It seems like forever since I’ve posted a furniture redo, so I thought it was about time we change that. Our buffet table got a little refresh, because I ended up not loving the color I painted it earlier this year. When we first got this piece I was excited that it matched our wood table so well. However, as time went on, and my taste in decor changed, I decided there was too much wood in this tiny space and the buffet needed to be a lighter color. The hubs is always a bit hesitant to ‘okay’ me painting over nice wood, but he usually trust my judgment. Here’s what the buffet table/dresser looked like before I painted it the first time.
For the first change I made my own chalk paint with Behr Rhino and lightened this piece up. Here’s what it looked like for several months.
Everyone thought it looked white so here’s a better photo to show it’s actually a grey with a hint of blue. It was more blue than grey depending on how the light hit it.
I changed out the hardware to these satin nickel knobs. Over time, I didn’t like that the buffet was more blue than grey and decided it needed a redo.
Here’s what the buffet table looks like now. I actually painted this beauty over a month ago, I was just waiting for my hardware to come in the mail before revealing it.
It might not look like a huge difference to you, but let me tell you, it’s now a beautiful grey that gives this space the warmth I was looking for. I’m way more in love with this piece now than before. The paint I used is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen. I also purchased these oil rubbed bronze pulls that match our cabinets. The buffet table got a slight distress around some of the edges, but I didn’t go all out because instead of getting the original wood color when distressing, the lighter paint color started to show through which I wasn’t a huge fan of.
Here’s a view of our entire dining area to give you a better idea of this space.
Fall is my favorite time of year and I’ve enjoyed decorating this space for the season. I don’t tend to go all out when decorating for various seasons, but I like to add simple changes to a room that gives a little refresh. Also, please don’t pay attention to the fact that our chandelier is off centered from the table, I still need to fix that (oops).
What do you think of the buffet table redo?
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