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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Baby Blue

I have been wanting to paint my make do buffet in my eat in kitchen for some time now. I seen a picture of a pretty baby blue chest and knew I wanted my chest to be blue also since this is my favorite color. I have 2 rooms in my house blue

I purchased this chest at at a thrift store years ago and always liked the swirl side decorative pieces, I have forgotten what it looked like when I got it. Sure a wood finish.

I got the mirror separate at a sale for $20 I do remember that. I feel like when you get something that reasonable of a price you can afford to paint it or whatever and not much money lost if you don't like it. But I like painted furniture

Here is my finished baby blue chest/buffet and mirror, my kitchen is white walls however this picture shows a yellow tint. I took it with my cell phone
                                                   
 I had company Saturday and after they left I didn't want to go any where knowing I would spend money I shouldn't spend so I found a project to do inside. Which I have plenty of projects waiting.
I am a sloppy painter and always paint outside but with the humidity up in the 90's I though I can do this inside and try to be neat. I used an old tablecloth on my floor in the kitchen.
When I painted this yellow I sanded it to look worn in places and always like that look.Funny  story I had an electrician in my kitchen once to wire up a chandelier and he said Jan that piece really needs to be painted it looks ruff. I told him I made it look like that, he just didn't get that shabby chic look at all.
 I had already took a drawer out and painted it blue before I thought to do before and after pictures.
Below is the swirl legs I like
 I thought about sanding places on this also however two ladies said oh no it looks good like it is so guess I'll leave it. I like it plain also
I still may take some silver paint and highlight the flower medallions on the mirror. Or should I leave it all blue? This picture is when I was painting it you can see the yellow peeking through before I had it all done. I got it all painted in about an hour and half.


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32 comments:

  1. That turned out so wonderful Janice! Great job! Keep dry!

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  2. It is very pretty! A lovely arrangement of furniture, mirror and other pretties!

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  3. It is an unusual looking chest. I'm a pastel person too and love the lightest blue.

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  4. That is a very unique and beautiful chest, love the shape of it, and love the color you painted it. I think highlighting the medallions
    might give it a lil bit of a break from all the blue.........
    Lovely piece and lovely job.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  5. Hi Janice, I am not a painted furniture kind of gal, as you know, but I do like it blue! I like the curvy part on it too. You know what would be really neat is an oval mirror with a black frame! Funny electrician story! See you Saturday!

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  6. The buffet turned out so sweet. It has such nice detail. I did get a chuckle about the electrician not understanding shabby chic.

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  7. This is gorgeous, Janice!!! Not sloppy at all! I love the color and the detail makes it wonderful. A pat on the back is deserved!

    Jane

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  8. Janice, this is so pretty and I love all the details to both the chest and the mirror. Great job!

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  9. Love the blue paint. I like it just the way it is, tho your idea for details on the mirror sounds awesome!

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  10. That shade of blue is gorgeous♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  11. What a perfect shade of blue! It looks great. Thank you so much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  12. It turned out gorgeous - well done!!

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  13. Love that color blue. Yes sometimes I talk myself into staying in and doing projects so I don't spend money either. Its better than shopping sometimes. Or I will go to the fabric or craft store a
    to pick up something and can't wait to get back home to the projects. Have a great day!

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  14. Love that color blue. Yes sometimes I talk myself into staying in and doing projects so I don't spend money either. Its better than shopping sometimes. Or I will go to the fabric or craft store a
    to pick up something and can't wait to get back home to the projects. Have a great day!

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  15. Your blue chest and mirror is outstanding! Wiping it with silver would be interesting too!

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  16. The blue is so pretty! I love how it turned out.

    xo Dianne

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  17. I am a chicken when it comes to painting wood furniture. All of my pieces are family heirlooms and just to afraid to dabble with them. I need to shop thrift shop because I so want to use the chalk paint and have not yet.

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  18. Hi Jan, that shade of blue is really pretty. You did a good job! I do like painting furniture too. I actually have a little wardrobe waiting for me to be painted. I just need to get a proper colour to suit it.
    Thank you for dropping by at my blog and leaving a lovely message. So kind of you.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    Blessings,
    Aida

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  19. Hi Jan, sorry I forgot to give you the Publisher's name. It is by Affirm Press. www.affirmpress.com.au
    It is now available for international shipping. I think you will find it interesting and inspiring.
    Thank you again.

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  20. You did a beautiful job on your buffet. I love the color of blue that you used. It is absolutely gorgeous. You also did a fantastic job of styling it.

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  21. Love the dusky shade of blue and those legs!

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  22. They are lovely pieces, Janice! Go so nicely together and make a beautiful statement! Blessings, Cindy

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  23. Wow Janice! That is one curvy beauty and the color is fabulous! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned to our Features & Favorites!

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  24. What a beautiful piece... I love the curves! The color is lovely,too. I am giving you a feature tomorrow for Let's Talk Vintage! Thanks so much for taking part.

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  25. Janice, I have seen this project featured on at least two blogs now, and just wanted to let you know how very much I like it! I think it looks great the way it is, and if you do anything more at all to the mirror, I would just sand a few edges on the medallions and then see if you want to spruce it up any further with the silve. It looks terrific.
    RIta C at Panoply

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  26. I've bever seen a buffet like that! It's lovely, and it looks great in blue!

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  27. I've bever seen a buffet like that! It's lovely, and it looks great in blue!

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  28. Hi Janice, your buffet and mirror makeover turned out fabulous!
    So far I have not had the courage to tackle a furniture makeover project, but you sure got me inspired!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Diana

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  29. Thank you for showing us you buffet. What a lovely makeover!
    Cathy

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  30. Your cabinet is BLUEtiful. I also love the color blue in lots of hues. Fabulous mirror you "stole". Paint is the best and most economical way to change up our decor. Embracing Creative Bliss...

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  31. Great and informative post. thank you for sharing this information with us.
    Blue Curtains

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