Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My $20 Vintage Buffet Makeover and a Winner



Good morning!  

I have been wanting to share this project with you for awhile now...so I thought while I was announcing the giveaway winner, it would be the perfect time to show it to you...

You may recognize some aspects of this set up from when I used my son's room for product shots, earlier this year.  The wooden strip across the top of the buffet is actually an antique lace curtain stretcher that my mother-in-law gave me.  I had my husband pull it apart so that I could use it to hang some of my vintage French tea towels.  It already has tiny hooks on it and works perfectly...




This spot in my dining room is where the mantel used to be, but I decided to take it down for now and change things up :)  This buffet is actually a family piece from my husband's side of the family.  My mother-in-law gave it to us last fall, when we were having a garage sale.  At the time, it was stained and looked almost orange, with some very 1950's handles.  We went ahead and put it in the garage sale, but had no "takers."  At one point, someone offered us a ridiculously low price for it, and that is when I said, "heck, I don't need another buffet, but this piece could be really great with a little TLC!"  So my husband stripped all of the contact paper out of the inside and sanded it smooth.  I then went in the basement and mixed up some leftover white paint to custom create a color {for a no cost custom color...I often do this as a way to use up old paint}.  I gave it two coats on the inside and outside, and now it is a wonderfully useful storage piece for me!




After that, all that was need were some new knobs.  With coupon in hand, I headed to Hobby Lobby and picked out these vintage inspired glass knobs.  Total price for the makeover...$20!  I am happy with how it turned out, and loving how it looks in this spot!  I decorated it using the kitchen scale my in-laws gave me years ago, a stack of my ironstone dishes, some of my favorite cook books, and lots of vintage French favorites...




Now for the giveaway winner...

Mary Alice from Chateau Chic

Thank you so very much to everyone who participated, especially those of you who helped to spread the word!!!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!!


Tracey





28 comments:

Sandi said...

Congrats to Mary! She will be thrilled I'm sure! Happy day Tracey!
Blessings~

Lorrie said...

Your buffet makeover is great. Congrats to Mary!

chateau chic said...

Love your buffet, and of course the way you have it styled is soooo delightful with special pieces from your MIL and you wonderful French finds.
I'll be dancing on air today for winning your extremely generous giveaway!!
Mary Alice

Kristin said...

I love, love, love this. I want to recreate it for my house. Great job! Great style!

Rhonda said...

Congrats to Mary Alice and I look forward to reading her blog!!

That is a beautiful makeover on your buffet. I love stories like this. I have a gorgeous French chair that cost me $5, yep, $5.
Right place at the right time.

Have a wonderful week!!!

Tricia said...

That is such a great makeover, Tracey! I absolutely love the way you styled the buffet! The crate with the dishes and books, the cutting board, the curtain stretcher with the tea towels hanging from it…I love it all!

Elyse said...

beautiful, tracey! and congrats to your lucky winner.

xo
elyse

martinealison said...

Une jolie manière de donner une seconde vie à nos meubles... Bravo ! c'est une belle réussite.

Mes félicitations à la gagnante.

gros bisous

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh so very lovely! You sure have a talent for finding & displaying!
Kari

balzac44 said...

Just to tease you a little, à little....here comes a greeting fr.o.m. Provence! We are in our villade house for 2 months and the weather is lovely.......
Tour buffer is great....just the kind of bargain we all like!

Cynthia said...

Very pretty makeover. Congrats to Mary Alice!!!

Cynthia

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Beautiful buffet!!
Congrats to Mary Alice, what a wonderful gift to win.

~Shanon

La Petite Gallery said...

Lucky Mary. I am 76 years old and have never seen a lace stretcher before.
You did a bang up job here..
yvonne

Burlap Luxe said...

Contrats to Mary Alice, what à beautiful gifting to such à beautiful lady one we all lové and adore.

Tracey, it's such a prized piece when it's almost next to free! What a bargin at $20.00 it now looks like a shabby brocante piece worth not giving up.
I just love when a great piece adds all the rightness to a French space.
See you soon beautiful.

Xx
Bisous

Doré

Chris said...

Hi Tracey, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

The Little Red Shop said...

How wonderful, Tracey!!

Happy Spring,

Julie M.

flowers on my table said...

Good for you, for hanging on to the Buffet and breathing new life into it. It looks great, as does your whole display.Linda x

Prince Snow Farm said...

Wish you lived closer…I need your decorating help!

Makayla Charleston said...

i wish you would decorate my home!!
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