Monday, March 11, 2013

Antique Buffet Makeover

I think I might have mentioned that it is almost physically impossible for me to pass up an antique buffet. When I went to pick this one up I had to really exercise some self-control while my hubby bargained for me (I don't think he would have been very happy if I had said, "I will pay TWICE that much!!")!! ;)

Some of you ladies know that feeling of finding an incredible piece and hardly being able to wait to get your hands paintbrush on it.  I was so excited to do this one, and then realized when it was done that I hadn't purchased enough knobs for it!  Hate when I do that!  

Well, anyone who knows me at all  knows that I have very little  no patience!  So, I decided I was going to go ahead and post this while it was missing two of the knobs--will be getting them in the morning, but until then (and a new picture) I hope you can overlook it! ;)


Before





 After


After--with all the knobs and my new topiary (it's a little lacking, I think-lol).


After a little sanding I discovered all this beautiful wood under that old varnish!  I just couldn't paint over it, so I sanded all the panels down, re-stained them, and gave them a few coats of poly.

My sweet hubby said this one is his favorite so far!  I <3 it!!  









Check out all these amazing details!!




Craig laughed at me when I told him this piece was my favorite part of the whole buffet.  :)









She's got pretty little feet, too!



 You know the hardware is my absolute most favoritist (that's my word!) part of every piece of furniture, so I couldn't pass up the chance to use these incredible knobs!!  Even Craig said he liked them (he hates all my girly knobs)!    I just love the contrast against that beautiful dark wood!




Isn't this top to die for??  I think I would have reserved myself a special place in you-know-where had I painted it!  LOVE God's handiwork!! 




After I painted the drawers (they were ugly on the inside) I lined them with this french script fabric from Hobby Lobby.  So pretty now!  



 :)




 Oh, here is the boxwood wreath I made this weekend to welcome Spring (hint, hint spring!!).


This buffet received a special feature by Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds
Nita @ Mod Vintage Life
Claire @ The Rustic Pig
Stacey @ Embracing Change
Leslie @ House on the Way
Jan @ Flea Chic
Lauren @ If It's Not Baroque....
Laura @ The Ironstone Nest
Connie @ Family Home and Life
Courtney @ French Country Cottage
Beth @ Home Stories A to Z
Deborah @ Green Willow Pond
Jacqueline @ Simple Home Life
and
Kathy @ Life on Lakeshore Drive

  Thank you so much ladies!!


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73 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning! You did such a wonderful job of bringing out all the detail. Fabulous!
    Faye (MacGIRLver)

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  2. Oh Lisa,

    That is absolutely exquisite - you did a remarkable job.

    I think your hubs is right, I think it's my fav too- it is AWESOME.

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  3. What a beautiful piece :) I am a huge fan of the black paint mixed with stain. Totally, totally love.

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  4. What kind of black paint did you use?

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    1. Karyn--it is All Surface Enamel in stock black for Sherwin Williams. :)

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    2. I'm awestruck! This piece is gorgeous!...Got the paint color, but what color stain did you use? Also, did you use the stain on the sanded areas of painted portions and did you use poly on the painted area?

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  5. OMGoodness Lisa, this has got to be the most gorgeous make-over I have ever seen! I love every little detail about it...I'm pinning this!! Thanks for sharing. Your make-overs are such an inspiration. Hugs, Gail

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  6. Totally spectacular! WOW! I am speechless..one of your best for sure!
    Stacey

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  7. WOW, this is gorgeous! You did an amazing job...I love it.

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  8. Such a great piece! Love the black with the wood... and those knobs!

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  9. Fantastic, it's getting pinned.

    Bliss

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  10. I can sure see why you couldn't pass up this buffet, it is absolutely astounding, boy would I love to have that. What you did with it is incredible, great eye gal. You brought out the beauty of the wood and all it's incredible features and it has many of them. What a special talent you have for seeing the best in a piece and knowing what to do with it. I am in awe of your talent. Happy Days

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  11. Your vision for this piece is incredible!

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  12. This is spectacular! The paint mixed with the stained wood is the perfect combination! Love the clock-face knobs too! Gorgeous! Hugs, Leena

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  13. I'm visiting from Nifty Thrifty Sunday and this is just gorgeous! I too love buffets and this is one of the prettiest I have ever seen!

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  14. O.MY.GOSH!!!! This is one of the best furniture makeovers I've seen yet. You did an amazing job, seriously I can't stop looking at your pictures. Did you mod podge the papers in the drawers? If not, how did you line them. Thank you so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! I've got a special feature lined up for you! Hugs! Clydia

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    1. Thank you Clydia! :) I actually lined them with fabric and used a spray adhesive to lightly attach them (so they can easily be pulled out if they need to be).

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  15. Totally LOVE that piece! Life to the full, Melissa

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  16. I am in love with your buffet and what
    a wonderful transformation...
    Great work!
    Sandy

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  17. That turned out magnificent - talk about restoring a piece to it's original beauty!!!
    That would have to be a keeper for me!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  18. I'm over from Modvintage Life. This is a great job. The combination of paint and stain is stunning!

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  19. This is stunning, beautiful and well done. You would have done the furniture maker a disservice to have covered all of that lovely wood. Love, love, love this piece!!

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  20. Wow, great job. This looks fantastic. I wish I could find pieces like that. Stunning. I would love it if you would share this at my link party.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-10.html

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    1. Thank you Lauren--would love to!

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  21. What a beautiful piece! So happy that you refinished the wood!

