Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Buffet is Complete.








 I wrote about finding this little $40 gem 
at a Goodwill grand opening,



I pondered the question,
"how should I refinish this baby"
and had so many wonderful ideas come over the internet waves,

I brought it into the house, minus the shelves,
and through the front door so Eve wouldn't feel threatened.

I just needed to get the "feel" of what it would look like in it's new space. 


I was feelin' it's vibe and got down to business.

I primed the bottom.


I filled the holes on the top, 
where the hutch had been attached, 
with wood filler.

After the filler dried, 
I sanded it down smooth.



I decided to use a creamy white for the bottom.  
I figure with a light color I can always add glaze or paint it in no time,
 if I'm yearning for a change.


I stained the top.


When the stain dried,  I used  finishing wax to add some protection to the top 
without adding a shiny surface.


I put the original hardware back on.



Tried out 5 different lamps 
and happily decided on this 
mercury glass number.



A tall vase caught my eye at Home Goods
and the lighted flowers were calling my name too.




The silver urn was a Goodwill find.
(Still wondering what to put in it.)



The buffet has come together and now graces our front entryway like this:






Tomorrow I'm off to another Goodwill Grand Opening and I must seek out the truth...

Dear Magic 8 Ball:
Can I fit another piece of furniture into this home?

8 Ball: Very Doubtful.

Will that stop me from looking at the great furniture finds?

 8 Ball: My reply is no.

Will I bring something/anything home from Goodwill?

8 Ball: Without a doubt.


The 8 Ball never lies.



I'm linking to these parties:






















18 comments:

  1. You chose perfectly. I love the stained top on the painted bottom. I bet it looks great when you walk in the front door :)

    Kristin - The Goat

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  2. That is gorgeous! I love how you displayed your vignette too. I have a garage salen party I would love for you to join. All thrift finds. Have a great weekend.Debbie

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  3. I'm in love with this transformation! It looks so beautiful, and a lot more expensive than $40!! Great job! Thank you so much for linking this to Vignette Fridays! It's inspiring, and that's what Vignette Fridays is all about! :) Thank you so much for participating this week! I hope to see you next week, too! :)

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  4. Praise the 8 ball and pass the paint brush! LOL. What a great find and a wonderful eye to see the potential! You did an amazing job with it and I love the vignette. I found you via Artie, and I'm very glad that I did.

    Happy weekend!
    xo Isa

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  5. Great find, and great job! It looks so pretty where you have it.

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  6. Good bones. That is what this piece has and you highlighted them perfectly. It's stunning.

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  7. Lisa you did a great job. It is beautiful, I am in love with it and enamoured by the lamp! I wish I could go to Goodwill Grand Openings! Wow!! If you would like I am having another giveaway and you are welcome to enter!

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  8. OH I think it turned out PERFECT :) Wow, LOVE it! I'd buy it!!

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  9. It turned NICE! I stumbled on your blog somehow~love the name!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love it!

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  12. Turned out great. Arn't you so happy about a new Goodwill, and you all ready started out on the right foot.

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  13. It's so simple and lovely. I'm definitely a fan!

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  14. Lighted flowers? From Home Goods? I was JUST there, so mine must not have any. Poo.

    Love the top. Love the bottom. Love the whole freakin' thing.

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  15. I LOVE the way this turned out!! Great job, ha ha and hopefully Eve will not be too jealous!

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