Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beautiful White Buffet

This has been the summer of buffets!  We are overloaded.

I never grow tired of buffets.

Perhaps it's because I don't have one myself.

I always say, "I'm going to keep this one,"  and then I never do because

I find something else I'm going to keep!

Here's the before...

When work commenced on this piece, it was so stinkin' hot and humid outside

I couldn't even take a picture without my lens fogging up.


The sides were not repairable and had to be replaced, as did the veneer on the doors.

We cut some backer-board to size and glued it on with clamps.

The doors were pretty plain then, so we glued some wooden decals on

to make her a bit more regal.

And regal she is... like a fortune teller!

After much sanding, puttying, repairing, glueing, priming, painting, and poly-coating,

she is finally complete.

Ha, I see myself in the gazing ball now-- soooo not supposed to be in there!

Her drawers feature crystal knobs...

...her interior spaces are white-washed and clean...

Elegance restored.

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lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

Love it! It is beautiful, I wish I could find one! I found the card catalog and now I want the buffet!

Geneva said...

You gave it a beautiful new life! Great Job! You should definitely keep one for yourself...":o)

Prims By The Water said...

Great piece now..and you should keep one for yourself. Take care, Janice

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

And elegant she is! What kind of poly do you use? I'm painting a white dry sink/cabinet for myself but I don't know what to use so it won't yellow.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I know how you feel about buffets, because I feel the same way. I always seem to find a buffet that I just have to have. Luckily I can bring them to my booth. This buffet reminds me so much like my 2nd one. Love those legs, and really liking how you finished her. Beautiful! Thanks for always sharing at Sunday's Best.

NanaDiana said...

That turned out great, Andrea. It is just wonderful. Hope you had a great day- xo Diana

car finance melbourne said...

You brought it back to life. Job well done. It sure looks elegant and regal. I might just have to grab one of those buffet table for me.

Fiona said...

Another magnificent job Andrea

well done to you.

It looks amazing.

Have a great weekend

x Fiona

allisamazing said...

Your make over has taken it from ugly to fabulous! I would love that in my dining room :)

Cottage and Broome said...

What a beautiful redo. Sorry but I think that one is a keeper, I'd have a hard time giving it away! Laura

Debra @ Common Ground said...

just gorgeous!!!

Jaye @ Just Tryin' To Make Cents of it All said...

Wow! That turned out beyond gorgeous! And thanks for your comment about mine! "Retro, yet modern" is a great description! I love buffets....

Anna V. said...

I'm glad you left a comment in my blog post, 'cause - WOW!!! Was I happy to find your blog! For the past couple of years I've really gotten into making new things of old bits and pieces, and repairing broken stuff to start a life as brand new ones. I haven't gotten into furniture yet (that's simply because I haven't been able to brainwash my husband enough yet) and I don't exactly have room or equipment to do so - but some day, I hope!

And I just can't believe how much stuff you guys have found abandoned on the streets!

eileeninmd said...

You did a wonderful job on the buffet. I love the white and the decals look very pretty. Great post and photos. I hope you have a great weekend.

Sandi said...

I LOVE what you have done with this buffet and I want one too!! I need to keep my eyes peeled around here. lol

Half Acre said...

I found your blog through Raindrops and Daises Green Day! I just became one of your followers. I love what you do with the old furniture. :D

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow,,,,,that´s a great job :)
and do not miss.




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

ImSoVintage said...

She is definitely a beauty now :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

That turned out fantastic!
I want to sell it for you in my shop!!!!

LOVE that piece.
Will it go into your lovely home?
It is smashing.... as the Britts would say!

Do you love him Loretta said...

She is a stunner now! Is there nothing that white paint and crystal knobs cannot fix??? Oh, and lets not forget determination! Great job!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Love, Love, Love it. She is a good looker, I'd have to keep her. Beautiful work! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

Red Rose Alley said...

I love this white buffet, and I wish I had it. It looks like a dresser that the girls had when they were young. I gave it away, and now I'm sorry I did. You did a great turning it into something lovely.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Chubby Chieque said...

I guess this is my first time visiting you and my second time joining in Met Monday.

Wow! it turn out magnificent. How I wish I have the patience and the time my DIY.

Happy mid-week-
/CC from Stockholm

chateau chic said...

What a LOVELY buffet! I would have a hard time giving that one up.
Mary Alice

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

LOVE this! It's a keeper!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful buffet is right! It's an amazing piece and your repair work looks flawless!

Visiting from Savvy Southern Style and am a new follower!

Ashleigh @

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I'm a new follower as well. You put some new foundation garments on this old lady and gave her a new lease on life. She is a beauty now.

Susan said...

Just love this buffet's makeover Andrea! It is stunning.

~ Lisa ~ said...

Charming and elegant for sure. Do you mind sharing the paint you used? Thank you for sharing.

Zane Wooder said...

I can't believe how much better it looks in white. You picked the right color that is for sure.


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