Thrifted Buffet Makeover

Happy Tuesday!!  And it’s time for me to share my thrifted Buffet Makeover!!  Woo Woo!!  I am seriously so excited to share my thrifted buffet with you on this lovely Tuesday.

You know how you are looking for something, and you KNOW exactly what it is, but you haven’t ever seen one before???  Well that is how this was for me.

I was at the thrift store crossing my fingers for a dresser type thing to hold some of my crafts.  My vintage cupboard holds the other crafts.  But, I have SO many, I needed another cupboard.

Okay, so back to the story…I was walking towards the back of the store and said to myself,”You can’t spend over $40 on a dresser.  That is WAY too much.  Be patient.”

Well low and behold, I spotted this buffet.  She was just the right size, measurements AND

just the right price!!  Five dollars UNDER what I wanted to pay.  I love when that happens, don’t you???

She has shelves and folding shutter doors, what more could I want, right???

Here is the before and after.  Oh my, I am crushing on this buffet.

I started out by painting her with a white primer.  Very sloppily, I might add.  I had a vision of having her freshly painted before Thanksgiving.

But REAL life took over, and I finally finished her on Monday.

I spotted these door pulls at Hobby Lobby the day after I brought her home.  They spoke to me.  And wanted to be on the buffet.  (Not really, but it fun to imagine)

Using Clark and Kensington Flat Ancient Gray, I began to choose where I would accent my buffet/craft cupboard.

I decided to accent the drawers, the shutter doors and the top.

And, yes, I painted right over the drawer handles with my paint brush.  Easy peasy.

While I was painting I remembered these other drawer pulls I bought over a year ago, hoping to find something to use them on.  Don’t they look great??

As I was painting, I liked the look of the sloppily painted primer.  So I left it as is.  It fits my taste and my style, so why change it, right??

Have YOU ever just left primer as a finished look???

The total cost for my Thrifted Buffet Makeover???  $35.  I had both the primer and the Ancient Gray already.  So I used what I had.

I was so excited for you to see the outcome.  I am glad you stopped by today.  Your comments and your visits make me smile everyday.

Make it a terrific Tuesday.

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  1. Dena says

    It’s beautifully rustic! I would have made the job so difficult with removing the hinges, doorknobs, etc. and then taping off different sections! Which probably explains why I have so many fun ideas that I rarely act on. I love your style and hopefully you will rub off on me! Thank you for taking the time to share your life with me! Dena

  2. Julie says

    I love her too! Never thought to just use the primer but I love how it turned out. Especially love the glass knobs they really make the piece. Great job Meegan!!

  3. says

    This turned out amazing Meegan – looks like something out of an old New Orleans house – I’m in LOVE !!!!!!!
    Did that tag read 5.99? Seriously?
    Can’t believe it – gorgeous job!

    • Meegan says

      Oh Suzan,
      How sweet are you!! It was really a fun makeover. It was actually $35. Still a great price, right?? :)

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