Why I LOVE Painting Buffets

 OK, this is one of those times where I was so busy getting ready for a show that I missed taking a few photos.  Unfortunately I don’t have the before photo of this little beauty.  Sorry!  Life just happens and it seems like I’m not always thinking straight.  Does that ever happen to you, or is it just me?

SAM_1398So why do I LOVE painting buffets you ask?  Let me count the ways…

  • I have found that painting a large piece can sometimes be much easier than small items.  For example:  magazine racks and/or vintage telephone stands, you know the ones with the little spindle legs!!!  Ugh, it takes FOREVER to maneuver around and through all the nooks and crannies.
  • Buffets make such a beautiful statements in a home.  They just add so much character.
  • It’s always such a sense of accomplishment when I’m finished.  It’s one of those “Ta Da” moments.
  • Most buffets have such beautiful and unique detail that it’s always fun to try out new color combinations.  Like the one I’m sharing with you today.
  • Last but not least…my  customers are always filled with joy as each one gets placed in its special spot.  I love receiving photos once they’ve displayed their treasures on top and adding their own personal touch.

SAM_1404Space is limited in my house for painting.  As you can see, my front door was blocked and my paints were all stored in our office (behind on the left).  The Arizona heat prevents me from painting in the garage during the summer.SAM_1402Oodles of storage.  This piece could be used in a craft room, bedroom or as a TV console.  Buffets are not just for dining rooms anymore.SAM_1401Here’s some of that detail I was talking about…SAM_1399Original hardware now sparkles against the new finish.SAM_1396My color choices for this piece were a blend of CeCe Caldwell’s Paints to make my version of Duck Egg Blue and Seattle Mist.  It was a huge hit at Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market and SOLD right away.SAM_1395How would you use this piece?  Traditional buffet, console, sofa table, entry, craft room, baby changing table???  Would love to hear your thoughts!!!

Blessings ~ Judy

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  1. An unexpected color combination that really works. I like the way you blend the colors on the top. It looks like the moody November sky we had today.

    • Thanks so much Betsy! This paint combo surprised me too! Can’t wait to use it again on just the right piece! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings ~ Judy

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