Monday, July 29, 2019

The Abandoned Buffet: All Hope Is Not Lost!

Well my outdoor work is being postponed by rain at the moment so I guess now is a good time to finish this post I started way back when!

I can't believe I almost "passed" on this old buffet that had been hanging out in a friend's grandpa's garage for what looked years. It was once upon a time such a  pretty thing, and I have a soft spot for buffets so I said "what the heck, toss it in the truck, I'll see what I can do with it".  Thankfully the missing wheel that made it look wonkier than it really was was hiding away in a drawer.

I sanded the top and restained it.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy. (Ask me to refinish wood anywhere but on a flat surface, and you'll get a different response!)

I won't go in to detail about how I got Tim to help me with the shelves on this but it might be because I listened to his advice and ripped off the veneer and it left me with a paper thin layer that if you set a an apple on it, it would fall through...  I'm the one here that works with furniture.  Duh.  Why would I do that?  So anyway, I had the side off of a different piece of furniture that I had dismantled and he was a sweetie and cut them down to size for the bottom of the buffet.

I painted it black with some DIY chalk paint. (Do I need to even say that?  For one, it's obviously black and two - would I ever buy chalk paint and not make it myself? I feel like it's a given, unless you've never visited this "Korner" before).  

Shout out to the Keelers for this gorgeous piece that is now in Michelle's home - I believe being used as a coffee bar!

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  1. This is a positively stunning transformation! Wow!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I'm glad you didn't pass it by!


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