Friday, July 04, 2008


Some new Jewelry for my "Ugly" Buffet

This little depression era buffet is one of my favorite pieces. When I found her and her little brother "China Cabinet" at the Goodwill 8 years ago they were ugly brown, sad, chipped and 50% off. Even so, I could tell they were sturdy and they reminded me of my Grandma. When my hubby and brother in law went to pick them up for me I think they were a little repulsed. When they moved them in for me they asked "are you sure you want these?" "Yes I want them. They are going to be super cute with a coat of paint." I replied.

Since they have been with me they have been white, red and black. They have been moved, bumped, sanded, chipped and pretty much abused. They are not fancy but they are strong. I love them.

I was at Hob Lob (again, I know, I know) yesterday and I found these great chunky ceramic knobs in a bunch of fabulous colors and shapes and I thought my beloved buffet would look so cute, maybe even a little fresh, dressed in these. So I bought three sets of different shapes in black and cream. They look great with the toile shades.

Aren't they sweet?


Doesn't she look proud?



Maybe now I'll finally paint the dinning room. I am still not sure if I want red or tan. What do you all think?

25 comments:

Valarie said...

Those look awesome with that piece! Just changes the whole look of it.

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

I love those. Why can't I score like that at Hobby Lobby?

50% off home decor, what do I get? A wooden bowl. Whatev!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Aimee, I just love that piece & it really looks great with the new knobs. I'll have to look around HL & see what I can find. I love knobs like that.

I think I'll vote a pretty Latte color for your walls, since I've had red awhile & am thinking of making a change down the road.

Would you consider taking off your letter verification? YOu might not even know it's enabled, but it sure makes it a lot easier to post when these aren't on....you just have to change it in your comments section. Uncheck the box...pretty please?!

Rhoda

Kelly said...

Love 'em new knobs! What a differnce it makes!
I am going to HL in Arkansas later on this month and I can NOT wait!!
We do not have them in PA, boo hoo!
Oh, I would do a nice creamy tan for the walls!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Wow!Those pictures are so nice!! It is amazing what paint and some new knobs can do! Wow!!

Rainy said...

Love those knobs, I didn't know Hobby Lobby carried knobs. I think tan and red would both be great! Go for it you only live once and it can be painted over some day.

Marie said...

CUTE knobs! And what great furniture you got at Goodwill... I have YET to find a piece of furniture there that is worthy of a can of paint. hee hee

I'm voting for tan in your dining room. I am SO OVER the red in my kitchen already. Isn't that horrible? :oX However...red with black toile IS heavenly...

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FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh it looks SMASHING!!!!! GREAT find!!! I just gave a buffet away just like that on freecycle... now you're making me kick myself.. Ü

Your bedroom is beautiful!!

Happy 4th

Susie Harris said...

Great Job Aimee! Susie H~

Kitty Scraps said...

Love your buffet and love the HobLob knobs! I've been eyeing them in my store but haven't bought any yet. Why can't I find buffets like yours? Exactly what I need for my dining room.

Heather said...

Totally, totally, totally red. That way I can live vicariously through you. I'm working up the guts to do something red, but so far I've only made it as far as red accent pieces throughout my house.

Love the knobs. Isn't it amazing what paint and some new hardware can do? That's what I tell my hubby when he sees the bill for my makeup and haircuts.*grin*

Mrs. Trixi said...

The knobs look great. I love a red dining room but for myself haven't been brave enough to do it.
Blessings,
Trixi

Blanca said...

Love the buffet and Hobby Lobby too. It's like she got a new pair of earings. As for the wall color I think a tan or latte would look great. With a color like that you can always change your accessories if you wanted.

Nicole said...

I love that buffet. What a find, You've made it look beautiful and I love your fun decorations on top of it. I'm all about tan or beige or whatever you want to call it for a paint color. Your seem to have pretty darn good taste though, I sure it will look great whatever color you paint it.

Mrs. B said...

Hi! I love your new buffet bling! So cute! And your bedroom is looking beautiful too. How is it that everyone is managing to get so much done this summer except me?!?

Stephanie said...

i think it looks so good

Kerry McKibbins said...

I LOVE your "Ugly Buffet"...and I vote red.

Kimba said...

I love that piece! Beautiful! And the new knobs dress her all up! Oh how I wish for a Hobby Lobby nearby.

Little secret for you...I bought a buffet from Goodwill a few weeks ago that could be the sister of yours. I got her for a song because she needs some love. I'm thinking a coat of black paint will make her beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

I am sooo jealous of that beautiful piece! Why doesn't my Goodwill ever have good stuff like that?

Darlene said...

I love what you did with that!!!! I especially like the knobs you added. They add the perfect about of detail and character. Great job.

mishebe said...

love the knobs and your bedding and drapes in your bedroom.

Something White said...

What a beauty is your buffet!! I like that style very much and would be happy to find a similar one for one of our rooms! That black colour is really elegant.

Bugzmommy said...

Love the furniture! Oh, I am a fan of the red dining room...not bright red, but a more rustic red...my dining room is painted a color called Fire Weed and I love it!

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