Buffet Makeover Reveal

Monday, May 18, 2015

Over the last few weeks M and I have been hard at work (one of us more than the other) on building some shelves for above our buffet. When we moved in it had some wallpaper on it that I was less than fond of. I've been throwing lots of different ideas at M for what we could do with the space and we finally found one that we both loved (on Pinterest of course). And who was the designer behind it all? Joanna Gaines of course. ;) So here's the inspiration...

I'm a sucker for a good chalkboard and the floating shelves are just beautiful! I had visions of my own cake stands adorning our soon to be shelves. 
And if you can remember back to when we first moved in and our buffet looked like this...

I spy a chubby baby
 And then we painted and our buffet looked like this...

First M and I ripped all the wall paper off. This was actually really easy and didn't require any wallpaper remover. It must have been put up poorly. Then he sanded the wall down and floated it to make it smooth since our walls have texture to them. Later he painted it with chalk paint by Rustoleum and we let it sit for 3 days. After 3 days I seasoned the chalkboard by running chalk on it vertically and horizontally and wiping it off with a clean cloth. All new chalkboards need to have this done or else whatever you write on them will be "burned" into your board.

M measured, cut, and stained the shelves. We worked together to get them up and almost killed each other out of frustration while doing it. Gotta love holding a heavy shelf while standing precariously on our buffet and hunched over so our heads wouldn't hit the ceiling. Oh, and throw in a toddler tantrum right in the middle. Good times.

There is hardly any light in this particular spot in our house so please excuse the dark pictures. :/  My talented friend Danielle added some chalk art to our wall and I just love the finished product!

I really wish I could have you all over and show it to you in person because it looks so much better than the photos. I'm so happy with it and am ready to cross that off of our to-do list for our home. I just love making our house a home and I'm super grateful I've got a guy who is willing to help me do it!


  1. I love love love love it!! (I always wish my house photographed better as well) but I think it looks amazing. Nicely nicely done.

  2. I love this! We are doing something similar and using chalkboard as a backsplash in our kitchen. :-)

  3. It looks soooooooo good!! Love the accessories too! I've seen that pitcher all over, where is it from? Gotta love handy husbands!

  4. I really liked your buffet earlier, but I'm in love with it now! The chalkboard background really just makes a whole world of difference.


  5. Wow!! I love that so so much! You did a great job and those shelves are on point!! I have so much crap in my shelves that they look so cluttered. Nice job styling. Just the best!

  6. Oh it looks SO good!! Love the rustic shelves and how you styled it!!

  7. I love it! You guys did a great job creating it too look like the inspiration!


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