Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My DIY two-toned buffet

I was a busy lady this weekend. I got some serious DIY fever! Love it when that happens. My dining room buffet was becoming such an eye sore to me, it just wasn't special. I really love the look of two toned furniture that's been popping up lately, and figured this is exactly what my sad little buffet needed. 

Here's the before and after:

I added new tortoise knobs to make that gray really pop. Yeah it's gray, it just doesn't show in these pictures.

I have been complaining for two years about not having outlets in the dining room (its an old home). I love the look a few lamps give to a dining room. Well, when I moved the buffet away from the wall, low and behold, there was an OUTLET! Let me tell, I never knew an outlet could make someone so happy! How did I not see it? I really think God might have put it there!
I had an old emerald green lamp I bought from Goodwill, so I gave it some fresh blue paint (that ties the blue from the living room rug into the dining room). 

I love the little feet on this guy.

Oh, and thats not all I did this weekend! I'm not going to show it all at once, I don't want to overwhelm you with my amazingness! 

(That's a joke.)

Have any of you noticed two toned furniture lately, do you have great links that you'd like to share?


Glamour Drops said...

That's so funny about the hidden outlet! What a hoot. And very convenient too. Gorgeous little knobs - they add a lot of character to a lovely piece.

English said...

Looks so great! What kind of paint did you use for the lamp?

Hope yall are well!

amber wallace said...

Love the after! And the knobs!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

LOVE the transformation!! and those wooden knobs are adorable!!

Ange said...

Ooh, I am thinking of doing something like this to our nightstands. Thanks for inspiring! Love that lamp btw, looks great!

KristiMcMurry said...

That's a gorgeous piece! I love the paint job :)

Lovely Little Nest said...

I love it! The hardware really makes the piece. Well done! :)

Bromeliad said...

Nice work!