Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dining Room Buffet Goes White

Hey sweet friends!

I have been on a painting spree recently.  I’ve decided that when I get a little stressed, I paint, clean, organize, and change things up.

My family is getting a little paranoid at what I may do next.

My latest project was a buffet that my aunt gave me a few years ago.  It went from dark to light…from boring to fresh.

See what it looked like before…

buffet 1

and what it looks like now…

buffet one

Did you notice that even the lamp got painted?

Looks better, doesn’t it?   

You know that I’ve got to show you a few more photos.

buffet four


buffet eight

buffet three

buffet three

buffet runner

My mom made this great ruffled burlap runner that I use on the buffet.

Let me show you the runner that I am using on my farm table.  I  picked it up at Pottery Barn when I was in Texas.

dr table

I love the texture of this runner.  So great!!

Now take a quick look at part of my dining room.

table and full room

I know that I have a lack of seating at this table and am working on filling it up.  Right now I am using old theater seats on the far side of the table but they really aren’t tall enough.  But, for now, they will work  because I need them.

I am on the lookout for mismatched chairs and hopefully will pick up a few more on my next trip to the fleamarket.  That’s the plan.

table and full room 3

My jelly cabinet is on the other wall, but I figure you have seen enough for now.  I have done a little playing around with it also.

Okay,  that’s probably all of the furniture that will be painted white for awhile.  The buffet and the secretary were a big deal for me to decide to paint, but I am so happy I did. 

Update for my prayer warriors…mom’s first treatment went well today and she said all of the nurses were wonderful.  My youngest and I went and decorated her house for her birthday and took her some yummy and healthy snacks.  It was a surprise for her when she got home from her appointment.  Would love for your prayers to continue as the Lord brings her to your mind.  Her name is Judy, by the way.  Thank you.

I’m headed over to one of my favorite parties now.  Come to LaurieAnna's Farmhouse Friday party with me.  You will be so glad you did.  Really, this is a fabulous party, come on.

Also headed to the wonderful Common Ground for her fun party.

Headed to Donna's at Funky Junk Interiors for her Saturday night party.

Linking up over at Primp Your Stuff party tonight.


Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your dining room is just lovely! Where to start... everything looks great and has the vignettes that I think my dining room is missing. Love love the architectural pieces on the wall and the newly painted buffet looks great AND has such a lovely vignette on top. That mirror is a great and unusual shape and looks perfect there. Don't worry, you will know the right chairs when you see them. Hmm, can you guess that I really like the style of your dining room ;)Sending prayers for your mom, too.

Al said...

Love your photos! The buffet looks terrific! The burlap runner is sweet too :)

Katie said...

The buffet and lamp are beautiful in white!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Amy, your mom will be in my prayers! Sounds like you're taking good care of her. LOVE the buffet painted white. Everything looks gorgeous! xoxo Debra

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Amy, very glad that things went well for your mom. I will remember her in my prayers.
Your buffet turned out beautifully. That would scare me to put that first stroke of paint on a piece like that but your success has given me more confidence. Have a great weekend. Shannon

Karen said...

It looks beautiful, love the vignette and the lamp too.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your buffet looks lovely in white; your whole dining room is beautiful. Glad your mom's first treatment went well!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dining room is gorgeous. I love the buffet and lamp painted white. It looks so good and your vignette is wonderful. I adore that mirror too. The table is fantastic. Love the rustic top. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

Hi Ames-I am sending up a prayer for your Mom, Judy, right now. God bless her as she makes this journey to wellness.

Love your newly painted furniture. I was supposed to do that this week but ran out of time. Hopefully, the first of the week I will get at it.

Your room looks wonderful! xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

Oh I love it. Those buffets just pop in white. We have one but my husband is not going for the the white. Yet. Will pray for you Mom♥♥♥ olive

White Whimsy said...

Your buffet looks gorgeous. You can never go wrong with white! Love the whole room.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

That looks terrific! Much better! I just posted about a white buffet too~ Its a small world...ha ha
I love all your accessories! they are just wonderful.

Becky C said...

OK, this is by far my favorite piece you have painted!! Wow, what a transformation. You are so right, it's fresh, and bright--adds so much more of a farmhouse feel to your dining room. And it matches the awesome farmhouse table :) The lamp turned out great in white, too. Everything just looks so well together. Maybe while I'm there, we will find more chairs for your table.
So glad the first treatment is behind your mom now. Tell her we love her and are praying for peace and healing.

