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Buffet Makeover

Buffet Makeover for Vicki's House | Timeless Creations, LLC

Vicki’s dining room got a pretty, ‘new’ buffet.

So you know that piece of furniture that you see in the store and just love, but it’s out of your price range? I’m sure everyone has gone through some kind of similar situation! We first saw this beautiful large buffet at the Habitat Restore, but with it’s high tag price…we just weren’t ready to pull the trigger and bring it home with us.

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Buffet Makeover for Vicki's House | Timeless Creations, LLC

Well the next time we went to the Restore (of course looking for some other piece) we saw this buffet again! This time, it was on sale though!!! Oh, we were so excited. First, that the buffet was still there and nobody snatched it. Second, that it was the right price for us!

Buffet Makeover for Vicki's House | Timeless Creations, LLC

It was a big piece and very pretty with it’s curved drawers and original hardware. Another plus, it was in great condition! We like having to do as little filling, sanding, and other prep-work as we have to!

Buffet Makeover for Vicki's House | Timeless Creations, LLC

One little trick we have learned from painting furniture is to label where your hardware goes on the furniture piece as your taking them off. Sometimes old hardware that have been on a piece for a long time have little indents that fit perfectly, therefore they should go back in the same place. So we took little plastic baggies and small stickers for labels. We labeled where the drawers were placed as well as the hardware that went with them.

Buffet Makeover for Vicki's House | Timeless Creations, LLC

Once everything was labeled it was a quick couple cracks to fill and sand, then it was ready for paint! (This is our favorite wood filler).

This piece was being painted for Vicki’s dining room so she decided to do a look we have done previously but both of us absolutely adore! It is a subtle French Country look. We painted the base coat with Annie Sloan’s ‘Old White’ and then created a color ‘wash’ using AS ‘French Linen’. Once the two coats of white are completely dry, the wash goes over the top and then is wiped back with a cloth. The color stays in the nooks and crannies of the piece.

Buffet Makeover for Vicki's House | Timeless Creations, LLC

We used a 3 part water to 1 part paint ratio for the ‘wash’. For more detail in creating a ‘wash’ see our post here.

Once the beautiful wash was on, all that was left was a sealer so the paint wouldn’t chip. Then we had to put everything back together.

Buffet Makeover for Vicki's House | Timeless Creations, LLC

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Oh wait…but then we had to get it into the house! Yup, we had to clear out all of the dishes out of the cabinet that was originally there, then take that out to our workshop. Then this pretty piece was finally in it’s home!

Since it’s Christmas-time we decorated the buffet to fit in with the holidays. It will be used for all sorts of desserts for the big family gathering, so keeping the decor simple was a must. To see Vicki’s full dining room decorated for the holidays, go here!

 



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22 Comments

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    Mary
    December 26, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    That turned out lovely. Great find! My heart just sings when I come across a piece that has great potential I just love it

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      Kristen & Vicki
      December 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you Mary! We were so excited to be able to nab this piece too!

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    Marcia
    December 27, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I grew up with a piece just like it but in its original state of dark wood in my parents’ dining room. The birthday candles were always kept in the second drawer, tablecloths in the top drawer, casserole dishes in the bottom. I love its new look! Bravo!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      December 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Awww, thank you for sharing! We sure do love it! It brought in some much needed counter top space for the holidays too!

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    Lori
    December 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I love this! I need more “pieces” like this in my home! Thanks for sharing at DI & DI! Happy New Year!

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    Angie ~ ambient wares
    December 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    This is beautiful! I just received a piece that I’m sooooo excited to tackle and I’m looking for inspiration on color. Mine unfortunately needs a lot of work before I can dive into it 😉

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    Carol
    January 2, 2017 at 6:06 am

    It’s beautiful – I love the white with black hardware.

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    Angie Rose
    January 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    This buffet makeover is just stunning! Fabulous job 🙂 Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It!

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    Botanic Bleu
    January 6, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Another great makeover! Thanks for the tip about labeling hardware as it is removed. Happy New Year!

    Judith

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 11, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Your welcome! And thank you for the support 🙂

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    Katie
    January 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    That is gorgeous. Thanks for linking to Monday Social.

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    Megan
    January 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Beautiful update, that piece will get so much more love now! Thanks for sharing at #MerryMonday!

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    Josanne
    January 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful! Furniture makeovers are one of my favorite things to see, even though I’m not skilled in it myself. I have a gorgeous round coffee table in my garage that is waiting to be painted–I’ll be doing it this year for sure–hopefully it will turn out as lovely as your buffet!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Thank you Josanne! Good luck with your coffee table makeover!

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    Carol@blueskykitchen
    January 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Gorgeous redo. I’m sure you will love it for many years to come. I love using washes to create just a hint of color when needed. Love the tip about using baggies and stickers to label the hardware.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Thank you Carol! We love to use washes as well 🙂

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    Erlene Amat
    January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

    That turned out so lovely. The white color was a great update and it looks perfect.

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    Michelle
    January 12, 2017 at 4:14 am

    What a beautiful makeover ladies, but that’s no surprise. All your pieces are so professionally done and they always wow me. Wishing you a very creative and love filled 2017

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    Beverly
    January 12, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Gorgeous makeover. I love the soft look you gave this piece. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party. We’ll be featuring this at Saturday’s Party.

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