Thursday, March 22, 2012

Buffet Remake and Spring Snow

I actually re-did this buffet almost a year ago but hadn't shared it because I was going to wait until my sun room, where it lives, was complete. Since I have been busy painting and not doing many other projects, I decided to share it today.

Here it is as it looks now...

 
I have had this buffet for about 20 years. I used to have it in my formal dining room with it's partner, my Chippendale 1940's dining set. In this new house there was no place to put that huge dining set. I put it for sale on Craig's list..together with the buffet. It used to be gorgeous--but the wear and tear of 3 toddlers had taken its toll on it and it needed to be refinished. (Wyatt even carved his name into the top of it). A lady came to buy it but didn't want the buffet because she already had one from her Grandmother. I thought "great!" because I really want to keep it. So the lady came and got the table and I promptly painted the buffet white! The lady called later that evening saying she had had a antique dealer look at it and told her she had stole it from me and to buy the buffet too...but too late I had already painted it white:)  She was just happy she at least got the dining set. She refinished it and sent me pictures--it is gorgeous!

Here is the buffet in transformation---



I love it white. I love all the details.





I now use it as my craft center! When you live in a small house it becomes necessary to be somewhat organized. I love this hutch for my crafting..it stores my sewing machine, fabric, scrap booking papers, glitters and acrylic paints..it is perfect.

I even use the former silverware drawer for crafty items...


It is a useful and beautiful piece!

I have to share our spring snow--it is the latest in the year that we have ever had measurable snow at the Portland airport!

The daffodils look like they are trying to hide!



My new flower--this can't be good!

The roads were clear by the time Wyatt left for school

At this rate we will be building snowman next week during spring break!


Hope everyone is doing well--thanks for visiting!
 

38 comments:

Deserae said...

Your buffet looks great...love it in the white!!!! Your snow looks so pretty too although I'm sure you are waaaaay over it and ready for spring!!! LOL
~Des

Inspired by you said...

Love it! You can never go wrong with white.

The Old Dairy said...

I love the buffet white it looks much classier..and a great way to store all your craft things.
We are going into Autumn here and it is wet and cool..Enjoy your Spring break.
Mandy

sissie said...

Love your buffet painted white. I'm glad that you were able to recycle it and make it so beautiful again.

Hope you get lots of sunshine.

hugs
Sissie

Anne said...

What a beautiful piece.The white really brings out the details.
Oh no snow!It was 80 here today.I hope we won't get a surprise snow!

Wild Oak Designs said...

I think it is great, and the story even better! thanks for the snow pix....
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Ivy and Elephants said...

What you have done with this piece is amazing! I love how the white brings out those gorgeous details that I didn't even see before! I'd love it if you'd link it to WIW, we'd love to have you show off your work. Love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I love the buffet in white and I love the way you are using it for sewing stuff, it looks so organized and the drawer has so much room...what a cool project...

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Love, love, love it! What a great piece to keep your craft supplies in! I'm a new follower! Hope you'll come visit, too!

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful. I love white with distressing. Always so pretty and the details really shine now!

Lucille said...

Your buffet is stunning! There is a special quality to white furniture! You did a great job!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Awww your poor flowers, Sandy! At least the roads were clear later.

You did a fabulous job on your buffet. It's stunning. Love the hardware.

Stay warm!
Cheers!
Tina

Wendy Hayden, Farmer's Daughter-in-law said...

Painting it white sure brought out the details in the carving. Love it!

Margo said...

What a gorgeous buffet! I have a precious son named Gage also!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy, it's gorgeous! Isn't is amazing how painting these pieces pops the details! I love this piece! The snow is gorgeous too! We missed snow this year. I just love it! Send some to Georgia!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your buffet looks so gorgeous painted white! I need to paint mine white, but I know it's going to be a big job so I keep putting it off. :)

Cynthia said...

Your buffet is fantastic! A real stunning piece you did a great job.

Jenn Gray said...

LOVE this

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

I like your buffet SO much better white. You did an awesome job. Also it was great how you put your craft stuff in the buffet. So well organized. Love it. You know when things are well organized it gives one a sense of peace.

I did not know you got snow in Portland. Really. Well that makes me feel better because I am truly sick of the stuff and so want Spring to be here. However with saying that we have had some nice days of late..in the low 50's. So maybe spring is finally here. (smile)

Thanks Sandy for always coming to my blog and making such kind comments. I appreciated knowing about Janae and her whooping cough as a baby. Honestly we thought baby Dellie might have that too. I'm just so glad she is well now. Hey have you tried the Killer Artichoke bread yet. Oh girlfriend it is so good!

Big hugs,

Nann

Lady Pamela said...

Your buffet looks amazing. It was meant to be white! And- you are so organized. I am jealous. I can never craft because I cannot find my supplies and tools when I need them. My sister is trying to help me, though. She is an expert organizer.

Janet said...

I just love how your buffet turned out! The details show up so nicely!
Blessings,
Janet

Butterbean Row said...

Sandy,
Lucky that lady didn't want the buffet! It is gorgeous! I want it for my dishes. :o)

♥charlotte

Kelly said...

I share your love for white furniture. The dresser looks amazing in it's new color. Aren't dressers just the best thing for storage and display space? I have lots of them in my house and love using them in rooms that they wouldn't normally go in.

Melanie said...

Lobe that buffet!! White really brings out the pretty details.
Snow? Oh my goodness!! We have been wearing shorts and sandals for a couple of weeks now! Bless your heart, wish I could send you some of this warm weather!

Pam said...

Your poor flower has a hat on it! I love that buffet. The detail stands out so much more now that it's painted white. Looks great!

Marigene said...

Your buffet came out gorgeous! I don't envy your snow...I know we still have a few weeks before I can breathe easily, but so far we don't have any snow in the forecast.

Sewcando said...

I had to laugh when I saw your pictures of snow and comments of spring break. Huh.....sounds like my town. We had late snow and spring break is next week. I do see you live in Portland so that does make it funny. I'm in Oregon too. :) We had 4 or 5 inches in Eugene.

Susan said...

Your buffet is beautiful! What an awesome idea to store your craft supplies in the drawers. I have been working so hard to get my craft room organized, but nothing I do seems to help.

Special 'K' said...

I am glad you kept it and the makeover is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Bliss said...

You are more than organized my dear, you are clever and crafty to go along with it. Wonderful re-do.

~Bliss~

Holly Loves Art said...

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Wow what a transformation this is. It's just stunning. Oh how I wish I had the room for a piece such as this for my tiny studio. Beautiful work!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you got snow, Sandy! We've had like 80 degree weather here in Ohio! It's crazy. Love the buffet! It looks great white and I think it's great you can still use it. It's perfect with this freshening up!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I'm so glad she didn't steal the buffet from you too! It is just gorgeous in white.

Keeping it Cozy said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece and the white does show every detail perfectly. I love that you use it for craft storage!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just popped in to thank you for sharing the gorgeous buffet, it is a feature this week at WIW! Please stop by and grab a featured button.
Hugs,
Patti

Cynthia said...

What a great job on this buffet it is beautiful and I am sure it is useful. Love, love!

Cynthia
www.clochesandlavender.com

Sandi said...

What a gorgeous piece Sandy!! I once *missed* an antique buffet for $50 that was gorgeous. It even had a long slender mirror attached to the top. Oh well...those things happen.
Blessings~

Missy E said...

Would love to repaint a piece like this. What paint did you use and how did you get dark gray /black distressing?