Stunning Old White Buffet

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 This buffet was STUNNING when I picked her up. She was pretty even then. That isn't always the case, but it was for this big beauty. I knew I had to add some hardware on the doors, but I was perfectly ok with that. My husband was a doll as he picked her up for me after a work meeting the other day...I figured he was out that way so why not? Multitasking can be either good or a curse...I … [Read more...]

Striking Antique Server in Emperor’s Silk

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I purchased this cute antique server from a furniture contact of mine. I spotted her from across the room in all her worn and beat up glory. I saw right past her worn finish. She would be just lovely. That I knew. She  needed to be brought back to life. She was the perfect candidate for a bold, rich color...like RED. Oh yes...RED! What a great piece for this color!| I couldn't wait to … [Read more...]

Sweet Artissimo Server

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Please excuse the upside down picture, but at least I didn't forget the picture :) Sometimes I am so excited to get painting that I forget to snap a picture if you want to know the truth. I am passionate about painting! So I purchased this sweet fella with his big sister which I just showed you in the last post... He is so stinkin' cute! I loved his look and great pulls... I wanted to … [Read more...]

Stunning Buffet in Typewriter

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My word. When I saw this beauty for sale, I pounced. Finding beautiful buffets to refinish is very difficult as EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR THEM. It's quite a competitive market where I live which is frustrating. I had to make a quick decision on this one as I didn't want to lose her. When I went to pick her up, my decision was confirmed. I scored one big, stunning buffet! Good gracious. I … [Read more...]

Striking Buffet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Typewriter

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    She was lovely before paint...it's true. Can you imagine how much more with paint?? I purchased this from a furniture shop and opted not to buy the top piece rather using the base as simply a buffet. I loved her curves and that hardware was pretty awesome! I envisioned her as elegant and perfect for someone's dining room so I chose to paint her up in Miss Mustard Seed's … [Read more...]

Old White Server

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 Oh man. I wish I had remembered to take a before picture! It is usually the first thing I do when I bring a piece home right after I unload it from my Jeep, but I must have forgotten this time. Boo. I hope you can still appreciate this makeover anyway. Just imagine a boring brown server. Blah. She needed a little sprucin' up for sure!  How about this? So pretty now! A little bit of … [Read more...]

Antique White Buffet Makeover

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I purchased the most beautiful buffet the other day. I found it on Craigslist and it was a little above my typical furniture budget. Fortunately the sellers on Craigslist are open to reasonable offers. I generally always make fair offers if I can :) Never be afraid to do so...what is the worst than can happen? I sent my best offer and they were open to accepting it :) I was so happy they … [Read more...]

A Cottage Server: The Transformation

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 I was contacted by a sweet woman named Janet about some pieces that she was interested in having custom painted. The first piece was a Duncan Phyfe dropleaf table and the second was an adorable antique server that had been in her family for as long as she could remember. Her Father originally had purchased it for the family and in subsequent years, she chose to use it as her children's changing … [Read more...]