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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Ginormous Buffet

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ginormous Buffet

I found this fantabulous buffet on Craigslist. I've been dying to do a buffet like this FOREVER. Although, I've wanted to do one a bit on the smaller side. I mean seriously this thing is humongo (I know that isn't a word, but it is in our house!)

So, I had this vision of a petite little thing that would look great as a changing table or tv stand...But this thing...I wasn't sure, however...it exceeded all of my expectations. And I am seriously in love.

It's honkin' big. And missing a pull. I was so sad, but I searched on-line. Found the exact one on a random website and decided that I would save my sixteen dollars(!)and use something else.

Aren't the drop pulls just gorg?!

So, I primed it.

And then painted it Krylon Pewter Gray.

I put four of the original drop pulls on the drawers and then two pinkish rose pulls (from Marshall's/Anthro) on the doors. Oh, the secret is inside the doors. For some reason, I didn't photograph that, but inside the cabinets are green! So fun.

I distressed it so that the white in the primer and the wood showed up in various spots. I also put a coat of poly over the whole thing. Nothing serious, just slopped it on with a paper towel. (You think I'm joking, but I'm not. I really use a paper towel. Actually, I use those heavy duty paper towels that come in the yellow box.)

I think I may keep it. Put our tiny little tv on it...I'd have to shift our entire living room around, but that's okay....or maybe it will sell...

I love the detail. It was so masculine before and I think the gray and the distressing and the flower pulls really added a nice little feminine touch. Not too much though, so I don't think it is too girly.

I know some of you are wondering why I didn't use a glaze on it. All those great little creases...I thought about it, in fact I had stain and glaze both ready, but I decided that I didn't want the "aged a hundred years look", just the slightly worn look. I love glaze...don't get me wrong, but sometimes it can make things look dirty and I didn't want that on this piece!

Sit, relax, admire....maybe you can come over and I'll let you touch it.

So pretty.

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Blogger Lori said...

I have been looking for one exactly like that. You lucky dog you. Looks wonderful.

August 31, 2010 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger FabShabbyRoses said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Just gorgeous...oh wait I already said that....I just absolutely love it! I just gotta ask...do you really paint all over your garage floor? I just had to ask. So brave. My husband would kill me. Even if I told him I'd repaint it a nice grey afterwards....LOL!

August 31, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors said...

That piece is so unique and hard to find, I don't think I could sell it! Great makeover, Kirsty!

August 31, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. The gray was a great choice. I don't think I could part with it. :)

August 31, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Fabulous! Fabulous in every way! I don't know how you could possibly bear to part with it.

August 31, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Looks absolutely stunning! Everything about it is perfection. It'd be hard for me to let it go too! :)

August 31, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger emma_kaye said...

I used Krylon Pewter Gray on a dresser that I've been working on... I still haven't revealed it yet to the blogging world b/c it's not completely finished... but I love the way your buffet turned out! Great choice of color! =)

August 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger emma_kaye said...

Sorry, I used *Valspar* Pewter Gray, not Krylon...

August 31, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Oh yeah. Love it. The pulls are totally fab with the rosette knobs! I've used a buffet for a tv stand, have one in the garage as I type. Trying to decide whether to use it again or not.....:)

August 31, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Simply awesome. What a great find and you made it look fabulous. I'd love to see a pic of the inside.

August 31, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Kacey said...

Wow. What an awesome piece! Love the gray.

August 31, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh Kirsty! So love this piece. I love the hardware when we had that sneak peak. Love the gray. Is it in a can?

August 31, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Syndy The Queen of Thrift said...

I swear I saw that same buffet on my local Craig's List...I'm in Illinois where are you? Maybe they were just mass produced. It turned out great, now I wish I would have snagged that one up.

August 31, 2010 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That is certainly a gorgeous piece. I could not sell that one. Love it!!! Love the way you did the drawer pulls. So pretty. Love & blessings from NC!

September 1, 2010 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

That is one beautiful piece of furniture! You did an amazing job!
I agree, those pulls are great.

September 1, 2010 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger Between Blue and Yellow said...

I really like this piece! I can't wait to find a buffet of my own to paint ;)

September 1, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

that is really nice! the color, the pulls and knobs. . . perfect! it will make even the most standard tv look pretty!

September 1, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

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