Monday, April 27, 2009

Outdoor Buffet Makeover


Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I want to show you my outdoor buffet that I painted. I actually bought the paint for it last year but just got around to doing it this week.

You've seen it many times before usually with a lot of stuff on top of it. It's a great place to display stuff as there's a sky light right above it and the play of light on the surface is beautiful to see.



I've been wanting to paint it yellow ever since I moved it from my dining room to the screened porch.



I didn't have any replacement knobs so I just spray painted the ones that were on there. If I find some cute knobs I'll change them out.



I really love it this color with the blue plates. I used an exterior paint but that side is pretty protected from the weather so I don't think it was really necessary. The plates haven't even fallen off the wall with all these storms that had tornado warnings!




But wait that's not all! I'm going to try putting a mosaic on the top! I've never done it before but it's always been something I've wanted to do. I bought this mosaic off ebay over a year ago. I was going to do a birdbath and just never got around to it! I'm not sure if I'll use this one or if I'll try to find one with more blues in it. I have a ton of mosaic pieces. I started a project last year and got tired of it so I'll try to use what I have. I'm going to work on it as I have time. So it'll probably be done in about two weeks. But you know I'll be sure to post it (even if it turns out horrid)!




Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


46 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How pretty! I like the blue knobs on the yellow.
Glenda

Laura said...

Hi anuela-

The buffet is absolutely stunning I love the yellow with the blue and white plates.

Your mosaic idea is inspiring me to try it with chipped blue and white plates. Wouldn't that look pretty with the yellow?

Awesome project. Thanks,

Laura

whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Laura said...

I just read that I wrote Anuela and not Manuela. Sorry!

Ally0005 said...

Very cute!!!!!

Shilo said...

So cheery! I just LOVE it!

Stacey said...

I just love that you have all of that outside! Beautiful! My patio could use your sweet touch.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You really have it going on.... who has an outside buffet.... Oh.... Manuela does......lol...... I adore the make over the yellow and blue knob are just perfect..... what a lovely spot with the sunlight shinning..... Oh you should mosaic ...... the china you have is beautiful..... try it you will like it......
HUgs
Linda

glorv1 said...

Oh how fun that will be. I've been wanting to do that too for a long time. I've got tons of old weathered dishes that I want to break up and use on an outdoor small table just right for a candle and two cups of coffee. It's way out in back in a garden area. So when I finish this typing, I'm heading outdoors to go get the table, then I'm selecting the dishes I want to break with a hammer, of course I'll use glasses and put them in a bag or something. At least this way I can say I did something productive even if I don't go further than that today. :DD I love the blue knobs and I wouldn't change them. They go perfect with that mustardy yellow. Have a great week.

Ruth Ann said...

Love the buffet! Mosaics are very easy and you will soon become addicted! Then you'll want to cover everything in broken plates! lol
Just one tip...start going to thrift stores and picking up china...it's a lot cheaper than buying off of ebay. I use to buy off of ebay and found that it's much easier and cheaper to break my own! Happy creating!

Karen said...

Hi Manuella.
What a great job. It certainly is yellow, and it looks wonderful with the plates and the mirror reflecting nature. You are really lucky you have an outdoor area to put it. I would love to have a porch with a covered roof. Maybe at the next house!!!
HAGD! Karen

Robin said...

What a wonderful yellow you picked. I love yellow and this one makes me smile. The whole area looks great, wonderful job.

p.s. the flowers are beautiful.

Tamara said...

Cheery, chipper, bright - like Gerber daisies on a rainy day - just makes me smile - thanks for sharing your talent!

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

oh SO So so SO so pretty

Christina said...

Manuela,

I love your style. The yellow is out of this world wonderful. Love the blue knobs too.

What a happy little area!

Heather said...

wow it's gorgeous!

Melanie said...

That is gorgeous! I love yellow. Its such a happy color!

june@craftyniche said...

So bright and cheery!

