Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hacking Update: That's more like it! *Updated with paint color

My sister ahem, client sent me pics of the improved color of her dining room buffets.

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Remember, these are Ikea's Edland two-drawer chests - which have good lines to begin with.
But, nothing much beats a few coats of high-glossy plus extra lacquer for funsies. Oh, yeah, and some stepped-up hardware. **The paint color is "Daring" by Sherwin Williams - and it was professionally sprayed. We found the Indian hardware at a local antique co-op.**
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The first go-round was a little pinky-peach....
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While our goal was for true coral. Check it with the chevron kilim and fuchsia velvet.  Looks amazing against the wallcolor, too.  BTW, the walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray.
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Some finishing touches are in store, but I'd say this room is well on her way to outright fabulousness.
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52 comments:

nkp said...

Wow, it really looks fabulous. Love your fun color palette and they beautiful way in which you've managed to marry traditional and contemporary touches. A really great-looking room!

nkp said...

oops..."the beautiful way..."

Heather (love your space) said...

love it! coral and fuschia is hot hot hot.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Old color was pretty but the coral is even prettier!

Leah said...

so pretty! love the more vibrant color with all the other elements in the room. the mirrors are great too!

Susie Riley said...

That room is STUNNING! Love the new color, and how it stands out yet balances the room so beautifully. GREAT JOB!!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

wow this is so beautiful!! the color, the glossy paint, and the hardware. perfection...

Kathysue said...

Isn't it amazing what a couple of coats of paint can do. I know she must be thrilled. Love the mirrors I use one like this in a clients entry, it is an all time fav of mine,
Kathysue

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I say I do share the same with everyone. This is quite an amazing space!


Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

The Scott's Crib said...

Those turned out gorgeous!!!! I want to see more of her spaces.

Leah in Dallas said...

I love these Ikea Edland pieces, but not loving their original finish. This glossy paint and WOW color sure make me want to run up to Ikea and purchase! Would you mind sharing the "how to" for the paint?

bundinibrown said...

Hi. Looks Fab! Do you mind sharing the paint color?

My Interior Life said...

Yes, have you shared that coral color yet? Because it's perfect. Love it with the fuschia and black/white chevron. So fun! Brilliant decorating!

Ingrid said...

Wow those are beautiful! I have loved those Edland pieces but did not love the finish and hardware. This is a perfect look! I can't get enough high gloss and the gold hardware is beautiful. Would you mind sharing what that color is and where the hardware is from. I would also love to know what lacquer she uses. I just got a benjamin moore stays clear but have not tried it yet but I am always looking for a great lacquer. I would love to see more from her house!

court. said...

I can't believe it's not butter, I mean, IKEA!!!!! These are gorgeous and the paint looks professional! I'm loving it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They are fabulous and I love the color. Hugs, Marty

Jessie said...

This is such a beautiful room. Love the two painted chests, you picked a very pretty color! And the gray walls are fabulous! Great job!

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Dayka (Life +Style) said...

GORGEOUS! I've been dying to use those somewhere...

McKenzie Britton said...

love this rug- also happened to click on the rug and saw the yellow/cream trellis design rug... Where did you get the yellow one from or who is it by? It's just what I have been looking for!!

mbp1217@gmail.com

LindsB said...

loves it! I think I need to go out and get a pair of these now- love this hack project!

katie said...

I also would love more info about how to paint these guys to get it to look like that! i'm about to attempt my own and want them to look the same!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

amazing.

golf claps.

Heather said...

WOW! LOVE this

Lindsey E. said...

Love, love, love it!!! Great dining room!

Bailey said...

Yum.

eileen @ happyhorsesh-t said...

That is a really beautiful room!

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

beautiful buffet! I love how the ming chairs look so updated.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

WHAT a fab room! Love all of your touches, the dressers look amazing in the Laquer! Did she do it or have it sprayed on?

modern jane said...

I featured these today!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Fabulous hack! Came via modern jane, love the colour!

carlos said...

This is the most gorgeous colors one would want to have in his/her house. Thank you so much for sharing. We will be doing a house repaint in the coming week and it seems i just found the color I want :) thanks a lot.

"braun multiquick 3 k650 reviews"

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Gorgeous color!! Always nice to have a good coral paint in the arsenal.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how these turned out- the colour is perfection and the laquer....heaven!!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Wow, the color color looks great and I love the dining room! I'd love to add this to the paint and furniture galleries on my site www.involvingcolor.com and include you in a feature blog post. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested! Do you know the wall color in the dining room? It's a great color!

(Eileen) a creative day said...

Looks amazing! its amazing what a little lacquer can do! just found your blog- love it! def adding to my blog roll :-)

eileen
www.acreativedayblog.com

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

OMG OMG OMG I adore this makeover! Stunning and so simple a fix in the big picture! I am hands down your newest follower, and i hope you can pop over to my "Old Country House" and follow me too!!! LOVE THIS BLOG! the gemstones...ti die!

lizziefitz said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! New and fresh. Thanks for sharing. Would you mind revealing the wall paint color? It is lovely with the coral:)

Ireland said...

so beautiful.....

Would you mind sharing your wall/trim color with me?

so inspired....

Dina said...

Oh my heavens, just gorgeous! What color are her dining room walls? I love that gray...thanks!

Kim said...

I LOVE it! I paint everything and what a difference ... the color is fabulous ... and in answer to another comment, I'm not sure what lacquer you used, but my new favorite is "Eurothane Varnish" by Fine European Paints. It is $65.00 a quart ... pricey ... but fabulous.
What I also love is the mirror image, these two pieces together with matching lamps and mirrors! Thank you for sharing!!

Kim said...

I commented yesterday, but forgot to leave my email, kimmacumber@comcast.net. Love your blog ...I have just started my own and having fun navigating this blog world! Would love for you to check in ....
KimMacumberInteriors.com

Junk Evolution said...

I just found your blog and love that dining room. Our shops theme for Oct. is Orange you glad it's Autumn, so I'm drawn to anything orange right now. I never would have thought to use it with grey but it's beautiful.

Char

Heather said...

I'm totally loving this dining room! I've always wanted to get pieces professionally sprayed. How did you find your company? Do you have any recommended vendors? Love your blog! http://www.fallsdesign.blogspot.com

Lori Flaherty said...

Love the colors. Gorgeous!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

Gorgeous! I love the color, they look like a custom piece.

Kristy
www.idesignlove.com

Pam said...

I.LOVE.IT!!And will now have a different way at looking at IKEA's furniture selections next time I visit. I've been inspired!

vb said...

what sort of place do you go to get it professionally sprayed?

alison@MLHP said...

@vb
Most professional painters have a power-sprayer they can use for furniture.
In a pinch, you could approach a body shop, too.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

wow I love it, and actually I really like the pink too, would look lovely in a little girl's room!

MyChampagneTaste said...

amazing.......found you on pinterest :))) love it

Anne said...

Do you happen to know if they sanded or prepped the pieces before spraying? I love this exact piece but have been reading that IKEA furniture doesn't hold onto paint well. Makes me nervous investing in a piece if it will scratch off.

Jane said...

I featured this dining room yesterday on my blog Finding Fabulous...I just love it!! It's such a great idea to find an affordable side board or two! And then spray them in glossy paint! Love how it's traditional yet totally chic and updated!

jane
Finding Fabulous
www.findingfabulousblog.com