Vintage Painted Blue Buffet
One china cabinet into two makeovers! Woohoo. There is something special and regal about a painted blue buffet. I can’t quite put my finger on it but I love it none the less. This buffet was originally part of a full-size china cabinet. I separated the top from the bottom for two completely different makeovers. If you missed what I did with the top half you can check it out here.
Decisions, Decisions – Inspired by Blue
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of both custom work and non-custom in all neutral grays, creams, whites, etc. I’ve started to crave color and was completely inspired by these other pieces finished by other talented artists at Modern Vintage, Poppyseed Creative Living, and The Turquoise Iris. Aren’t they gorgeous? I posted them to my facebook page to see what others thought before taking the leap. Just about everyone loves blue!
Replacing Felt Liner in Cutlery Drawer
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Like many other vintage buffets, this also had a worn out velvet liner in the cutlery drawer. Luckily it was easily removed.
Out with the old and in with the new! The old worn brown felt was removed and replaced with a clean new black felt liner.
Painting a Vintage Buffet Server Midnight Blue
The rest of the buffet was then hand painted in layers. I started with a navy blue base and then added subtle layers of a custom mixed deep teal, black glaze and even a subtle metallic giving just enough depth.
I wanted to layer the colors without making it very obvious if that even makes sense.
The original hardware is gorgeous and even better once it was cleaned up and refreshed to black! You can see my process for cleaning, prepping and painting hardware.
The Result – Vintage Painted Blue Buffet Server
Someone recently told me that even blue can be neutral and I have to agree! Even with such a statement color, I think this piece would actually compliment a home in the blue, gray, teal, black or even cream color palette.
As it turned out this piece inspired a few other custom requests in the same finish! You can see those makeovers here:
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