Thursday, August 11, 2011

Antique Buffet

This is the buffet in it's original form (minus the mirror.) It was in poor condition, but I could see it had potential. I was attracted to the knobby legs and the fact that it still had the original mirror in perfect condition. I'm a little bit addicted to buffets I think....

So when I got it home and began deconstructing it I found that some previous owner had painted all the doors and drawers different colors....oh, the horror. I discovered the wonderfully useful HEAT GUN on this project. I'll definately be using that again.

I primed it, painted it, then glazed it. When I began to sand it, the crazy colors started to show through, so I couldn't sand it as much as I would have liked.

I replaced the knobs with rust colored ones from Nobel woodworking. I painted it with a mistint paint I found at Walmart. And I have to say "thanks" to my friend Brittany for helping me paint this one. She motivates me to DO a lot of things I would normally just sit around and think about.

I really couldn't wait to get this one inside my house, and it looks great next to my kitchen table.


  1. Ooh. I LOVE the shot of the corner of the buffet. The depth of field is FANTASTIC. Danielle, you're artistic side is envy-inducing. Show us more!

  2. I need to come and stay with you for a summer so I can enjoy all your amazing stuff. I hope to find a piece just like this for my soon-to-be dining room. I've had my eye out, but nothing yet.


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