Before & After : Buffet

When we bought our summer home, the former owners had a buffet along one wall and it just fit perfectly. Knowing that we didn't already own a piece of furniture to put there, and also knowing how much storage it would add, we tried to buy their buffet as part of the home purchase. It first made it into the deal, and then got taken out.
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After doing some Craigslist searching, I came across a listing for "A beautiful art deco era buffet". After an email exchange with the girl selling the piece, I went to check it out. I should have listened when she advised me to "not be scared by her neighborhood" that the exact opposite was true...it certainly was not the place for Claire and I to be hanging out! The buffet looked good, so I paid her cash, and then took all the drawers with me so she couldn't turn around and sell it to someone else!
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A few days later, my strong husband, plus a strong friend of his and a narrow L-shaped staircase later and the buffet was loaded in the car and heading to my house!the piece had a shine to it and needed some light sanding firstnext came multiple coats of primerFinally, two coats of Benjamin Moore Ice Cube Silver ceramic painta major draw to this piece was that it still had all of its original hardwareall moved in and ready to go!

8 comments:

Sincerely Abi said...

Oh, I just love it! What a wonderful update, and I'm sure the storage capacity on the buffet will be really practical too! The original hardware stands out so nicely with the paint color. Great job!

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

girl! that is GORGEOUS! i love it! :]

veee said...

It's beautiful! Such a huge difference..

Rebecca said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I can see why Holly would want to scoop this one up!!! The original hardware looks amazing against the new paint!!! GREAT job!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

that is sooo beautiful! I would love to have a piece like that in my home:) You did a fantastic job on it..

Kacey said...

It's gorgeous!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the makeover you gave it! You are a brave one...I never go pick up craigslist stuff, I make my hubby go:)

Laura said...

Guh-orgeous! What a beauty!