4.27.2011

The Cutler Buffet - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before Would you believe me if I said that we ended up with two of these very same exact buffets from different owners and living two hours apart! Crazy, eh! Of course when we originally picked it up I bought it with the intention of keeping it and putting a tv on it but it was one inch too big. So instead it went to one of our loyal clients and was finished in a beautiful rich red.

After

We matched the paint color to the red in the fabric on this fun vibrant chair. This buffet has great details with the legs and all of the lovely elements at the base. The color that we originally picked was drying a bit light in color so Mike mixed a touch of black which made all of the difference!
We do not keep the original hardware often but we have both times on this piece because they blend well with the wood design that surrounds the knob.
We tried on some black knobs but they just did not look right. But when these went back on it was ALL right!
The construction of the back of this buffet shows its age. There is no piece of plywood stapled on the back. No way.
I do not have much red in my home but this piece certainly makes some rearranging tempting! Its rich color and elegance may have me changing my mind.

Happy Wednesday!

24 comments:

Lisa Anderson said...

Looks great! I would have never thought of using red, but I love the way it came out. Adds a pop of color to your home and matches well with the chair.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is a *wonderful* piece. It's my favorite red piece you've ever done!

AllisonK said...

It's lovely!!!!!

Katie said...

I love this! I always love when you do a piece with a surprise pop of color! I also love how you left the back untouched.. do you do this on every piece, or just because this one is so unique!!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

It turned out really nice. Red pieces always make a statement. What is the brand and color of red you used?

Chelsea said...

Exciting piece!

Connie the crafterbug said...

This looks awesome!
Connie

kathie said...

Looks fabulous, I love the way the finish came out with the yellow undertones!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a gorgeous piece and that is a great shade of red! Just beautiful!

Jenni said...

the red that you picked is absolutely beautiful! wow! great job!

Allison said...

It's beautiful! That is a great red and nice detailing. It's perfect with their fabric. You did a beautiful job, Melanie.

d e l i g h t said...

That is one stunning piece!
Linda

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

That seems like such a unique piece, I'm surprised you ran across two. It has great details and I love the chair fabric with it!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Love the red! Nice accent color I also use it thanks for the idea. I think I'm going to have to paint something bold for my famliy room. I think we both have the same fabric :)

Shelia said...

What a gorgeous piece and I love the color and the way you finished it. Looks perfect with your chair - love that fabric!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

beautiful piece. love the red

La-Dee-da crafter said...

This is so great! I love the color and how well you matched it with your other decor. YOu are amazing! Love it!!!

Vintage-Paints said...

Gorgeous! You did a great job!!!

Mary said...

Just gorgeous - love the color. The original knobs really work well this time. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of furniture at Show and Tell.

Mary @ Redo 101

Kara said...

Love the piece and the color...what a great transformation! I'm thinking you should make space for red in your home :-). Great job!

adventuresindinner said...

Love this-especially since I'm just about to redo my dining room and I have already bought those chair covers. Thanks for linking to ShabbyNest.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

That is beautiful! You're brave -- I don't know if I 'd have the courage to paint over something like that but it certainly worked and looks much better! Love the original knobs also!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The buffet is fabulous and your refinish is lovely. Great job. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Margo said...

This piece turned out beautifully!!

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