Tuesday, August 18, 2009

can i get a little help here?

project buffet makeover is well under way here at the andrews-anderson house. however.


i can't decide on paint. i WAS going to go with a glossy white but decided it was too boring. why not add some brightness to my dining room? i am thinking of 3 colors but just can't commit. i need my readers to help me.
i saw this image over on i suwannee via matters of style. and while a petite bamboo desk and a huge, chunky buffet are drastically different, i DO enjoy that pop of red in a room. i just don't know if an EXPLOSION of red is in order.
i am also madly in love with all of these midnight and peacock blues i am seeing everywhere. shiny and dramatic and moody blue? can you picture it? my fear with this is it will be too dark and not translate as well and be..well...too heavy? what say you?
i am also thinking yellow, like this ikea cabinet/buffet. i am open to any suggestions and images you might have. help me.
hey...nicolas bb...what do you think?

sidenote:
i feel it is my duty as a design blogger to explain why someone who claims to have impeccable taste would have such a hideous chair. let's just say that when we went to look for a chair the room it was intended for was a bit on the cabin-y side. i thought this chair would look nice next to the entire wall of brick fireplace. and really at the end of the day it's not the fabric its the chair's lines that suck.

11 comments:

Sara said...

i painted my entry table dark navy blue and it looks great. its interesting but not somehting that is so outt here that you can't add intersting accesories. i thought about white too but decided it was too predictable. therefore, my verdict is...blue

southern Exposure said...

It sounds like you are looking for color, but if not, I think this buffet would look great painted like the Dorothy Draper inspired post you wrote a few days ago. Ever since you posted that, I have been looking at all of the chests in my house and wanting to paint one of them. I am thinking black and white instead of black and gold though. Whatever you decide, I am sure it will look great!

Sam said...

I suppose it depends on the dining room really. When I first saw the piece I thought it would be fab in yellow, perhaps with some turquoise pulls. Though that red is pretty faboosh as well again with turquoise pulls, beauty. I think that the blue is gorgeous but I think with the beautiful classic lines of the buffet I think it may be a little plain. So I think the pop of color would be awesome - which pop should be determined by the room. Any way you decide to go, the piece is gorgeous!

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

I have attached a couple links I like to go to for inspiration for painted furniture. What about a teal blue color? Something like benjamin moore's St. Lucia Teal. Or a deep, bright orange (fiesta orange by BM). It is such a large piece with nice curves I think if you went with the deep dark peacock blue color you would lose the lines of the piece. I also think just a nice charcoal would be gorgeous (maybe with a little distressing). Check out Knack Studios for more inspiration. She does AMAZING work.

http://stores.justincamlinfurniture.com/-strse-FURNITURE/Categories.bok

http://knackstudios.blogspot.com/

GOOD LUCK! Let us know how it turns out.

ms. less is always more said...

navy would be just gorgeous...

Kris said...

What about an aqua/ocean hue? Naples Blue, Venezuelan Sea and Capri Seas are all Benjamin Moore colors that I'd love an excuse to use. Our TV table is painted a creamy, medium aqua and the pop of color (paired with other pops of red around the room) looks pretty sweet.

urbansardines said...

I say a deep, rich blue!!! Yums! I cannot WAIT to see the after!!!

urbansardines said...

oh, BTW, I did a post on a before and after I saw in a navy blue (it was matte, but I think super shiny would be better!)
http://urbansardines.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/sideboard-before-and-after/

hope that helps!

Brim said...

Deep Sapphire blue! Ooooh, with coral knobs? or some raw crystal knobs from Anthropology? Mmmmmm, yummy.

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

crap i can't comment on the most recent post. but you know my vote is for the orange. it is killer. i have a dresser more or less that i use as a sideboard in my dining room that i am debating painting that same color...hmmm.

Alli said...

If you have photoshop, try painting over it to try out different colors. Helps with visualization.