Monday, June 17, 2013

Shutter buffet re-do

I have been on the search for a long buffet for quite a while.
One that would fill a long wall in my dining room.
Strolling through the quaint Roseville antique fair a few months back I found exactly the piece and it was priced right!
It was made out of an old shutter...So clever!
Wonderfully worn, dented and chipped! 

Perfect to downplay the formality of the dining room.
It's 80 plus inches filled the space perfectly.
However, I wanted to add some extra shelf space's how I did it...
It did have cross supports, so I painted (3) 4inch x 6ft pineboards  with Annie Sloan Old White...and laid them across the cross bars for a quick-fix shelf redo!

I love my new buffet...
Allow me to show off how I am using that shelf to highlight some of my favorite things.
Namely, this beautiful antique china from my grandmother.

This set is from my great grandmothers wedding
...which was in 1910.  
Beautiful cream color with silver detail.
I used old wire pool-baskets rescued from a university trash bin. 
 I love how the old rusty finish contrasts with the porcelain.
 The background of the shelf is a Pottery Barn wrought iron fence piece I received many years ago--love the scroll details.
This set was my grandmother's wedding set dating from the 1940's.
Again, beautiful cream with a silver detail.
(Interestingly enough, my mom's wedding china is also a cream set with a simple silver detail.  
I don't think they planned it that way but they all look beautiful together.)

Showing off roses from our garden...
Bird salt and pepper shakers

Candle detail

I look forward to being able to change out the 
shelf items with the seasons.  

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  1. Love your buffet table! Gorgeous piece! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  2. Hi......This is really cool. I am going to pin this to my board!!
    Also,.Just to let you know that I'm having a giveaway hosted by Koralee of "Bluebird Notes" Blog for a gift certificate to my new Etsy Shop named: Daisy Pink Wish .....if you have time please check it out....would love to see you enter :)

  3. How lovely! I found you through Common Ground! An old shutter?! Who knew!

    What a good idea for a shelf as well!

  4. I love your shutter buffet! You have decorated it beautifully too!

  5. Girl, you are amazing! You have an eye for finding just the right piece and the gift of putting it all together! I love it!

  6. i love this, aimee! and the shelf looks so perfect:) had to pin it!

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  8. This is awesome.....thanks Alisha for sharing this with me!! I am totally going to look for shutters now, I could use something like this as a sofa table....or along a long wall in my foyer.....or BOTH!!! ~Cindy

  9. What a great piece! The shelf you added blends right in... it doesn't even look like a later addition.

  10. The "buffet" turned out lovely and I just fell in love with your white and silver china. I'm happy to follow back.

  11. I was so taken with the sets of china it was hard to look at that fantastic buffet. Good going!

  12. Love the shutter buffet and don't get rid of the dishes EVER!! They are beautiful!

  13. Love the shutter buffet and it's new decor. Especially love the wire basket of dishes.

  14. Your table, the extra shelf, and your accessories look wonderful! Way to go.

  15. This is fantastic! You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog! Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. Absolutely love this and just emailed it to my hubby! Thank for linking up to Home{work} Wednesday last week!

  17. Just lovely! And the dishes are beautiful too!


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