Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Antique Buffet Makeover

I'm finally done with my antique buffet
I bought a few months ago..

Remember this?

Don't be scared!
I promise the pics get better.. :-)

She really put up a fight!
I had to chisel her peeling and warped
veneer top totally off..

Her backside was a damn shame to gaze upon,
so that had to come off and get replaced.
Along with more peeling veneer..

As I said, she put up a fight,
but, I think in the end..

I won!!

I stained the top, and used poly rub on to seal..

Her top got a few new knobs
from Hobby Lobby..

I dry brushed her bottom handles..

Distressed her up..

Lined all of her drawers with
vintage dictionary pages..

(She's a whole heck of alot smarter now!)

I just love her to pieces!!

From that...     to this!



  1. great job! I found a buffet similiar to this but I was a little ok alot scared of tackling that veneer... you have made me want to go see if it is still there!!

  2. Thanks! (Love your blog name!!)

    You really should! It was alot of extra work, but, SOOO worth it. Each day I worked on her, the more excited I got!

    A friend on facebook told me the next time to use a heat gun, I hadn't even thought about that, and I'm sure it would've saved me many hours!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

  3. WOWZA!! What a fantastic makeover!! She came out looking like quite the Grand Dame!!
    Great job!!


  4. Sandi @ Making It Homey said...It turned out beautiful. You spent so much time and work on it, and it was sure worth it.

  5. HI Sandi and Carly, thanks for comin' by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it! :) Glad you like her!

  6. You definitely won the fight. She's beautiful.

  7. LOL Thanks Rosemary :) Nice to hear from you girl!

  8. Oh Lord! That is more work than I want to do out in the heat...Hats off to your, it looks great!


  9. Oh my love everything about this!! The colors and those knobs are dreamy :) Great redo

    Fancy Frugal Life

  10. This re-do has TOTALLY inspired me!! I have some UGLY peeling veneer to re-do...THANKS!!!

  11. Wow! We both took on veneer covered beasts! The buffet is amazing and the transformation was perfect. Can't believe you got all the top too look so good! And so glad you liked my dresser as well. I think we both have a little more muscle after working on these :).

  12. Carol, let me tell ya girl.. that heat.. WHEW! That's the reason it has taken me well over a week to finish this old girl!

    Lina and Deborah, thankyou so much!! Glad you like her :)

    Emily, yours is so cute! I really do think you did an amazing job on it. I love the "missing" drawer thing so much, now I wanna find an even crappier dresser, just so I can take the drawers out!! LOL

  13. Hi what a great transformation, I really want to try to do this! Saw you on link party, now following you via google and facebook, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

  14. This looks beautiful! You did a fantastic job.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Big big difference. It came out awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Sizzle into Summer party.

  16. I LOVE what you did to the buffet! ( I found you on PRIMP'S linky party). It looks great, and yeah, she's smarter AND SASSIER now! Love the drawers. Did you seal your paint or leave as is? I am interested! Just started blogging...Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com

  17. Karima, thanks for comin' on over and leaving a comment :) (And for the follows!) If you do give it a whirl, I'd love to see!

    Sheila, thankyou so much!!

    Judy, thanks! And thankyou for hosting the Summer party! :-)

    Andrea, I haven't waxed her to seal her.. yet. I was just too excited when I got done with everything else to show ya'll. ;-) I'll be waxing her tonight, then she's totally finished and ready for the trip to my booth!

  18. What a fab job! I love the detail of the vintage pages as drawer liners. Thanks so much for sharing.


  19. This is gorgeous! What a transformation!! I love it!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

  20. Great transformation. Thanks for joining wow.

  21. Thankyou so much everyone!

    So sorry I haven't been around much as of late, It's my birthday today and we went on a mini vacation to West Palm Beach again.. had a wonderful time!

    Thanks for stopping by!!
    Hugs to you all,

  22. Hey Sherri!You have a great blog.The "from that to this" look is amazing. I especially loved that you used the contrast for the upper surface.Looks ravishing.Oh,and happy thanksgiving:)


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