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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dresser Turned Buffet Table

Well friends the countdown is on! I have 5 1/2 weeks left till our little guys is scheduled to arrive and that means I've been in full project mode around here. We also celebrated both of our little girls birthdays and mother's day so there's my excuse for the lack of love on this lil blog of mine! Good news is that there are lots of project posts coming!

I'm excited to share this first project with you! This is a sentimental piece of furniture passed down from my grandma. Does it look familiar?

Remember this post about this special piece of furniture that I made over for my daughter's room? Here's a reminder of what it looked like after that post.

 Here's what I did to make it the beautiful buffet table that is now in my dining room!

Strip the paint from the top and sand it down to a silky smooth finish.
Apply 2 coats of my favorite spray paint Krylon Ivory to bottom portion of dresser. Then distress on corners and anywhere you feel like it!
Apply Minwax Ebony stain to top and distressed areas. I did 3 coats of stain because I wanted it nice and dark. Apply protective coat. I used polyurethane and applied 3 coats, sanding in between each coat. Add new hardware and it is now a beautiful buffet table!

What do you think? I absolutely love how it turned out and that I had a new use for this special piece of furniture. Another bonus is it added lots of storage to that room! Thanks for stopping by!



Tara said...

Looks GORGEOUS, Marie! Good job! I can't believe the tenacity you had to sand that top down so well- I hate sanding! Even with a power sander!
It looks amazing, you have such good taste.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely beautiful! It looks great in your space. Megan

Emily said...

Beautiful. I have a similar piece of furniture and you've totally inspired me to do the same to it. Thanks for sharing!

Christine @ Park House Love said...

That looks beautiful! I love the curved drawers...and the dark wood top looks great against the white.

Unknown said...

You did a beautiful job on this redo! I love the dark/light contrast and it just looks perfect with your decor. Now following, would love for you to visit and follow me back @

Hugs, Tanya


Great job!

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