Sunday, September 9, 2012

I'm Back with a Killer Buffet

Well I've kicked off another school year.  It's fun having my kids and teachers back, but I've missed having the time to paint and create.

I finished a buffet this week and took it into the shop on Saturday.
I'm so happy with how it turned out!



It didn't start this fabulous, though.  I found her at a garage sale and she was in pathetic shape.  


 She was missing a door and had lots of veneer damage.

In the past I would have just sanded and painted so it wouldn't be so obvious.  But I found veneer edging at Lowes and decided to try it and patch the bad spots. 

First, I used a razor blade knife and cut the damaged areas into rectangles. I used a putty knife to gently pop the damaged areas off.  Super easy!

I measured the rectangles and cut the edging to fit.

The great thing about using the veneer edging was how easy it was to work with.  You can cut it with scissors and you iron it in place!


To be honest, my original plan was to patch it and stain it.  I didn't think about matching wood grains!  That didn't turn out so well!  So I puttied the edges of the patches and painted the top.

I painted the top in ASCP Duck Egg and the base in Old White.


The paint hasn't dried yet, but you can see how well the patch worked!  You really have to look to find it!

To deal with the missing door, I decided to take the other door off. I painted inside the cubbies Duck Egg as well.
Wow!  What a difference.  I wanted to use pewter knobs, so I distressed and used a gray glaze.

I found a couple of locker baskets that fit in the cubbies.
Perfect!

And to add to the surprise, I painted the sides of the drawers in Duck Egg and lined the drawers with some black and white damask paper.




It's in the shop now.  Any guesses on how long this one will last?





































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33 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh this one won't last long at all! She was in rough shape, but you definitely worked your magic again!

Julie said...

This looks fabulous! Stopping by from Mop It Up Mondays. Have a great evening!

Julie
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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's beautiful, Cyndi! It won't last long, that's for sure. Glad to see that even though you are back to school you are still able to get to some projects and share them.

Donna Wilkes said...

I would take this home in a minute. Great details and thank you for the how-to using the veneer tape. I can use that tip this week on a table I have been avoiding because of peeling veneer!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Twice Nice said...

She's saved!!! Wonderful job on a poor buffet. she looks lovely and I'm guessing she'll find a new home so very soon!

Sisters Treasures said...

Hi, Great job on the buffet. Thanks for the info on the veneer. I've run into so much missing veneer furniture that I couldn't mend, but now I know how! Love your final results.
Betsy

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautiful job, well done. Love the combination of the robin's egg blue and white. The locker baskets are perfect. She looks wonderful, I hope she sells soon for your asking price!

Jeannie-JBsVintage said...

What a beautiful job. I had no idea that you could fix the veneer top. Thanks for sharing.

A Lived in Home said...

Oh wow! What an amazing transformation! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social link party that's live right now. Come share your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_8.html

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Beautiful piece now, love the robins egg blue and white combo. Love the locker baskets, great idea to use them, lends even more age to the buffet! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

chateau chic said...

Very cute piece. Love the color combination you used.
Mary Alice

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Cyndi, this is so beautiful. I had no idea about patching a tabletop with veneer edging--you did a great job of it. I am sure this will be sold very shortly--it's a lovely piece!

suzyq said...

Beautiful job Cyndi!!! Love the color you chose - and the rustic baskets are perfection

Tami Von Zalez said...

So much work - but worth the effort!

Popped in from the Cowgirl Up blog hop.

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kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

Thanks so much for linking up with Mop It Up Mondays this week! You are being featured today on our new series, The Tuesday Ten: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/09/the-tuesday-ten_11.html.

Have a great week!
{HUGS},
kristi

Honey at 2805 said...

Your turned her into a real beauty!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it turned out beautifully! i love the baskets you used!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow! It turned out perfect! Thanks for the tip on the veneer edging! I have a table that I need to do this to. Visiting from Primitive. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sayuri said...

It's so pretty!!
I love the colours and the baskets are perfect finishing touch!

Thank you for visiting me:)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I'm guessing it's gone! This is fabulous! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee

Denise said...

Gorgeous! Also love the paper you chose for the drawers!

Laura said...

love this! the liner in the drawers is the icing on the cake!

Ann vonBehrens said...

Wow, what an amazing transformation. Thanks for sharing
at Restyled Sundays!

Bethany Lee said...

This is gorgeous! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Saw your fabulous transformation featured at My 1929 Charmer. Love it!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Hey girl, congrats, your Killer Buffet has been featured today at Sunday's Best - come grab yourself a "feature" button. Your time to shine!!

Kammy's Korner said...

OH MY GOODNESS - I am so EXCITED to know about that veneer edging!!!!! I've always had issues with that... and have been avoiding a dresser because of it! haha. Thanks for letting me know about that - might have to give it a try! woo hoo! LOVE the buffet too - the wire baskets are perfect!

Honey at 2805 said...

I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!

Violetas Rendadas said...

obrigada pelas informações e esta muito bonito este armário.

Violetas Rendadas said...

Boa noite.
Obrigada pela gentileza para com minha pessoa.
Eu moro no sul do Brasil, cerca de 970 km do Rio de Janeiro ( mais ou menos 650 milhas). A Copa do Mundo (futebol) será aqui em 2014, um bom motivo para você vir visitar o Brasil.
Tchau.

Sherry said...

Very cute! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'm sure it will be snapped up super quick. Thanks for sharing on Shabbilicious Friday.

Kammy's Korner said...

Okay so I went to Lowe's and bought soe of that veneer eding - thanks to you since I didn't know it existed before - and finally got a chance to use it!!! I gave you credit for the wonderful help: http://www.kammyskorner.com/2012/10/gutted-dresser-for-den-peek-2i-i.html