Since I started painting furnitue I’ve fallen in love with some of the pieces.  I like them all but some are more special than others.  As hard as it may be I still list them for sale and wave good bye as they go to their new homes.  Every once in a while a piece comes in that truly catches my eye (and my heart) such is the case for this buffet.  I found it somewhat by accident while browsing through Craig’s List ads.  I emailed a seller about another piece, I went to see it and the piece just wasn’t something I wanted to buy.  As I was leaving I saw this piece  I asked the lady if it was for sale and she said she had just decided to sell it but she had not had a chance to take pictures to post it. Needless to say, it came home with me!  I didn’t even list it with my pieces, It immediately moved into my living room to hold my TV. I don’t really have a before but here it is behind Lola modeling her Minnie Mouse outfit (last year’s Halloween).


I wanted to go bold and bright and it doesn’t get much brighter and bolder than YELLOW!


The dark, drab brown of the before didn’t show all of its gorgeous detail.


Slight distressing make all the carvings and details pop!


The door


The bottom apron


and the legs…


He has been sporting his new color now for a few months and I still LOVE it!!


The comments when I posted photos on Facebook were love or hate, nothing really in the middle.  What do you think?

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25 Responses to This one is all mine!

  1. Nellene says:

    These buffets are a dime a dozen where I live. I don’t think they would be if people saw your transformation! I’m going to pass this on to some friends who have buffet’s sitting in their garages collecting dust. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the sideboard! Great blog! Just joined and will be back to read more.

  3. I love the side board! Great blog! Just joined – will be back!

  4. Hi Jannet,

    I just wanted to let you know that I’m sharing your amazing sideboard with my family of Bold Readers tonight. This is one BOLD beauty and she really caught my eye! She’s my Bold Pick of the Week!



  5. Sirens a’blazin! The good kind! Fan-tab-u-lous! Now, That’s Bold!

  6. Jacqueline says:

    This is a fun makeover you did, love the yellow, I have a hard time with picking out good yellows.

  7. I can’t imagine anyone hating this piece. You are my new hero. Love this.

  8. Vicky says:

    It’s bold and beautiful love the yellow!!

  9. Megan says:

    Gorgeous detail! Love the colour choice :)

  10. tammy says:

    very bright and bold! love it!

  11. andrea says:

    I would’ve kept iit, too! These types of buffets are extremely hard to find in my area! Nice transforamtion! andrea@townandprairie

  12. Love that shade of yellow. I love bold pieces like this. Great job!

  13. Tiffany says:

    I love the bold color mixed with the vintage lines, breathtaking!

  14. I love it! I’m a sucker for yellow, so this is right up my alley…great job!

  15. So jealous! Now I must paint something yellow!

  16. Totally awesome! I LOVE the bold color of yellow on it and the details!

  17. amber says:

    I LOVE the yellow and just the details of this dresser.

  18. cassie says:

    oh my i can see why you are keeping it! it is STUNNING! the color, the shape- everything…. oh freaking wow.

  19. Nikki says:

    Super pretty! So bright and cheery. Awesome job! New follower. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :)

    Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on all next week!! I would love it if you could participate!! More info here:

  20. Chrissie says:

    Amazing! I love your bold color choice. Great work!

  21. Amy Allender says:

    I LOVE it! I have a buffet that my husband and I inherited from his grandmother. I so want to paint it to freshen it up. I’m too scared to go that bold…so I’m thinking white or grey. Did you sand and prime before painting? And what kind of paint did you use? Thanks for any tips!

  22. amy says:

    love. definitely love.


  23. cheryl says:

    love it

  24. Karen says:

    This is just so happy to look at. I can see why you wouldn’t want to give it up!

    I host a linky party every Friday-Sunday, I would love if you could stop by and link up. Thanks!

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