Saturday, January 7, 2012

{Blondes Always Have More Fun}

I mentioned in another post that I purchased this amazing piece on Thursday.

It's a 1940's blonde mahogany buffet.  It's a solid piece & has amazing storage!

Ever since seeing this

at Miss Mustard Seed's blog I knew I wanted to go in a direction similar for our tv.  Right now we have a standard tv cabinet we purchased from Target when we got married 6 years ago.  It's always served it's purpose but two years ago my husband bought me a 58" Samsung flat screen for my birthday. 
It was what I wanted. 
I love tv people. 

Our bigger tv swallows the tv cabinet.  It looks okay to most who come in but it drives me insane.  I've been on the hunt for something different but didn't want the typical tv cabinet.  I found a piece in Charleston, SC when we visited in April 2010 but I didn't purchase it because the piece didn't justify the piece.  I found several online from Pottery Barn & Ballard Designs but I didn't want a copy of something.  I wanted my own. 

So I gave up & just settled for what we had until I found a piece sometime last year that I loved.  It's a bookcase with 4 glass doors.  Really pretty.  It needed some work but I knew I could make it what I wanted it to be.  After looking at it for a while I decided that it wouldn't suit our purpose.  It was really too thin for such a big tv.  It's in our tobacco barn along with countless other pieces of furniture that I need to sale.  That's another post for another day though.

I was super excited when I came across the buffet today.  I pulled out my trusty tape measure that I keep in my purse & the measurements were perfect.  I paid $125 for it.  I have no idea if that's too much but in my mind it was a steal. 

I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it color wise. 
It's going to be ASCP in Olive. 

I haven't decided on the hardware yet.  I don't know if I'll keep what's on it or change it out. 
I did find these that I love by Martha Stewart.


We don't have much gold in our house because I've never been a fan.  I think I'm growing up because I'm actually starting to love it.   I could never go all gold because I'm not down like that but I think mixing metals is like mixing woods.  It's a must in decorating. 

There are 10 handles & 2 knobs on the piece so I'd have to figure out if it would be worth the money to replace them all.  Who knows what I'll do with the hardware. 

My husband will pick up the piece on Saturday & I'll start painting it then. 
I can't wait to see it transform in a piece that fits our home. 


  1. I think you should mix up gold & silver. Make it personal and make it yours! I love the color!!!! I can't wait to see your progress!

  2. Jessica,

    I think I'm going for the gold! The gold & olive look so delicious to me! I'll start painting the buffet tomorrow. I'm excited....