Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Antique Coffee Bar

I picked up this great antique buffet recently and thought it would look cool made into a coffee bar. If someone had one of those old fashioned stores where they served up tea, coffee or drinks, I think this would look cool as an accent piece. I wish I had room for it my kitchen!    

                  Oops. Little late on the before shot. Already started sanding. The drawers needed some stoppers, so I made those little guys (otherwise the drawer pushes in too far. see above?)
 I love my turquoise milk paint on antique oak. I also love the ultra-marine blue. So I used both. And I think I may have used some CeCe's turquoise. Layering is the way to go with this paint. 
The top got stripped and stained in walnut, and I finished up the top coat with a walnut shaded top-coat. I like that it deepens and enriches the final finish. 
 Didn't have enough of one of these patterns, so I used all three! Hey, it works for pillows! Oh, did you want to see the final result????? My bad....

I hate how the flash washes out these colors! I'll just post a bunch more ;)

               I taped off the wood around the mirror and gave it a few coats of chalkboard paint.
 Blue Agate Knobs

                                           Does this color not look amazing with orange???
Now. It's time for a big ol' cup of joe! 


  1. Hello, I am visiting from Vintage Inspirations. I really loved how you transformed this piece--beautiful job! I'm partial to anything in that color family from turquoise to robin's egg ;) Delightful coffee bar! Blessings, Cecilia

  2. I just love the way this turned out! I love the legs and oval back.

  3. This is cute! Love what you did with the colors to make it your own. Also love the fabric in the drawers.

  4. What a clever idea! This is a great transformation.

  5. Wow! What a beautiful piece!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House! Here is the link to The Round-Up so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday_23.html Hope to see you again at the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Hi Beth! The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are apart of. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/weekly-feature-series_26.html Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse