So I blogged awhile ago about my fabulous mother's day gift from Big Daddy and my little monsters. They got me an antique buffet and a matching credenza.....
This is what it looked like in the former owner's home.
This was the original placement in the DR, but has been relocated opposite of the buffet.
This is the buffet from the side....for those of you who visit often its obvious the items on top have been switched out.
Sooooooooooo......Ive been thinking of painting them but I hesitate to destroy their original condition. However they do have some scratches and I think they would look nice perhaps in white, black or even two tone black and wood which would match the table and chairs.
Here is white.....and in an almost exact style. (forgive me I googled the images and didnt keep track where it was from. Although I love it, I dont think it would suit my eclectic interior.
And another similar set in distressed white.
This is in a lovely grayish teal....(I also googled this image weeks ago..sorry :( I love the two tone look and think that mine would look nice black and wood tone. (Its almost the exact design)
This the a shot of the new furniture all together, now realize that the table/chairs are from one place and the buffet another. I just love the black and wood two-tone combination. Also her home is a lighter color than mine, Ive also been thinking of painting walls but have decided to stick to my guns and keep the dark color. I think its more authentic to the European look of Italy/Spain that I prefer.
I'd like to hear your thoughts, I know its not everyone's style. But for those of you who have seen the pics of my dining room and my heavy religious decor (haha) I think it would suit it very well....and also I just did the altar shelf in two-tone with the corbels being distressed black and the dark jacobean stain I used on the wood.
I think in addition to the pieces Im refinishing for resale, I might have to take my own out to the workshop and give them a mini-makeover before the holiday season is in full swing.