Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Diamond in the rough? Check out my new buffet!

Check out this diamond in the rough that I just snagged off Craigslist....

The shape is amazing.... look at those legs!

Here is the direction I'm headed....


I'm seeing this color in magazines everywhere....


And I'm green with envy!


Wish me luck!

I am linking up to The Inspired Room and Southern Hospitality.

39 comments:

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Oh goodie! I can't wait to see what you do with it & the color you use. I've got a GIANT computer armoire in our family room that is maple & I want to paint it... I was thinking green... but I'm a bit afraid with such a big piece... waiting here with anticipation for your finished project!

Kolein said...

oh it's gorgeous and I know you will ADD to that gorgeousness!!! Can't wait to see the finished product and drool all over my keyboard!

Jane said...

That is a gorgeous piece. I look forward to seeing the finished project.
Jane

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

That's gorgeous!! I'm jealous, depending on how much you paid. ;) I have waring voices in my head whenever I get a new piece. One says "Paint it bold and artistically!" and one says "Go it safe! Make sure someone will buy it!" The second usually wins out, unfortunately. ;)

Christina said...

Great piece, can't wait to see the transformation!

Sailing Simply said...

Wow! I wasn't seeing green when I first saw it, can't wait to see what YOUR finished vision looks like. I'm looking forward to it! It really is a nice piece of furniture, it would be hard not to keep it!

Debbie said...

What a great find. That green looks like "Turkey Hill Green" that Martha Stewart has her home painted with. Very pretty!

Christie said...

My birthday is next month...I have been wanting a buffet, with queen-anne-ish legs and crystal nobs. Hmmmm....(JK...kinda haha) :)

Room to Inspire said...

What a great find! Oh, I do love Craigslist...I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Chelsea

this blessed nest said...

oh you lucky girl!

i am already green with envy over your craisglist find.
can't wait to see it green!

Sandra said...

Oohhh! It's going to be good. I love all the inspiration photos and can't wait to see your finished pic. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Debra from Bungalow said...

It will be just loverly, I'm sure. No need to wish you good luck!

chair up said...

You could paint this any colour you wanted and it would look fantastic!!! Wish my legs looked half that good:o)
Angex

Liz said...
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Liz said...

I love all the inspiration photos and green is my favorite color. Your buffet is going to be AMAZING! ~Liz

P.S. Sorry for the double post.

Becolorful said...

I have a piece like this in my media room that we have been using for overflow liquor :) and glassware. It was part of a two piece set that Mike and I bought for $150 dollars ( for both pieces) when we were first married. They are both in great shape and I wondered if I should paint them. They are a bit of a yawn as they stand now and could use some pizazz but I have been considering selling this piece and buying something that would serve my storage purpose a bit better. Ahhh. To paint or not to paint that is the question. :) Can't wait to see what you do with this. Inspire away.
Pam

dustyperle said...

can't wait to see this redo. There is a buffet I have been considering buying but it has to be refinished. I'd love a little inspiration.

Red Lipstick Style said...

I'm dying to paint something green! I SHOULD have painted a bookcase green, even my fiance suggested it, but I went with black. I may paint my office chair green ;) I can't wait to see what you come up with.

SP said...

I like it all ready!

Girly Stuff said...

PS I am SP...logged in wrong

tara said...

I love the details on this one, I can't wait to see it done... I'm bookmarking you under "good ideas"... thanks for visiting my blog!

www.junkrestore.blogspot.com

Allison Shops said...

She has fabulous legs. Can't wait to see it finished. Dropping by from Inspired By. Our giveaway ends Saturday night - be sure to swing by AtticMag to register!

Allison

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a find! Can't wait to see it when it's "gone green"!

m ^..^

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh I can see it! It will be stunning decked out in green!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

That is going to be fantastic!

L said...

you know green is my favorite color!!!!! love it. can't wait to see the finished product!

Barbara said...

This buffet is exactly like one I painted for my daughter. It was originally my parent's buffet and was stained mohogany. I painted it Ben Moore's Guilford Green, a historical color, and glazed it with a brown glaze. My daughter's house was featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Feb.
2008. The buffet is partially pictured in the dining room. It turned out great!!
The buffet also appeared in a later issue,Nov. 2009, with a close-up. Check it out. Maybe this can give you an idea of how it would look in a green color!

Kammy said...

What a lucky girl you are with that find ! Love it !
Kammy

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is going to be so fab!! Love the green. :) It has really nice lines too. I'm visiting from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party. :)

Caroline said...

Its going to look great green...I painted one of these white and I can't believe how good it turned out.

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

I can't wait to see the finished buffet! I found your blog a couple of weeks ago through Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures and I immediately added it to my favorites. Your work is beautiful.

Jackie

Mimi said...

Can't wait to see how you turn it into a work of art!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Isn't Craigslist great. I love this buffet and it's beautiful curves. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I just painted a vintage dresser the same green as the buffet in the second picture. It's now my kitchen island and I'm loving the color.
Toni

Lana said...

This is a fab Craiglist find and I'm loving that green color you're loving and seeing everywhere! It will totally revitalize that piece!
Hugs, L

Wendy said...

I am jealous! Its gorgeous!

Amanda Jo said...

First time visiting and I CAN'T WAIT to find out what you end up doing with your buffet!!! It's shape is beautiful!!!!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love that buffet!!! those curvy legs are my favorite style, can't wait to see it with the green pait:)

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

i just did a piece in green and i love it cant wait to see yours.
im your newest follower.

Vicki said...

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