Friday, December 17, 2010

Preview of the buffet

Here is the before picture of the buffet I found at a thrift store. It also came with two mirrors (more on them later!) At one time I am sure it was a dresser but its a new to me buffet now. It weights about 100 pounds and was a monster to drag in.
I sanded and sanded and sanded some more to get her prepared for paint. Took off all of her hardware and gave them a coat of brushed nickle.
Picture of the top. The lamp was not pretty at all before but I gave her a coat of Rustoleum's Painters Touch sky blue (I think!) and recovered the shade. A collection of milk glass sits next to the lamp. The small vase with feet is my favorite. I believe its called "Fire and Ice" milk glass. When the sun shines its opalescent.

Here is a close up of her hardware. It painted with brushed nickle spray paint. Not sure if I like it just yet. I think it may need to go darker.

Here she is with the middle door open. Inside were these three pull drawers that I painted Rustoleum Painters Touch Apple Green. I love a pop of color! There is no pull on this door yet, when I picked up the buffet she was missing a pull off of the top drawer so I stole the hardware from this door. Sorry about the pictures...its cold and dreary here but still no snow!

Here she is in all her glory. I love the storage. I am thinking she may need some glaze to rub into all the nooks and crannies. Told you it was just a preview. Stay tuned to see the final results!
Happy Holidays to all!
PS....She is painted with Heirloom White.

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  1. Wow what a HUGE transformations. It looks absolutely beautiful! Love the apple green draws, and your lamp is beautiful in the blue. I only have one milk glass vase, but love it too! Sonia :)What a great makeover Carrie!!

  2. love this!
    I need to find myself a nice piece of furnature for our hallway, I need more storage/flat surface to decorate (which is the most important! haha)

  3. Your Favorite Sister AmandaJanuary 7, 2011 at 4:52 AM

    That looks awesome!!!