Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Buffet: Before and After

I finally finished painting the dresser/buffet we got from my mother-in-law, and I am thrilled with it. I originally planned to switch the hardware, but the handles that are on there have two screws about an inch apart near the top of the handle and there was about zero chance of me having time to fill in and redrill holes for hardware anytime within the next decade. Chances are, by then I'll want to repaint anyway and I actually really like how the old ones look with the new paint, so I guess it all worked out.

Here, once again, in all its 1970's laminate glory, is the before:

And the after:  (I was SO CLOSE to getting the exact same angle for both pictures.  Dang!)

Not sure what happened to the wall color in the second picture, but it's more accurate in the top picture and I swear it does match. And that Farrow and Ball paint? A dream to work with. An absolute dream.  But don't worry, I won't be repainting the interior of my house anytime soon, because I am still madly in love with my full spectrum colors from Ellen Kennon (that's Honeysuckle on the walls, for those who care). I think I'll be using F&B eggshell on furniture from now on though.


  1. Beautiful choice! It looks amazing!

  2. I was wondering about the color so thanks! ; )

  3. Oh wow! It looks absolutely amazing!

  4. Thanks! I am always surprised at what a difference a couple of coats of paint can make.

    Courtney, if you're planning on painting, I can't recommend Ellen and her paints enough. Aside from the colors being fabulous, she does color consultations over the phone (with pictures) and she's wonderful to work with.