Sunday, July 11, 2010

Buffet/Hutch Before and After

I bought this buffet/hutch before Christmas and was kicking myself as I felt I had paid too much for it (around $200). I knew I wanted to paint it after seeing all the fabulous before and afters on other blogs but was in a quandry as to what colour to choose (I'm not good with decision making). However, I took the plunge last night (poor impulse control too - I should have been clearing the kitchen after dinner, but you know how it is). I did a little mixing of some paints that were on stand-by for various projects and came up with this grey/green colour which I am stoked with! I made the "X" feature out of timber and painted the original handles black. I love how it has come up and now reckon it's worth every cent I paid for it. I just need to replace the top glass shelf that broke when it was coming home.



So my bloggy friends, can I get an AMEN! for this project????.....................










BEFORE (below)
























This project was also inspired by a buffet I saw in my OKA catalogue.
Check out their website if you like the style of this hutch.













Do you like my placemats ($2 doormats from Bunnings)











My lamps are topless as they are getting new shades made by the ever so clever Sandy at


My sofa has a dropcloth draped over it while it awaits new upholstery. I'm going to use a black and white ticking-look fabric to cover it and I am looking forward to geting that done but there is so much else to do and so little time - anyone else relate?




44 comments:

Janette said...

It looks amazing Ange! I love the colour you've come up with, very classic! And I can't believe you made the crosses over the glass they look so good and are a real feature. Job very well done!
Jxx

Paint Me White said...

Ange it looks like a piece straight out of a Villa Maison catalogue - just love it can't wait to see it in real life. Sandy x

McCarthy Designs said...

What a transformation Ange! I love it. You are so clever and the colour is fabulous. xx

Ann said...

You've nailed the Oka look - better even. Fabulous colour - a quick question - I am painting a pine tv cupboard at the moment - first coat of Zinsser primer today - I sanded first and then primed - do you do two coats of primer and then two coats of colour, something whiteish for me - (light sand in between) and what sort of paint do you use??? I am at that stage where it looks terrible with just one coat and I wonder whether I should have started at all!! It's so sunny here with a big fat and rare high sitting over us that I need to get out and do it all this week!!

Kerri said...

You've outdone yourself Ange, it looks fantastic! I love the colour, and the added timber detail sets it off perfectly. K xx

Tied with a Bouw said...

Wowee... what a makeover! Well done Ange! x

Life in the Country Lane said...

Love it..definitely well worth the money and a whole lot more!! Quite ironic actually, as we have one almost identical (has two doors at the bottom instead), even the detailing along the top is the same. I have taken a before photo but yet to do - you know how it is with all these projects lined up!Was thinking of an antique white and putting wallpaper inside at the back (an idea seen on another blog).The placemats are great.
x

Jenny said...

Hi Ange, fabulous! I agree with Sandy that it looks like something out of Villa Maison. I am loving all these make overs!!!! Isn't it fun. I am off to check out your link. Well done again.

Trish said...

YAY Ange, this looks like a very expensive piece now you have given it the once over, you're such a talent!!! It looks fantastic in your home....love the placemats. Life does get a little hectic doesn't it!

brismod said...

It looks so good Ange. You're a quick worker too!!

Amanda said...

Fanastic job Ange! I really love the colour and that photo of your lounge room with your new buffet in place looks wonderful. Enjoy your latest project xx

Ann said...

Thank you, thank you! I will look for water based enamel and stop stressing... I am always great at thinking about diy - not so good at the actual doing bit!

baysiderose said...

Ange this is amazing and fits in beautifully into your home. Give yourself one heck of a pat on the back for this one girl! It's gorgeous. Pam

Tara said...

You get a HUGE amen...looks fabulous..

laura said...

Hi Ange, It looks awesome; worth way more than $200!! I especially love how you have put the crossed over wood on the glass. But I just couldnt believe it when you mentioned your placemats; I was in bunnings just last week, and there was a display of those same mats and I just kept looking at them and thinking about what could be done with them! I think your idea is fantastic! did you paint them slightly? Its hard to tell. It all looks so lovely on your table! What a lovely place to sit down and eat! Hope you are having a lovely, lovely week!
warmest wishes, laura xx

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Ange, I am seriously in love with this hutch makeover! I've been contemplating putting crosses over some glass doors or a big mirror for a while (don't have the piece of furniture yet though it was just an idea I had) and have been thinking about the easiest way to do it. Can I ask how you did yours? Did you glue the timber to the glass?
Your room looks gorgeous. I think the colour you created is perfect.
Definitely well worth the $200.
Kristine
xx

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Double Amen. This turned out great and I mostly love the glass transformation! You are a talented girl!

