Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dining Room Buffet + Art!

Good Morning y'all! I'm going to go ahead and share with you one of the pieces of furniture I painted this weekend. It's not perfectly styled and finished exactly the way I want it to be, but I want to share before it goes to the bottom of my to-do list! Remember this? 
{See here for original dining room inspiration post}



Take a look now!!


I decided to keep the pretty mahogany top {at the request of my husband} and primed and painted the rest of it with an white oil paint. You might also notice the walls got a fresh coat of paint in Navajo White by Benjamin Moore and the white mirror is now spray painted gold. I also gave the pulls a face lift with rub n buff, such an easy way to liven metals up! 


Here is what the pulls looked like before....not a fan.


Oh and I also hid those pesky lamp cords. They are taped to the back of it, ha!


Zoomed out of the room...so far! We aren't done yet :)


Did you spy the oil painting? That is one of my pieces I did last year that was requested by the husband. It still needs a frame but I couldn't help hanging it once I saw the room coming together.


I like to call this one "dream cow" {haha} because this is exactly how he wanted the cow to look. I used tons of inspiration pictures to paint it.
 {His grandmother owns a farm}



So there you have it, our dining room thus far. I have always wanted that buffet table to be white, to break up all of the dark wood in this room. I was happy to compromise with leaving the top wood, I think it looks fabulous! Hope you enjoyed a little tour of our space so far. I would love to hear your thoughts!! xoxo.

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26 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

YAY!! Oh my goodness, Katie, it looks like a totally different room! The gold and white is so fresh and modern, and your cow...absolutely perfect!

Sweet, Pink, and Preppy said...

I love this!!! You did a wonderful job! The table looks fantastic!

megan said...

Looks amazing!

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

Looks amazing! I love your mirror!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

This looks fantastic! Very impressive.

CALLIE said...

Gorgeous!! You are so talented.

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

WOW - looks amazing!!! I'm so impressed! :)

Nicole said...

You are so talented girl, that painting is so sweet! Everything looks great & the gold against the white is so chic. xo

Amanda said...

Just gorgeous! Love the transformation!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Looks great! So fresh and inviting!

Sarah said...

I love it!! You're quite the diy chic :) I'll have to recruit you for when I get my next place!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I just found your blog via Fried Green Pickles and am LOVING it!! I looked at all the before pictures on the other post and think you have made huge progress! I absolutely love how you painted the buffet and the mirror! That painting you did is wonderful too--very talented! When you get a chance stop by my blog and say hi!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Such a great transformation and kudos to hubby for wanting to keep the top, I love it! Your painting is amazing as well!

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

You were busy this weekend! This all looks amazing! I love the two-tone buffet with the gold - very glamorous - you did a great job!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Oh, Katie, it's all amazing! I'm not even a big fan of cows but I'd totally hang your painting in my house. ha! You captured such a sweetness about it. Great work!

Nancy said...

Hi Katie! Found you from Pam at Simple Details. I love your new sideboard makeover. It is so up to date and chic. Happy Easter.
Looking forward to following you!
Nancy
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Amanda said...

Amazing, Katie! I love that you kept the wooden top and painted the rest white! I think I'm going to need to attempt this once we start getting some furniture :)

Lacey said...

Oh my goodness! Looks lovely and a total change,

Lacey xoxo

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Miss Southern Prep said...

I love what you did to the buffet table--I love a mix of white and wood! And I think the mirror looks fabulous gold! Love it!

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

what a transformation! love white & gold together...such a chic vignette!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Katie, this turned out so beautifully. Pretty please be my dining room decorator?! :)

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

'Dream cow' is fantastic - beautiful work and I love the transformed buffet.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love how your buffet turned out. I painted my own buffet white too. Just makes them so much better. Love the cow too. I came over from Better After.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I forgot to say...I'd love it if you linked it up at my Mod Mix Monday party next Monday at Mod Vintage Life. I know my readers would love to see it and the room. http://www.modvintagelife.com

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I featured this today on Mod Mix Monday! I told you I loved it.

 
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