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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Buffet with a Surprise

Here is another before and after project. How I love to take an ugly duckling piece of furniture and make it over into something to treasure! This was painted a pickled yellow...It was nasty in my opinion. I obtained this piece from a friend that is downsizing. I thought I could update it with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

I used trusty Old White. Then I applied clear wax. After that, I applied the dark wax. I love to browse the drawer pull aisle at Hobby Lobby. I found these pulls and think it's just perfect for this style of buffet. 
Well, I just couldn't stop there. Here comes the surprise..... I found some lovely recipes at an estate sale. Handwritten recipes are just the best. I can't believe that no one  in the family wanted these recipes. Anyway, I applied these recipes to the inside of the buffet drawers with Mod Podge.
I had it at the shop and it sold fairly quickly. It is in a good home. The wine cork lamp is living at the same address! :)

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  1. I love what you've done with this piece. Great idea to add the recipes to the inside. Isn't it amazing what a little ASCP can do to change the look of an old piece of furniture. I am addicted to painting! Patti
    Old Things New Blog

    1. Thank you, Patti! I think I'm addicted too. I just love it. I am curious about the milk paint too. Have you used that yet?
      I'll take a peek at your projects on your blog.
      Thanks for stopping by.


  2. I BET it sold quickly... It is not just pretty..... IT is GORGEOUS....!!!
    Great work!

    I love the recipes. That was a great finishing touch....
    Good thinking!

    hugs x

  3. Thank you, Crystelle! It was a fun project.

    I have another buffet that I will be working on soon. I need to come up with a fresh idea.

    I'll be reading your blog soon. :)


  4. WOw - beautiful job - and what a gorgeous element for the drawers!
    Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time :)

  5. Thank you, Suzan. I will check out your blog.