Saturday, October 16, 2010

a big ol’ buffet and my first linky party

Before I start on my post I just want to remind you that Tuesday will be my first "A Little Distressed" before/after party. I can't wait to see all your before and afters. I have a great desk makeover that I'll be featuring, and I'm also having a Swan Creek candle giveaway.... My favorite candle scent in the world is their Gingerbread, and I'll be mailing one to the lucky winner. To enter all you have to do is enter a project! To get another chance to win you can just advertise the party on your blog... Easy peasy. NOW, onto the regular post. :)

When I first saw this piece she had a huge UGLY hutch top sitting on her…. I walked by her at first, and went to look at other pieces. When I made my second sweep of the store she caught my eye again, and I REALLY looked at her. She is a gorgeous piece from Drexel stamped 1964. The detailing was perfect, and I knew it would make a great buffet or sideboard.

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I started by stripping the old finish off the top. It came off pretty easily, and the wood underneath was gorgeous.

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I wrapped the top up to protect it while I sprayed it in a creamy off white.

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I lightly distressed and glazed the bottom and restained the top dark walnut. I was thrilled with the way it turned out. Although it looks fabulous in my dining room this sweetie is going to live with a good friend of mine from high school!

DSCN0871The glazing and distressing really brought out all those gorgeous details.

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The original hardware got cleaned up and a coat of ORB. They look great.

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These drawers will make for some fabulous linen storage. I can’t wait to see this piece at home in it’s new dining room.

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I found some great pieces on my way home from the Bon Jovi concert last night. I was looking a hot mess and couldn’t believe that I actually got out of the car looking like I did, but it was worth it to score some great pieces….. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m resting up today…. Seems I’m a bit older than I was the last time I went to see Bon Jovi (1987). This 40 year old body needs more recovery time from dancing in the sand and closing down the Florabama! LOL! There will be NO furniture redoing until I’ve fully recovered…. Rock on Peeps!

Linking up to:


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Furniture Feature Fridays
Primitive and Proper


The DIY Show Off

17 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

Hi, your buffet is beautiful, you did a great job, love the antique glaze. My husband did a credenza for us, it has the same center bits as your buffet, the doors open to reveal the drawers, with the scooped out tops. We love it. You chose amazing hardware, and the top looks fantastic with the white. Saw you at Funky Junk , tami from the high street cottage. PS. peeped the post regarding your hair do, it turned out lovely

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is pretty much the exact piece I've been searching for all Spring, Summer, and Fall. :s

Becca said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Great transformation !! *Becca*

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful makeover. I really love the glazing with the dark top. Good job.
Hop over to see me. Hugs, Ginger

kathie said...

Love, love, love! It looks amazing ~ you did it perfectly! Can't wait for your linky, that will be fun :)

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

This is gorgeous!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Wonderful! I have been looking and looking and looking for a similar piece to put behind my couch!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a gorgeous piece, Loulou! You did a fantastic job on it, too! I would love to get a buffet like this, but as we hope to down-size after the holidays, I am holding off to see what I will actually need. I do think a piece like this would come in handy for storage though.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great job! It looks fabulous! I wandered in from Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.

I've seen your befores and am anxious to see the afters! Too bad about the china cabinet, but am sure hubsters can make it right!

Cheers!

Tina

Chrissie said...

Your buffet is gorgeous. I love all of the white dishes you have displayed on top. Great job!

KATHY said...

The buffet is beautiful. I love all your white pieces. great job....Kathy

Scribbler said...

Super-duper job! I'm jealous you were at the beach -- we are overdue for a trip!

Jenny said...

The buffet is absolutely gorgeous -- what a lucky friend! You did a marvelous job. I also love love love your pretty white china.

Loving your blog!

Jenny

www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Pile o' Craft said...

I am in love with your buffet, and your amazing collection of white dishes. You're totally feeding my addiction here.

The DIY Show Off said...

LouLou, it's gorgeous! You did a beautiful job! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work in the DIY Project Parade! And since you linked twice, I'm including it in my highlight's tomorrow! ;) LOL! Just kidding...that's happened to me before too. I haven't had the chance to delete it, but I did get your note. It grabbed my attention that way. lol Please stop by and grab an "I'm Featured" button to 'show off'!

Have a great rest of the week.

Roeshel

The Inspired Nest said...

You did a great job! It is really beautiful! It's a shame it is not staying with you. You are a selfless friend!
Lacy

Tootsie said...

you did a beautiful job!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

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