More to explore:
Ballard Design's new line of Italian painted furniture in ASCP colors
Make A Dining Room Sideboard Out of a Dresser. Perfect color. Not overpowering red.
Antoinette Sideboard Something like this would give you more functional storage than your current buffet. This also comes in different distressed finishes. Could give a fun punch of subdued color to the living room.
Antoinette Sideboard (many color options) - Ballard Design
ideas for buffet in dining room