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before and after: olga’s glossy buffet

olga’s at it again with a fantastic new (and unique) furniture makeover. this one doesn’t involve gluing any mirrors (which seemed to tick off the comment section last time) but instead focuses on a bold paint job that adds a whole lot of visual interest (which was inspired by the arch digest ad below). click here for olga’s full post.


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Although pretty painted (and I’m truly a fan of painted furniture!) I much prefer the original!

boo louis

hum. while i love the punch of yellow with the black and white, i think i would prefer if the paint job was more edited … sans optical illusion effect on the top and sides and/or perhaps just paired other artwork. for me, these three elements are not happy together.


Wow! I’ve had that architectural digest photo bookmarked forever – it’s one of my favorites. What a clever interpretation. Love it!


WOW. I don’t know if yellow would have been my choice, but then I saw the rest of the room and it makes perfect sense. Stunning! And I love the whole place.


You did such a beautiful job! The little bits of yellow are the new thing…i think. It looks so well executed. Congratulations on your new piece!


I love that she raised it up on new legs! That alone really transforms the piece…

Meredith @ Studio Debris

Oh, I am SO in love with this makeover! I haven’t seen that color combination in a long time, but it looks so fresh with so much white.

Honestly, it would look fantastic in my mid-70′s living room…needlepoint op art pillow and all. LOL!


I Love This!! It’s gorgeous. I also really love the paintings above it; I think it all goes so well together. Nice work!


This makes me feel lazy for not doing the same when I see free furniture lying on the street. The painting job on this piece really pops! Look forward to seeing the next piece.

Carley Larissa

I love yellow with black and white. It’s so classic yet bold and new at the same time. But I think the “after” takes it a little too literally… a little too far. I think I’d prefer it in a solid colour (either black, yellow or white) mixed into a funky space.


wow. i seem to be in the minority here but i HATE it (except for the longer legs, that was a great idea).

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