Thursday, October 22, 2009

Buffet Redo

Another find that needed some work - a buffet! I bought this for $20.00 at an estate sale over 2 years ago and finally got to it last week. My husband is thankful that there is one less piece in the garage. Little does he know that I see it as space for my next project!

So it was a varnished piece with significant damage in the form of water rings. I sanded the top down and re-stained it. Unfortunately it didn't help. I love wood and prefer to refinish quality wood furniture without painting if possible. It was not possible and the next best color to me was white!

The "Before" pictures are after I sanded the entire piece. It took about 6 coats of paint (and a coat of primer) and a span of about 5 days in our cold, damp weather.

I also re-used the original knobs, simply painting them silver. (They were bronze.) Very excited to have new, attractive storage in our kitchen. It is currently empty, but know it will definitely come in handy with this upcoming holiday season full of family get-togethers. Can't wait!


  1. what a great transformation! Sad that you couldn't keep the color of the wood, but it looks fantastic painted white :)

  2. Great job! Things like this are a lot of work, but you feel so good when you are finished! I hope you gets lots of use out of it!

  3. It's amazing in white! You did a great job!

  4. Wow! Not bad for a $20 find. You've done a wonderful job fixing it up.

  5. AWESOME job! I love this buffet!!
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