Lou said...

Amy - Yes, I love the buffet painted white! That round mirror above looks pretty good too ~ and no, I was looking at other details and missed the painted lamp so thanks for pointing it out. My favorite though? Ruffled burlap runner your mom made :)
Will keep Judy in my prayers that she gets through the chemo without being terribly ill and makes a full recovery.
A big painted white hug to ya.
Connie Lou

Ruby Grace's said...

Hey Amy,
It was so great to meet you while you were in Texas! Thanks for visiting Lone Star and I sure hope you had fun. I love your blog and also love the buffet you painted. I have one waiting in the garage that I need to get started on (when it cools off). Have a great week and let me know next time you get to Texas.

raggygirlvintage said...

It looks fabulous Amy, I think the lovely curve detailing shows up so much better in the white. Will remember your mom in prayer:-)

Debbie said...

I really love the change. It's bright and happy. Both the burlap runner and the table runner look great, especially together.

I'm so glad that she had a good first treatment. I keep meaning to tell you what you probably already know. Flax seed. They are a breast power food I've heard. You can put it in lots of things. I even stick some in my green smoothies some times.

Martha said...

I like the white and I like your accessories.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love it, Amy. It really shows off the piece! Wishing God's blessings on your mom. Linda

BECKY said...

Oh Amy! This looks fabulous, girl! OK...I have a deal for you! I'll come create up there and leave some things behind, and you can come down here and work some of your magic in my house!! Sounds fair, right??

Love, love, love it all! Simply beautiful!!
Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

Barbara said...

Very nice, I like the white much better, so bright and cheery, praying for you mom too, hugs

stefanie said...

its perfect!!! I love all the white!!!

michelle said...

Amy the buffet looks gorgeous! I love the piece and am looking for something like that. Your whole room is so inviting and so beautiful.
Your mom is certainly in my prayers and I am glad that the first treatment went well.

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks beautiful! It really lightens the entire room doesn't it? I love mismatched chairs ~ and you will find the perfect ones.

Best wishes for Judy and yes, the prayers will continue!


Gypsy Heart said...

Looks beautiful! It really lightens the entire room doesn't it? I love mismatched chairs ~ and you will find the perfect ones.

Best wishes for Judy and yes, the prayers will continue!


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It looks perfect in white! I am in love with that huge round mirror! The runner your mom made is so pretty.

Heaven's Walk said...

Amy ~ what a beautiful difference that made in your dining room!! Wow! Great job! Changed the entire look of it to a bright, airy, elegant place! I adore that domed wicker cloche! I love your dining table with the wood top. I'm seriously thinking of stripping, whitewashing, and distressing my kitchen table top.....Yes? :) And rest assured, your sweet momma continues to be in my prayers. ♥

xoxo laurie

Miss Gracie's House said...

I LOVE it!!! You'd better be careful (or rather your family had better be) soon you'll be painting *everything*!

Miss Gracie's House said...

P.S. prayers for your mama

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my... that buffet is amazing! I just love the round mirror.. so original! Your light barn wood pieces are the perfect softness additions to the whites. Lovely!


erin said...

lookin good! the buffet looks so much fresher now! isn't it fun to change things up? i have a very similar tool caddy.
sending prayers for your mom....

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous!!! I love everything painted in white, so pretty!
I'm sorry it's been so long since I have come by, things are so busy. Hope you are doing well and having a fabulous weekend!

A Cottage Muse said...

I think this is one of my favorite rooms in blogland! I just love the buffet painted white!

Keeping you and your Mom in my prayers!

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

I love that mirror above the buffet. Everything looks beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

LLH Designs said...

I love the scallop on the top of your jelly cabinet. Also love so many of the other details you shared (like the sap bucket!).

Thanks so much for listening to Hallie's song. She has been so encouraged by all of the sweet words.


Laura said...

It looks so pretty Amy!

You did a great job,

White Spray Paint

Green Willow Pond said...

Where do I start? I'm loving this look! The buffet looks great white and that round mirror over it is beautiful. I know you've shown it before, but I'm more than a bit behind on blog reading.

I also love that dome shaped basket, your green tool caddy and the ruffled runner your mom made. I love big deep ruffles. Beautiful room Amy!