The before and after of this buffet transformation is truly impressive! Come see how Mary from Orphans With MakeUp gave this piece a beautiful fall makeover with Icicle, Simplicity, and Antiquing wax.

Hi it’s Mary from Orphans With MakeUp up again! Do you automatically associate soft painted blue furniture with coastal, summer decor? Do you love soft blues but hesitate to incorporate this color in your furniture because you don’t think it can transition with, for example your Fall decor? Well, I just finished painting this custom piece and I wanted to show how bringing in wood and natural elements can work with soft blue and Fall decor. For the holiday season, the white candle holders can even be switched up with mercury glass candle holders for a little bling.

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I chose to paint this sideboard in “Icicle” and for the interior I wanted a pure white so I painted it in “ Simplicity”. After painting and distressing, I sealed it with a clear wax and then shaded in some antiquing wax in certain areas.

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
The three stacked wood boxes are thrifted items I purchased for just a few dollars and the jute rope was purchased at my local hardware store.

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
This piece was originally a hutch. The top bookshelf will be used by my client for another purpose. A good tip if you are searching for a sideboard on Craigslist and Kijiji, sometimes hutches that come in two pieces are cheaper to purchase. I’ve said this before, there is more negotiating power on larger pieces as most sellers are usually anxious to get rid of them and just want you to take them away!!!!!
Here is the “Before” picture provided to me.

Blue Furniture & Fall, yes it works! #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #falldecor #bluefall - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog


Mary Vitullo

Mary {Orphans With MakeUp}

My name is Mary Vitullo. I am a wife and mother to three {almost} grown boys. I am a blogger at Orphans With Makeup in Saint-Hubert, Québec, a suburb of Montreal. My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.

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