Sunday, August 29, 2010

next up...

Here we have another piece that I'm going to have trouble parting with :) This is starting to become a problem for me.












This buffet (or dresser) is my idea of perfection. I'll take you through all of the steps it took to get to perfection, though.

Remember the 'before'? It came in the furniture delivery last weekend. That bunny belongs to my 4 year old niece. Apparently, the bunny is lost :)

With the top stripped & sanded...
Top taped off, ready to paint the body of it.
Gorgeous drawers, wrapped to prevent any paint getting inside. They have such a beautiful shape.
Painted & ready for stain on the top.
Top with walnut stain still wet, thus the shimmering effect in the picture!
The cabinet doors being painted & distressed. It is interesting, there is beadboard on the back of the doors. Odd?
I couldn't resist popping a drawer in, just to get a glimpse of what it was going to look like. I gave the hardware a touch of ORB (oil rubbed bronze paint) to tone down the black finish just a smidge.
And here she is, in my dining room. Don't you think she wants to stay?!


LOVE!
Thanks for visiting!
Kathie

38 comments:

  1. She wants to stay!! GORGEOUS.. I love the dark top... let her stay!!

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  2. Wowzers - doesn't even look like the same piece ! I'd have a hard time parting with her too !!!!!

    Thanks for sharing,
    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks lovely...I love the look of dark wood and the light paint!

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  4. Wonderful makeover - I love the dark stain contrasting with the paint.

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  5. Thanks so much, y'all!! I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who loves her :) I really appreciate the encouragement!

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  6. It's absolutely beautiful. I've been searching for just the right buffet myself & this is the way I want to finish it, too!

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  7. Beautiful! I saw a similar piece at the resale store today while out with my husband. He didn't see the same potential I saw. I will have to show him this!

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  8. I love this! I did my excecutive desk makeover the same way! I have been wanting to find a piece like this with so much character too! I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing!
    Tasha
    www.dotdotdotthis.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, how pretty this buffet turned out! I do believe she's calling your name and is saying, "Please, Most Wonderful One who's changed my life, please let me stay in your home!" :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. This is soooo weird!! I have a similar dresser sitting in my breakfast room. I plan to do almost the same thing. I plan to have the top a little lighter than your beautiful walnut top. You have given my the inspiration to get busy. I don't blog but I follow you guys through BNOTP. Just wanted to let you .know how beautiful this piece is and to let you know you are an inspiration

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  11. I tried to become a follower of your site, but your "follow" button isn't working for me?! It may just be my browser, I will try back tomorrow! I love your site!
    thanks!
    Tasha
    www.dotdotdotthis.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful!!! I just love buffets! Wish I had more room in my house for a few more.
    I love the dark stained top with the white...makes her look very lady-like, don't you think?
    I am definitely becoming a follower to see what else you transform.

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  13. This is nothing short of beautiful! I love it so much and wish I could get my grimy little hands on it!!! :)

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  14. I seem to be having that problem as well, when I finish a piece it's hard to see it go. Your buffet looks incredible! I see we are almost nieghbors I'm outside ATL!

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  15. Gorgeous...how could you part with it?

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  16. That is gorgeous! I love the look of the dark on top and the light on bottom. Very beautiful. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Gorgeous dresser. Good job on the finish -- it looks very professional.

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  18. Love the contrast of the dark with the white, great job, it is a keeper!
    Linda

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  19. Looks outstanding...thanks so much for coming to my party and sharing her with all of us!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Yep it turned out pretty good.. I have had 3 similar pieces .. they are the sturdiest pieces of furniture ever.. I wonder what the next generation of DIYer's will do to them..?? These dressers / buffets are built to last and will be around long after we're gone. She will outlive you.. she better stay and look after you.

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  21. I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful, and something I think I can do too - which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
    Artie
    P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it - would love to know what you think!

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  22. She does look very happy in your room!!!

    I love it great job!

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  23. I just bought a buffet off of Craig's for $25 and plan to do something similar to it. Thanks for sharing.

    http://froufrugal.blogspot.com

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  24. so, sooo pretty. but i don't think she wants to stay in your dining room. she wants to come to my house :o)

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  25. Wow - really nice. I wish I had that kind of patience! Great job!

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  26. Oh my... I COULD NOT part with that little beauty. You did such a great job.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  27. GORGEOUS!!! I always love walnut with the creamy white... just beautiful!

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  28. what a beautiful piece !! It would look great at a tv stand in my livingroom !! lol

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  29. Hi, I am a new lurker! I shall be back though... your things are bee you tea full!
    What color paint did you use for the white?

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  30. Ah! I love, love, love this! It looks so great! You did a wonderful job!

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  31. You should probably just keep this one! :)

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