buffet makeover

Ok, first of all I want to apologize.  I really wanted to give this buffet the credit it deserves and properly stage and photograph it….but time wouldn't allow it, and so the best you get today are what I could take with my iPhone.
I think the new iPhone does pretty well with photos, but these were also taken really fast since it was a half hour before the doors opened, and I was racing to wrap things up.
So I really don't feel like I'm doing justice to this ol' girl.


I purchased this buffet about a month ago, and was super excited to bring her home and make her over.
The guys that I bought it from loaded it in my car, and I went on my way.

I got home and tugged at it to pull it out.
Holy. Moly.
This thing was heavy.
Like, scary heavy.


My car is 9 years old, and is by no means in new car shape.  
But- I do try to take care of it and hate getting new dings and scrapes.

My plan was to try and lay a blanket over the back end of the car and put it on a moving dolly.
wow.
It was quickly looking like something or someone was going to get broken doing this alone, so I happened to notice our neighbor walking across the street, and asked if he wouldn't mind helping me.
He's a cop and just won a bench press competition over the summer, so he could definitely handle it with me.
I was embarrassed though that he was seeing me unload yet another piece of furniture into my garage when it's already overflowing.
*sigh*
yeah.

Anyway, this was Annie Sloan's French Linen and Old White mixed together to make a soft gray.


I also used Country Grey to highlight some of the details and then lightly distressed it.
I liked the original hardware, but just added some Rub N Buff to give it a little more sparkle.


I also opted to leave the top natural.  

The leaves extend out, and it's a great size buffet for a sofa table or in a small dining area.
The drawer is huge and has silver ware / server dividers, which I love.

I wish I could have done a real photo shoot with this one, but thanks for letting me share just the same! 


xo Denise

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5 comments

  1. Oh, I love the buffet. It`gorgeus. One of the kind you never find here.

    Hugs from here

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  2. Wow! What a transformation! Love it!!

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  3. What an absolutely beautiful buffet Denise! No need for fancy styling, it shines on it's own!

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  4. Okay ..Listen to me... GET a PEN ..... (waiting ) Waiting ..OKAY now take down my address .. Because we need to ship that PUPPY right on OVER .. Can we say LOVE !!! WHY yes we can sister ...cause I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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  5. This piece turned out beautifully. I love the top being left wood, great contrast!

    Cynthia

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