paint (and a lot of hard work) can do, right? So much better now! I came through from FFF at MMS - I'm giving away a MMS t-shirt from Lucketts this weekend - stop by if you like!

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  7. Hi Sandi!

    I really like the lighter color and think it is more "you". The details really do show up better. I need to live with something a while before I know what I want to do with it.

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

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  8. I am always amazed at the difference that paint can make, the wicker and hardware really stand out. Lovely!

    Tanya :)

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  9. Wow Sandi... hard to believe it is the same dresser. Great transformation!! I'd love it is you'd consider sharign this post over at Shabbilicious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/shabbilicious-friday-3.html

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  10. Looks really cool, and that hardware is neat!

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  11. I really like the buffet in her new outfit! The colors are awesome together, and I like being able to see the hardware.
    ya did good!
    gail

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  12. Hi - so lovely now that it's lighter and brighter. It's amazing how we can have things hanging around our house (that we bought and loved and knew we could transform them) for years before we do anything with them. I have a lot of that - in my garage and in a spare room!!

    Great project!

    Linda

    http://www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com

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  13. so much softer and prettier! love that green!

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  14. Love what you did with this buffet, Sandy! Love the color..

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  15. it turned out beautiful, great transformation!

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  16. Love it! Now I'm inspired to paint my little black foyer cabinet. Love the two-toned look!

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  17. I love it in the lighter colors! Now all the details really show and the drawer pulls are awesome!

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  18. The "oops" paint is my favorite part!

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  19. You and your fabulous furniture makeovers, Sandi! :) This is such a beautiful transformation! Wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing at HiH! Have a great weekend! :)

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