Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oak Buffet Saved

This buffet was a 'freebee', doors broken, brown stain on some parts, lots of crayon and felt pen kid scribbles. Heavy. Oak. Dip stripped most likely.

This is the after picture.
DH repaired the doors and reattached with new hinges and magnet closures. I used Zinsser cover stain (2 to 3 coats in some places) and CeCeCaldwell chalk/clay Antique White and finished it with clear varathaine for the body and waxed drawer fronts.
Buffet after repairs and before painting. This is a very substantial piece.
Before painting (well, a bit of white on the corner), Buffet came with the dark brown staining in several areas and I am guessing 'tried to fix' and 'too much work' lead to its 'free' status.
Just a few closeups of the condition. Not bad, good bones.
One to two (depending on coverage needed) of Zinsser white stain and two to three of CeCe Antique White. Coming along nicely.
Autumn themed decorations. This is a 'pink' pumpkin.
This white buffet will have a new home soon. 
Boogieboard Cottage


  1. Joy - what a transformation! It looks great!
    Peggy @ The Painted Pear

  2. Interesting piece could you add back and bottom shots? wttyt I like what you have done

  3. Would you believe I didn't even take a 'before it was repaired' picture! The back is great and when I move it away from the wall I will take that view and add it. I never even looked underneath (too heavy to tip up) but I could try from the floor up underneath.

  4. Georgous as ever! Great save. I love real wood furniture - usually saveable

  5. You created a treasure. Wish I had a pink pumpkin.

  6. Wow! What a transformation. I love it painted all white. Great job. I found you at The Picket Fence.

  7. Great job! You certainly gave it new life! Like the "carport" decor too!

  8. I love the shaker style knobs. It gives the buffet a very nice touch.

  9. Oh JOY !!! that turned out so pretty. Love the style and white looks good on her. Love your pumpkin on top.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  10. Great transformation. It looks like a totally different piece now. It's amazing how some paint can totally change a piece.

  11. Looks so great! I'm so glad you saved it!

  12. Great restoration....looks beautiful!

  13. Sweet piece!!! Love your transformation!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  14. Oh, it's such a pretty piece, love the shape of the legs!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic makeover on Simple & Sweet Fridays. The buffet turned out so beautiful. You really did magic! Love it!!


  16. What a beautiful pieces... it's looks beautiful cream'ified! I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

  17. Oh this is just beautiful… Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events.
    Wishing you a great weekend!

  18. What a great find Joy and thanks to your rescue, it has a new life - very pretty! Just think of all the furniture that would be sitting in landfills if it wasn't for us DIYers :)
    Glad I saw this over at the Share It One More Time party!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista


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