Buffet Update

Good morning friends, today I’m sharing the updated buffet that holds the repainted candleholders I shared.

I know most are sharing their gardens this time of year. I shared our deck HERE with young plants added.  Since that time, I have added pieces here and there to our deck area to add charm. I will be sure to share this with you once our plants are bit larger.

Back to the buffet, this color change is overdue and I’m thrilled with the outcome. Taking this piece from an aged yellow color to this soft gray is a game changer for our great room.


I used Jolie paint in Swedish Grey, it’s become one of my favorite colors, it works well with many other colors.



After the two coats of Swedish Grey had time to dry I decided I was going to make a glaze.


Before I began my next step, my assistant Reeses ran to chase the landscapers and dipped his foot in my paint can.


I didn’t want to wax this large piece, in my opinion I like working with glaze for larger pieces of furniture. I have more play time to get it where I want exactly on the piece.

I used Lowes clear glaze and added burnt umber acrylic until I achieved the mixture I liked.




Using a small brush I added the mixture in spots I wanted aged. I didn’t want to go heavy with aging on this piece.

For the most part, I added it in a few spots and blended it into the paint. The one spot I went a bit heavier was the appliques. I’m very happy that’s all I decided to make be the biggest impact.




I also changed the knobs on the doors. I wanted the key look and found these on Van Dykes website a place I’ve purchased pieces from many times. They have great prices and options also.


The handles on the drawers are French drawerpulls I purchased from Magical Beans Home and I love the details.



It’s getting warmer and warmer and having a love for lavender it seemed a perfect time to add it to my antique French jardiniere. I love the statement it makes on the buffet. It has been well loved and that makes it perfect.


Keeping with late spring and summer, adding moss balls to my candleholders adds a bit of texture.


What do you think? I’m enjoying the collections in this spot in our great room.




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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

16 thoughts on “Buffet Update

  1. You are the furniture whisper for sure Cindy. This looks gorgeous. Awww little Reeses just wanted to help out with some of the painting lol! Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.

  2. Love the new color. Looks like it will go much better with your room than the yellow did. Have a wonderful day. xo Laura

  3. You’re so kind Kris, it’s my passion.

    Reeses wanted to catch the UPS man. I had his little paw prints on the floor. John and I were cracking up once we knew his foot was okay. Never a dull moment with these twins

  4. I love the new color!! It really brightens up the piece!! I’ve never heard of Jolie paint, I’m going to have to try it! And, completely agree, wax is mush easier to work with in a larger piece. It seriously looks amazing!!! Love it!

  5. Cindy you did such a great job on this buffet! I love the color you chose…and your sweet pup’s paw was darling too!

  6. Your buffet is beautiful, Cindy and how kind of Reeses to be a helper! lol Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

  7. Beautiful, just beautiful!!! I hope you’ll come add your post to this week’s Share Your Style #262 (this upcoming Wednesday). Last week’s just closed at 6:00pm or I’d ask you to add it there. <3

    Love the new pulls and the pretty ormulu on the door fronts are lovely,
    Barb 🙂

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