Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Buffet Re-do

So, as if combing through my local Craigslist isn't enough, I also am sick determined 
 to look at other states!  My husband went to Prescott AZ to visit his parents last month so I figured, "Hey, let see what kind of stuff they have there!" He was kind enough to go to a few places and came home with this buffet and two small tables (that I haven't even had the time to get to).

Sorry for the out of focus pic. Don't know what happened.

And here she is all spruced up!

So this buffet wasn't in horrible shape. It just had that worn and tired
finish. Since I love to refinish wood, I couldn't wait
to start on this to see what was underneath this old finish. 

                          So here's what the top looked liked after a final sanding. Not bad.

And here is the top after I stained it with my custom color mix of walnut, red mahogany and ebony. 
I put on a seal coat and gave a light brush over with some steel wool and then finished
it up with a dark paste wax.  I was going to use a poly, but I would have had to roll it to avoid
brush marks. I just didn't want to mess up this finish and have to worry about re-sanding and 
applying three coats. The dark wax, in my opinion, finishes off better than the poly. It's silky smooth
and shows off the wood beautifully. 

Some of the small trim was missing in spots, so I had to fabricate the pieces using wood filler.

 I made my own chalk paint using "Divine Pleasure" from Behr.

You can find the how to on my version of chalk paint here...

Spray painted the original hardware with ORB. 

I got this to sell, but it really fits nicely in my dining room area. 
I've been wanting a buffet.  Hmmm, can't decide
if I want to keep it or sell it. 

How much would you guys list this piece for????


  1. you're a goddess with wood. seriously. every time i go down to look at my sideboard i think, i can't possibly make this look like i want it to and then i see your stuff and i wanna cry because i'm so inferior! wanna come to ct and re do mine? ;)

    1. Lol. I would love to come to ct! Or I could just walk you through it. Too funny girl!

  2. Beautiful finish on your buffet! I can see why you want to keep this!!

  3. What a lovely piece and great job you did on this. It looks so pretty there with the picture hanging over it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Replies
    1. yes I believe i may sell it. Probably 400.

  5. where are you located?
    I am also interested in having you do some refinishing. how do you decide on price? If I send you a pic?

  6. I'm in so cal. Rather than typing msg here, use the email listed under my profile picture "contact me". You can send pics and ask questions. Plus, I will know who I'm talking to. You just come up as unknown.

  7. Beautiful! I want to try this with my dining room table. What an inspiration!

  8. I love the look of a finished top and painted base. Beautiful job!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  9. Fantastic job!!! Im in love from head to toe! You totally rocked it:) Deidre

  10. Another great transformation! Do you have a "subscribe by email" option for your blog. If so, I haven't found it yet. I love your style & would love to get your posts delivered right to my inbox:) Thanx, Shelly

  11. Beautiful. I am looking for a piece similar to this, maybe longer and not as high, for behind my sofa. I've been searching craigslist and they are going for a couple hundred. I love checking out how you refinish old furniture.

  12. God love is beautiful and love beauty ... only a beautiful soul can create eye catching and artistic works