    Have a blessed and amazing day!
    karianne

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  22. I think this is stunning and you are so smart for not painting it. Although I love painted pieces, I sometimes think we are all going "Annie Sloan Crazy" and covering up some really pretty wood.

    Good call.

    I'm a new follower, and can't wait to see what you do next!

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    1. I agree, I'm glad to see some unpainted wood once in awhile! This is gorgeous - great job!

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  23. Be.still.my.heart....
    I'm with you. I can't pass up a good buffet. Or armoire. Or hutch. I think I have a problem. Maybe there is some kind of support group for us. If not, you and I could start one. LOL!
    You were wise not to paint it. A true artist knows.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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    1. I'm with you. My name is Lisa Hoffman and I'm a furnitureholic. There, I'm finally out! ;) Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. :)

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  24. Love, Love, Love! This makeover is so simple, but just stunning! Love the lines of the piece and the mix of black with the stained wood. Pinning.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  25. I think this might be my favorite too. What a fabulous piece. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  26. This is beautiful....love antiques...love the
    dark wood and all the wonderful details including the
    beautiful knobs!
    Fantastic!
    Corinne

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  27. WOW! this is such a rich and elegant piece! love what you did with it!

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  28. Your buffet is gorgeous! I love the combo of wood with the black.

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  29. Oh...this is so beautiful! I love how the finish turned out. Thanks for linking it up to my party...truly an inspiration!

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  30. WOW!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Visiting from Green Willow Pond. Sooo impressive!!

    -andi

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  31. Love this. You did a really great job and I am so glad you kept some of the original wood finish. Very Lovely!

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  32. This is absolutely beautiful. I really love that you have a mix of paint and wood showing through. Great job!

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  33. Gorgeous transformation!! Love how you painted this buffet and left some of the beautiful wood showing.
    Mary Alice

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  34. Beautiful tastefully transformation.
    Good job.
    A hug from Clara

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  35. Wow, that's gorgeous! Posts like this are so inspirational! Thanks for posting!

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  36. Absolutely stunning. I love the combo of the natural wood and the paint. Gorgeous!

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  37. love your buffet, im going to be doing a special on buffets before and after and i would love to feature yours, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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  38. Wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share with us. I am featuring you tonight at Pick of the Bunch! Newest follower, too! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  39. Wow! You did a beautiful job on your buffet.

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  40. This is stunning!! I like painted furniture but being a Victorian soul, I am so glad that you did not paint this remarkable piece!! It truly is a work of art!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  41. Absolutely beautiful! Every detail...especially the Paris clock knobs.
    Saw you featured at Kathy's Bouquet of Talent.
    Debbie :)

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  42. Hi Lisa, Beautiful piece! I couldn't have painted it either. You did a beautiful job and it would be my husband's favorite as he doesn't like painted furniture. lol Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  43. Oh wow! Lisa, what a gorgeous rescue!

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  44. Wow! Your buffet is beautiful! Wonderful job!!

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  45. Stunning!!! I'm featuring you this week at Knick of Time Tuesday!

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  46. I am so happy that you did not paint all of the beautiful wood on this piece. The refinished (unpainted) wood is so lovely -- how could anyone paint over wood like this! Thanks for keeping at least part of the wood finish and restoring it so wonderfully.

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  47. Loved this! So glad you saw I featured it at Mod Mix Monday.

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  48. Your buffet is delicious!
    Love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  49. Wow, what a gracious and stunning piece. You did an amazing job on this.

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  50. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Stop by tomorrow and see it featured. Grab a "featured" button too.
    Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  51. I am featuring your antique buffet on my blog today. Thanks for linking it up. The next link party starts later today. I hope that you can link up again.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  52. Beautiful! I just subscribed to your blog via email so I can see more of your work. Thanks for sharing, you talented thing!!

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  53. That is one of the most beautiful pieces of furniture I've seen! Thank you for not painting it, even though I do like some things painted. You did a fabulous job!

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  54. Amazing! I love you eye for painting furniture! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  55. Oh dear me!!! I have wanted to do this look, but wasn't sure if it would look good or not, if & when I find the right piece, but I can see now that I HAVE to find something to paint like this-if only I could find one just like yours ;)!! It is absolutely stunning and I would have to keep it for myself.

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  56. It's gorgeous~ just love it!! Sharing at the party tomorrow- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  57. Lisa,
    I'm speechless,except for one word.....BRAVO!!!! I want to buy ALL pieces of furniture that catches my eye, but I'd need a warehouse {and no way is that in my budget!} Since I'm just a beginer in the refinishing of pieces I've been stalking your blog for a few months in an attempt to absorb some of your talent, don't stop, keep going, I need to absorb more! Sometimes a piece needs to be 'Ann Slone(d)' but I find my eye drawn to the 'naturals' more often than not and LOVE the 'naturals' paired with black as this buffet. :)

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  58. WOW!! I also love buffets, I've done a few, none so Beautiful as yours! I'm a new follower and have been looking at some of your other things. You are very very talented. I love everything.

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  59. Wow, this is beautiful. I saw it featured and fell in LOVE! I have a buffet sitting in my garage just waiting for me to do this exact make-over to it! It already told me. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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    1. Sometimes they just speak to us, don't they? ;) Thank you for the kind words! Have a great weekend!

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  60. It is just gorgeous Lisa! I will be featuring it in my post later today. Have a great week :)

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  61. Beautiful! Thankfully you didn't paint it entirely.

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