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A few months back I bought this buffet off of craigslist. It was painted a shiny red color and had some damage to the top veneer. I originally bought it for my DD as a TV stand and was going to paint it white. Well this was while we were doing the remodel and getting the house ready for sale and all I got done was the stripping...it was took a long time.

Fast forward, we've moved, and we moved the beast with us. Since I've got some time on my hands,I went for it. I painted it using Behr flat paint, the color is Lotus Leaf. It's like a blue green sea glass color. The color does not read true to life in the photo.
The top was damaged and I really wanted to have it stained a dark walnut color, not painted....so I took off the veneer top, peeling and scrapping it with a putty knife and sanding it smooth. I also had to do that with one of the drawer fronts, unfortunately I couldn't get all the veneer off, so I sanded it as smooth as I could.
I ended up adding a stencil to the drawer fronts to disquise the imperfections in the wood. The whole thing was distressed and waxed and it's as good as it gets!
It's airing in the garage and hopefully DH will help me move it into the dining room tomorrow.

So heres the before, red and then stripped:

 
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And here is the after:

 
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Well done! This is exactly what we do where I work...rescue old pieces, paint them and give them new life. Are you keeping it or giving it away?


**Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain**
 
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It is lovely and I adore the colour.
 
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WONDERFUL JOB!!
 
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Thank you Belstone, yes after all that work its a keeper.
Susan, I really like the color also, its very soothing.
Thank you Nitalynn.

Here's a picture in the dining room.

Now I'll have to fiddle with what to put on top......

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OH Annie, that is gorgeous. Love it. Good job
 
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That's a gorgeous piece and finishes off your DR nicely. I love the color and the fact you have tons of great storage. Great job!!
 
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It looks great! You've clearly got talent.
 
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Annie,

The perfect re-do for your buffet. It's nice to see that you gave the piece a new start. Love the color too!


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Beautiful!


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You did a GREAT job! Fits your space beautifully! What a great recovery for that piece! LOVE it!
 
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Annielinz, your buffet is so pretty. I like that you stained the top while painting the rest. And it looks great with your wood floors.
 
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Nice job! I really like it in your room.
 
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Very nice, you did a good job refinishing it!


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Wow you really put a lot of work into that buffet! Scraping veneer off is one hard job!

It looks terrific.

We had such a buffet when I was a child. My mom used to tell how I spent the whole day of my next sister's birth (I was 18 mo old) taking all the things out of one of the cabinet sides!
 
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Oh, I love it. Great job Annie!



 
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looks perfect there....looking at your two-tone table is making almost wish I kept my round table and painted the bottom black!!
 
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Here's mine...just a little one for a little space in a little house. Painted it a soft yellow called Fenwick Yellow by Old Century Paints.


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Thank you all, everytime I walk by it I smile, mainly because I don't have to look at it in my garage anymore-LOL!

I've been wanting one for years. I saw one in town that was just gorgeous, dark wood, carved, but it was pricy. There was no work to be done just put it in place. However, I was looking for a project and this fit the bill. I thought with the lack of carvings it would be an easy job....didn't count on removing the top, but that's what makes these litle projects exciting, you never know what you are going to run into.

Belstone, I love yours. I was looking for one with a little more detail work like that, its really gorgeous and I love the color you choose.
Makes me want to look for another Smile

LOS, what a lovely memory, I used to do the same in my moms buffet, I loved to play with her "nice things".

Always, no regrets, you will find the right table!
 
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It is beautiful and fits your space perfectly! I bought one at least 4 years ago and have yet to do anything with it.

You have inspired me!
 
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BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION!

LOVE the style of yours Belstone. I could find a space for that sweet piece for sure. Smile
 
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Annie, I had a thought regarding the art above your buffet. Moving the two prints closer together just over the buffet would visually enlarge it's presence. In fact, for small square prints in two rows above the buffet would definitely draw the eye. Again, great job!
 
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Oh I love it Annie. You did a fantastic job on that piece. Love the color you used, as well as the stained top.

And it looks perfect in your dining.
 
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My Life, you are doing exactly what we are doing, moving across country. Good luck with your move and your hunt for furniture.


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Excellent job! Getting ready to redo a buffet. Did you use oil base or latex?
 
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Froo, the art is throwing me off a bit too. I haven't decided if I will put a huge gold gilded round mirror over the buffet or the wood carved one I have or as you say move the art closer, so I'm living with it for awhile....

Charles, I used latex flat. Please post before and afters of yours when you are done!

This was the piece I was going to try the "homemade chalk paint recipe" on, but then I decided nah. I just slapped on the flat, distressed it a bit and then went over it with some fine steel wool which gave it a silvery/greyish hue to it. I then finished it off with some good ol' SC Johnson wax, because thats what I had on hand.
 
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Oh, I love it, and the dining room, very nice.
 
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VERY nice, LOVE how it turned out. Smile


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Annie I too agree that the art work should be closer together.
And I would love to see what the mirror would look like up there.
 
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Annie - what an incredible transition. It's a gorgeous color and the detail is certainly an enhancement.

Geeze, I looked at your dining room and my eye was drawn to the néw piece & the unique way you placed the artwork above it. I like the layout just the way it is now.

Belstone - love your new piece also. The artwork & other decorative pieces make that area have a warm,cozy feeling

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Wow, that is some job, it came out gorgeous!


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