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:


  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

  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

  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! :)

  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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

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