Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dining Room Update: Painted Glossy Built-In Buffet Revealed!

You might remember awhile back I posted about wanting to paint our fug built-in credenza in the dining room. They are original to our 1924 home (which is ye olde for Los Angeles), and I dealt with a lot of opposition to the idea. People really feel strongly about painting woodwork! I say, if it's not in great shape, change it. 

This is how it used to look in our dining room, which is more of a hallway in our little house. You see it right when you walk in the front door. To me, it was a real eye sore--a monster that ate the room.


My china didn't even look nice in there...

After about two weeks of sanding, puttying, and multiple coats of Ralph Lauren's Marsh Grass, here it is!


I couldn't me more thrilled with out it turned out! I think the color is just enough of a contrast to the wall color (Farrow and Ball's French Grey) but still "disappears."

We've also replaced quite a bit of our furniture. We have a bit more to go (2 more chairs, which are being made now, artwork, probably a bar car) but I felt like we'd done enough that I could share it with you.

I also ADORE our light fixture. I wanted something traditional with a modern feel that I could also still see the buffet through. Enter this Sandy Chapman fixture that I've long lusted after. I think it's perfection.

Crappy acrylic hardware was replaced with these brass reproduction lovelies.

Hello, my name is Jennifer, and I'm a brass-aholic.

I think our china looks a zillion times better in there, don't you?

My One King's Lane artichokes are sitting pretty for there, right now, but I have something else in mind. All in good time, friends. All in good time...


1 comment:

Joanna said...

Omigoodness, the credenza looks amazing. I don't know know HOW you found that color, but. It makes all the difference in the world. To borrow a word from someone with great taste, I'd say it "sings." ;-)
Well done!