Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Brickwede Buffet

I picked this piece up at my local Habitat for Humanity.  It looked pretty rough, the finish was beat up and the pulls were missing.  The middle door was stuck pretty tight, too.  But, I couldn't pass it up.  It's a Brickwede, which manufactured furniture in Ohio from 1917-1959, and it's beautifully  made.  I love a good find!

I haven't done black in a while and it seemed like a good fit for this piece.  The door fronts have beautiful mahogany book matched veneers on them so I opted to strip them and keep them natural.  

I also received an email from Debbie from Rustic Brands Hardware and Home Decor and she asked me if I'd like to try some of their hardware.  Well, I wasn't about to say no to that offer!  Thanks so much Debbie.  I chose the black and white flower knobs in the first after pic.  The knobs looked great and they are very high quality.  I'm very happy with them.  You should stop by their website and check them out! 


 AFTER (knob option 1)

 I like how these knobs give this buffet a little more feminine feel. 

 Aren't they the sweetest? 

 AFTER (knob option 2)

I also wanted to show the buffet with a little more masculine feel, so I opted for these hammered, flat black oval knobs.

 I sanded the top down and stained it Dark Walnut from Minwax and gave it 4 coats of High Performance Top Coat from General Finishes. 

Love this bold print fabric in the drawers. 

 I really like the flat black top coat over black paint.  


  1. I don't usually comment,but I had to. That is beautiful.

  2. Oh, Lisa, I really love this buffet and how you finished it! I happen to like the second option of knobs, as well. I have a question...or two! What paint did you use on this piece and then you mentioned a flat black top coat. What would each of them be and the brand please. thanks so much. Have driven through that lovely little town of Shawano so many times over the years...a great place to live! thanks...

  3. Absofreakinglootly beautiful, I love it, I pinned it.

  4. Gorgeous! I too am curious about the flat black topcoat!

    1. Thank you Kathy! I'm sorry, it was a typo. I just meant the flat top coat over the black paint. ;)

  5. Can you share what paints you used.... It is just lovely..I like the feminine version on the knobs. Great job.


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