Thrifted Buffet Makeover

by Meegan on January 14, 2014

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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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Dena January 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM

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


Meegan January 17, 2014 at 12:38 AM

I used to do the same thing Dena. Gotta make life a little more simple, don’t you agree ?? :) Have a great day!!


Julie January 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM

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!!


Meegan January 17, 2014 at 12:38 AM

You are really sweet Julie. Thank you! xoxo


Dana January 20, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Meegan, did you do any sanding first before priming? What about the old veneer?


Suzan January 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

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 January 30, 2014 at 2:44 PM

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


Claire @ A Little Claireification February 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Meegan this is just awesome – I swear you get the best deals! It looks amazing, my friend. Great job and pinned! xo


Meegan February 10, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Aw, Thanks Claire! I take that as a HUGE compliment!


Inspire Me Heather February 9, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Wow, that turned out great!! Sooo much better “after”!


Meegan February 10, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Thanks so much Heather! I am glad you came by my blog :)


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