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My Friday Favorite ~ My New-to-Me Buffet

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Last week I blogged here about this great piece of furniture that I found sitting curbside.  I couldn’t believe how perfect it was.  This is what she looked like when I started her makeover…
She got a good sanding to get the shine off and make sure she was smooth everywhere.
Then I took her out back to primer her.  I used Wal-Mart’s 97 cent flat black spray paint.
Here she is after 2 coats of primer…
Then I used Rust-Oleum’s American Accent Semi-Gloss paint in Black.  She got 2 coats.
Here she is… I just LOVE her!
Another view…
I think it’s so cool how the sides lift up.  Does anyone know what this type of buffet is called?  It’s made by Bassett Furniture.
I think my flash is making it looked distressed, even though it’s not.  (Our living/dining room has only 1 little window, so it’s almost impossible to get a photo with only natural light.)
A close-up of some of the detail…
And the bottom drawer area.  I’m think I’m going to change the handles to something with more shine… any ideas??
So, what do you think?  Isn’t she pretty & the best is that is cost me NOTHING!   She was free curbside and I had all the supplies on hand… LOVE IT!!
Now I’m off to put some pretties on her… she needs a lamp, some candlesticks, hum… can’t wait.



  1. I'm so enjoying looking around your blog. I can't believe someone left this on the curb! Awesome transformation!

  2. What a beautiful finish on a very interesting piece…. you did a great job! I kind of like the handles as they are.

  3. Amazing! Why throw it out, at least donate it. All the better for you though! It looks great.

  4. Ok now that is a FIND!!! Wow who would throw that away? I would totally gobble that up too. Great job making her usable again.

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