Kristopher K Design said...

Amazing !!! Love your new hutch ... and the colour is beautiful.

As for your last comment "so much else to do and so little time " - lol - I totally relate.

- have a great week, cheers Kris :)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

that's incredible, what a difference. well done, fantastic stuff!

Thea said...

It's absolutely beautiful! You have convinced me that mine needs painting too but I hear you on the so much to do... so little time! x

Revival said...

i love it! it looks like it has lived in that corner forever. And - another couch? You are a brave soul :)I wish I had your energy!

awal.ny said...

Ange it looks amazing. I love that you added the criss cross, so simple but it really just takes it from ordinary to extrodinary.

Kerry said...

An amen and a hallelujah sister! Seriously good job and at $200...cheap as chips with what you've done to her. Awesome.

Alison said...

What a great makeover, love the colour
Clever you using door mats for place mats. I have some similar placemats that my mother in law was throwing out. They are so useful even for putting hot things/casseroles or whatever onto the table.
Alison

french doors and verandahs said...

What a great makeover! The colour you mixed is just lovely and the new handles certainly make a big difference! So inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
X Briohny.

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Found you via Erica @ Decorica, I'm a new follower now. I love that hutch redo. Fabulous job!

Rene said...

Your hutch looks gorgeous and makes me want to paint mine. Erica's mention of you brought me here. Also, last week I popped in from Emily's blog to see your foyer which I loved.


-Rene

Rene said...

Your hutch looks gorgeous and makes me want to paint mine. Erica's mention of you brought me here. Also, last week I popped in from Emily's blog to see your foyer which I loved.


-Rene

Janean said...

not only "amen," but "preach it sistah!!!" what a fab job. it's beautiful.

Mommy Mayhem said...

Amazing!! Very well done! You are very good at what you do!!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN! You did a fabulous job - it was worth every cent you paid!!!! I totally love the x's!!!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Hey Ange! We had to chip out what was holding the glass in and then we placed the mirror in from the back and used silicone to hold it into place and wa-la!!

paula said...

eek! I love it. you impress me so.

Christine said...

Hi Ange, I've found your blog via quite a few other blogs that I follow! Loving reading through your posts and WOW! that buffet/hutch is incredible! I love the transformation, congrats!! Really looking forward to reading more!
Christine

Lisa said...

I am so impressed, a true makeover. You must be so pleased with yourself. Well done

Paper Tree Design said...

The cabinet looks amazing!!!! I soo want one of these now! Love the bunnings placemat idea - I will be looking at doormats differently from now on! Can't wait to see what your lounge looks like when covered. Have a great weekend. Michelle

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the special mixed color and the x's on the
glass front doors. you did an amazing, amazing jog!!

ahem....yes, i relate very much to the time thing. the ticking is going to be perfect on the sofa. what a lovely and fresh feeling room.

becky
:)

Kellie Collis said...

Now that looks amazing!!! Great work!! Hope you are having a gorgeous weekend! x

A Room For Everyone said...

Ange! That is incredible! I would pay a lot of money for that. You've really inspired me..Well done! Rachaelxx

MelsRosePlace said...

Your place is looking amazing Ange. i just love it. Have been very slack on the blog front but just wanted to say thank you so much for your beautiful offer to help me with my move, it was extremely touching to say the least. I will keep you posted = fingers crossed everything goes to plan (my plan hehehehe), Mel xxx

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW!!! You get a huge pat on the back for this one! It looks amazing, you did a fabulous job!!!! Back to go look at it AGAIN :)
Take care
kristin

Natasha said...

Looks A.MAZ.ING!
I thing your choice of gray was spot on!

Have a great weekend,
Northern Light

Gen said...

LOVE your cabinet redo! I posted a link to your makeover on my blog I'm in the process of trying to do the same thing thanks for your inspiration.

jscaulfield said...

Hi Ange


I've just painted my second hand gumtree score hutch white, so excited I just love before and afters! I'm struggling to find knobs and handles and really like the ones you have used, any ideas where I can buy them? Thanks, Tam