Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Pemberley Inspired Buffet

As I gathered the key pieces for my Jane Austen themed window display, I found inspiration for their makeovers in her novels, and the movies that were based on them.  Some of the pieces were simple or had more of a rustic, country cottage feel.

These are the pieces that I imagined might have come from the Bennets' charming country home. 

This buffet however, I felt was a little more regal...

 and therefore could have graced one of the stately rooms in Pemberley, the home of Mr. Darcy.

Of course this long, lovely buffet would be gorgeous in a formal dining room.

However, it would be just as sweet in a bedroom, a hallway, bathroom or a family room...

My husband imagined a flat screen TV sitting on top.

Wherever this piece ends up, it is sure to make a statement.

Once again, I chose my favorite color combination of Old White and Paris Grey. 

Refined without being too stuffy...

Neutral, but not without character...

A little different than it's original flame mahogany veneered former life.

I think it makes for a lovely feature in the Jane Austen window.

Thank you so much for your sweet visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

Sharing this post with these fun link parties:
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Restored it Wednesday at Restore Interiors
THT at From My Front Porch to Yours
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Inspiration Friday at The Pickett Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants


  1. It's a beautiful piece, Amanda, and it looks great in the window.

  2. Heavy sigh here... just so beautiful!

  3. Well I've already told you this on another post, but this piece is devine!. Just perfect for your beautiful window.

  4. I love your buffet! It has such a pretty design and those colors are amazing. I can for sure see it at Pemberley. My husband would see a tv stand too. lol! I feel like watching a Jane Austen movie now... ~ Jamie

  5. Amanda this piece is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at THT!

  6. Beautiful piece. it looks so romantic,,,,,till you got to the part about perching a flat-screen on it!! Total man comment! lol

  7. Just lovely Amanda! I adore it.....

  8. Oh how I ADORE the buffet. Well done Amanda! Ciao Rita

  9. Ooooooh! The buffet looks like its always been that way. Naturally aged and loved! I'll take it! lol! Beautiful!

  10. really beautiful Amanda! I was surprised to see that it was Paris gray, because it looks like it has blue in it :) Looks great in your window display, I bet you are having so much fun with that.
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Love that!!! Wish I had that piece of furniture. Great job on it.

  12. That is such a gorgeous buffet. The elegance of the lines is breath taking. That is one sexy piece of furniture....Stunning. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!


  13. I with you Amanda, Paris Grey and Old White my favorite too. Another gorgeous piece. Your work inspires me. Thank you.
    Anne Dees

  14. This buffet makeover is atreasure. You did a beautiful job!

  15. Love it- it is gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  16. Oh wow - this is such an incredible transformation - I love love love it - your newest follower -
    Would love for you to follow me back;)

  17. Oh man....Amanda. It looks great in that window. But I do think it would look MUCH better in my house. lol! GORGEOUS JOB, girlie! That is an amaaaaazing buffet! I, too, adore Paris Grey and Old White together. They were made for each other! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. What a grand piece this is, and you have painted it so beautifully. We were definitely born in the wrong era, but at least we have the Jane Austen novels to carry us along in this other world we cherish. How fun it was to see these photos and imagine living this kind of a life. But, you have created this world for all of us to enjoy. I love the way you transformed this piece. I want to try these two soft and lovely colors together. I have not yet done this which is rather hard to believe. You always inspire me!

  19. So lovely...and, thanks for the photos of Pemberly and the Bennet's house...I think I prefer the Bennet's simple garden.

  20. Wow! I love the way this piece came out, just perfect! I love the colors you chose for this piece. I am so glad I discovered your blog, it's something I am definitely looking forward to following.

  21. Third photo is I love the most. I know this home has many stories to tell for sure. I love seeing that photo. So nice to live in that place. :)

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    I have a very similar piece that could use a little loving. Your finished product is more than inspiring!...
    can't wait to show my husband.

  23. Amanda it is beautiful! And, I love that window!

  24. Lovely buffet, painted beautifully. I have an old French buffet which I so want to paint, my other half thinks wood should be left to look like wood. Maybe if I show your lovely work I can persuade him !!!
    I think not.
    Barbara Lilian

  25. This is so gorgeous! I love the colors! You are so talented and have such great taste.

  26. The buffet is stunning! By chance, has it already sold? If not, I'm interested in making a trip down south... =)

  27. Both pieces are so beautiful! I am repainting my dining room furniture and have decided on the Paris Grey and Old White combo, just as you had done. Did you use clear or dark wax? Or both?

  28. Gorgeous piece...and gorgeous blog post!

  29. what brand of paint? I am redoing a piece and I would love the gray

  30. Well, here I am. Looking at Pinterest's painted furniture. What do I find but the EXACT same credenza I just finished painting. I did a griege with a darker, brownish harlequin pattern. I am so excited to find your piece, because the chances of finding something so EXACTly the same is very small. I love what you did, too!

  31. This looks blue? Is this Paris Grey for real or is the picture coming off blue, I love the blue color, looks like duck egg


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