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