Vee said...

It's fantastic and I really liked it before. The blue knobs are absolutely terrific with that yellow. I'm glad to learn that this is undercover. It's going to make you smile every time you see it!

Rosemary - My Patch of Serenity said...

I've always loved the colour combination of sunny yellow and blue.
Lovely pictures.
Rosemary

Susie Homemaker said...

Wow, what a great color choice...love this...and the mosaic will be lovely. I am doing a mosaic piece...slow going as I only do a few pieces at a time. I will post when it is done...

Blessings,
Susie

Betsy said...

Yellow is so cheery!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I know it will turn out wonderful!

Rosey Pollen said...

Great idea! Love the yellow and blue, FRESH! Mosaics' ROCK!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love that...so cheery. cherry

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, I love it! The yellow is beautiful, and I think the knobs are, too! :) I like how you combined the buffet with the mirror and the plates! Can't wait to see how your mosaic turns out either! :) I hope you have a good night! :)

mishebe said...

Yellow is so happy. Very cute ! Mishelle

Gracie said...

I like it yellow! And I can't wait to see how the mosaic looks on it.....

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It turned out so pretty, Manuela!! Great job!!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Looks Beautiful Love it and cant wait to see the mosaic.

Rebekah said...

Just beautiful, Manuela! Props to you for having the guts to go through with it. :) And those knobs look great. I don't know that I would even try to replace them. After all- that'd cost real money, right?

Elizabeth said...

HI manuela,
I am Elizabeth from simple pleasures and just discovered your blog.I love it! I love what you did with the buffet.I love dishes and have way too many,but I just can't help myself.The yellow and blue is wonderful,two of my favorite colors together.
Elizabeth

Storybook Woods said...

How fun Manuela, I love it and no bugs, I am impressed xoxox Clarice

Sharon said...

Just beautiful! I have been wanting to try mosaic and you have inspired me to just do it :) Thanks for the inspiration Manuela:)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, I like your buffet. It is so bright and filled with joy!

Wonderful job!

Barb

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How cute that turned out. I like it better painted too. Can't wait to see the mosaic either.

Victoria said...

I love the yellow and the knobs! What a great makeover!

I must admit, I am a little green-eyed of your screened in porch. Seems like during the summer in Atl by the time it cools down enough to be outside the mosquitos will eat you alive!

I noticed on one of your older posts you were selling one of your chairs in your garage sale. Wasn't sure if you had thought about a price for it or not. I may be in the market for it!

ellie said...

manuela, that looks great! can't wait to see how your mosaic turns out..maybe you can find some blue transfer at homegoods similiar to the ones hanging up and use them as your mosaic...good luck and have fun

Heather said...

I'm on the lookout for some furniture for our porch - I bought some wicker through Craig's List and now I want to find some way to store the toys that land on the porch in an attractive way - now that I've seen your bright buffet, I'm inspired to find something I can paint to brighten the porch! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love love love it! Great color choice and paint job!

Rosemary said...

Very pretty Manuela!
Let me know when you get your package.
Rosemary

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Such a fun makeover! I love the bright and sunny yellow color...perfect for summer!
Carrie

Tracey McBride said...

Gorgeous, creative and inspiring, As Always!! Manuela, you are such a good role model in that you take such good care of your family and also are an amazing artist and caretaker of your home. I always appreciate your fantastic and innovative ideas, as well as your generous spirit.Thank you for sharing with us!
Warmly,
Traceyxoxo

Mary Ruth said...

I love the color combinations too! I love mosaics, yours are stunning! Great project!

Bliss said...

So very bright and beautiful!
Good luck with the mosaic. I know you can do it!

Bettsi said...

Wowie! That is brilliant, Manuela! I love the knobs- they look like you paid a mint for them!

Amanda said...

WOWIE WOW WOW! love that punch of yellow! that looks amazing! your making me want to go find a trash to treasure hutch & paint it! great job girl!!!