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: