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Friday, March 9, 2012

My Buffet Before & After

Hello friends one exhausted blogger stopping for a few minutes to share my refurbished buffet.  Here is the after.

Most of you know I’m remodeling my kitchen and this piece just was not going to fit with the new d├ęcor.  Do you remember  the before?

It is a good piece with lovely features but they just don’t show up and the natural wood just does not go with my Paris Gray and white walls.  Also its just  not shabby chic enough for me.

So I gave it a coat of primer just to cut down on the amount of ASCP Pure White I would have to use.  I stripped the top and then stained it with an Early American stain.

I then painted the buffet white and the front door panels and drawer fronts Louis Blue. I then waxed the base and top back with clear wax and distressed it.  The top I sealed with four coats of a satin polyurethane.

By the way don’t you just love my little antique clock I picked up at Wuslu?

After I distressed it I applied another coat of clear wax and a little dark wax here and there to give it more of an aged look.  I liked the hardware so I just cleaned it up and put it back on.

I love how it turned out especially the way the details pop now.  What do you think? Should I paint the hardware?

Hope I have inspired you today its back to work in the kitchen for me.  Have a great weekend everyone. Princess

I’m sharing with the following lovely ladies.

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Candy said...

No, leave the hardware. Even though the piece was gorgeous before, I do believe it's even more gorgeous now. Im your newest follower, so please come visit me and maybe you'll follow back??? 8-)

Cynthia said...

I like this table a lot it is very pretty. I also like vignette on top of it too.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

Leave the hardware, it adds to the charm. It makes me happy to look at this piece of furniture.

Haverford House said...

I love these colors together, you did a fantastic job! I like how the hardware is, it gives it that vintage look, just updated! ~Marcy

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! What a great transformation. I love the color combo and think you should leave the hardware as is. Just my humble opinion. :)

Witha said...

Wow you did a great job!! I love it. Thanks for sharing the idea
I'm your new follower on Linky. I'd love if you can follow me too :D

Witha @

ShantyGirl said...

I love how you two toned the color choices and redid the top back to original finish very pretty

It's All Connected said...

She looks like quite the elegant lady now! I'd leave the hardware unpainted. ~ Maureen

Kellie said...

beautiful!!! and i love the clock.

Meg said...

I think the hardware looks fantastic! I love how you made the details pop. Great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful job! the details were lost before but now they show up beautfully!

Karima said...

What a great transformation - I love it!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That is just lovely! Great job! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from My Romantic Home. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Rooster and The Hen said...

I can't believe that's the same dresser! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

-Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

thistlewoodfarm said...

Visiting from Transformation Thursday. I absolutely love this project!

Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend.


Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

Love your makeover! It turned out great!! We featured you at Sister Sunday! Thanks for linking up!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So pretty! The details just pop!

Kammy's Korner said...

gorgeous job! Way to make the detail show off!!!

Sheer Serendipity said...

What a beautiful transformation! You really brought out the beauty of the piece by accentuating it's detail with the two toned paint. I just became your follower, would love it if you can come by my blog and follow too.

reFresh reStyle said...

I love it, the color is beautiful!


Great job.

Hugs from Turkey,

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Peggy!! This is stunning!! I LOVE it!!

I will be painting my bedroom furniture in June so thanks so much for the inspiration!! I will be using blue and ivory in my furniture transformation!!


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Peggy, It's stunning! You did an amazing job on her. Thank you for sharing this at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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