I snagged this beautiful Bearnhardt buffet in Chicago ~ Check out the chalk & clay paint makeover

People always ask me where I find my furniture pieces.  Truth is, I have very little time to hunt for furniture and nine times out of ten, I stumble upon it at the most random of times.  I scored this great piece while out of state for a hockey tournament.  The price was so good, I actually bought it then drove back two days later to load it up and take it back to Grand Rapids.

Click below to see the beautiful transformation.  The transformation turned out so pretty that it sold before I finished it.  

This is my new location on the north end of Grand Rapids.   I started painting this for the grand opening of The Honeysuckle Co. and my buffet found a new home in the process.

This is the before.  It was actually in beautiful shape but I know from experience, that these orange / brown type pieces tend to sit unless they’re freshened up with paint.  

I love the lines and details of this piece and part of me wishes I would have swapped it out for the one in my dining room.

I wanted to keep this sweet and simple with a classic winter white.  I mixed a creamy white with a white white to get just the right color.  I think I used Crinoline and either Bead Board or White Swan from DIY.

I lightly distressed it and cleaned up a few ink spots then sealed it with Frenchic’s Clear Coat.

This piece sold while I was painting it in the store.  This is the only finished picture I was able to get of it and it doesn’t do it justice at all.  The color was so rich on this piece and the hardware isn’t as dark as it looks in this shot.  I think the sun coming through the window threw off my light meter and I can’t seem to adjust it to make it more realistic.

Hope you enjoyed this makeover.  I’ve done many more since this.  Follow my ShizzleLLC business page on Facebook or ShizzleDesign on Instagram to keep up with daily projects as it’s much easier to squeeze shots into those two platforms these days.



All the products for this project can be purchased right here at www.shizzle-design.com, just click the SHOP tab above. 


I also carry my paint at:

The Honeysuckle Co. 3900 Costa, Grand Rapids, MI  49525


Changing Thymes, 2900 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI  49418


Not So Shabby, 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424

Don’t forget, I now stock all the new brushes.  They’re flying out the door so get yours today!!



Plus, I have lots of new inventory headed to stores this weekend.  Here’s just a small sneak peek.  I have a ton more!

If you have any questions regarding this post, please contact me via email at shizzledesign@gmail.com and have a GREAT weekend!!

A hui hou!!







2 Replies to “I snagged this beautiful Bearnhardt buffet in Chicago ~ Check out the chalk & clay paint makeover”

  1. That is such a beautiful piece of furniture! I don’t know how you didn’t keep it for yourself. It seems so simple to just paint something white, but the results are far more than simple!! It made all of that lovely detail pop!! You did a beautiful job painting it, too!!💖 Congrats on the quick sell! That’s the way to do it if you can!!!🙌

Leave a Reply