My goodness where has the summer gone? I'm really a fall kinda gal but it's crazy how fast time moves. My sister and my niece came for a visit mid-August and it was such good medicine! We thrifted and talked and laughed and shopped. Good times! I have some great thrift finds to share but I'll get to that. Dan and I have been working on the guest bedroom (which used to be Jenna's room when she was growing up). While we are still working on some the design elements, I wanted to show you the old buffet that got a make over for in there. You may recall it from the post I did about our master bedroom makeover. It's the big ol' elephant in any room! Yeah, and that's what I love about it.
It's old and has seen better days. It does seem to me that it was well-loved at some point in some one's life. Maybe a niece inherited it from her dear old auntie and tried to replace parts of it in an effort to repair it? Unfortunately, by the time I found it, it needed even more repairs. I don't have the know-how or talent to pull it off and it is too costly to pay someone to do it. At the end of the day, I wasn't restoring a family heirloom or an historically significant piece.I paid $35 for it at Salvo. Still, I do love it and want it to be useful and used. I wanted it to look stately and respectable. The colors for the room are tan, navy blue and white.
This was my first try:
Pretty but more royal blue than navy. It's Ralph Lauren, Great Harbor (...the Sherwin Williams wall color, banana cream, didn't make the cut either!). I gave Sherwin Williams, Commodore, a try:
Closer, but still not what I wanted. The new wall paint is SW Toque White.
Then, surprisingly, I found the right color at WalMart aptly named, "official uniform blue."
And with it's rose gold pulls that look like brass medals on dress blues, I present to you my officer and a gentleman of a buffet:
The original pulls were custom made and not a standard size. I hoped they were brass. No such luck. I opted to keep it though because new hardware meant a lot of patching and drilling holes...plus, hardware is pricey! As it turned out, a good cleaning and new paint (Rustoleum Rose Gold) was the right choice:
This mirror is a thrift find from a couple years ago. I haven't been sure where to hang until now! Once the room is finished, it will hang above the buffet.
I will put the doors back on, just not yet. The bigger vision for this room includes built-in shelving so while I wait for that, I'm enjoying displaying some of my favorite blue and white and milk glass thrift finds.
The blue and white ginger jar was a find at B-thrifty. It was actually made into a lamp that I disassembled and found a pretty blue and white ceramic knob for the lid.
I can't wait until the room is all done!
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Have a great week!