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!

Anonymous said...

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

megan said...

Looks amazing!

Hilliary Meisner 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 {Appalachian Charm} 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 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!

Alexandra Bee Blog 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 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!

Unknown 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 Stevens said...

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

April of Smidge Of This said...

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

A room with a view said...

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

Nita Stacy 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 Stacy 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 Stacy said...

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