Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Buffet is done...

sorta...kinda...until I decide what else to do with it anyway.  I can't decide if I want to distress it, add some sort of something to the doors, or just leave it alone. 

Anyway.  Here she is in all her glory when we brought her home.


And here's her super loverly shelf liner.


See those pennies in the bottom?  Yeah, we scored 7 cents....lucky much?

So I sanded her down and painted her with this paint from Lowe's:

Mine came in a plastic jar, whatev.  David and I chose the color Rolling Prarie.

Here she is after her facelift:


I ripped out the mushroom liner on the shelf and in the drawers.  I just know I'll regret that one when orange and brown mushrooms come back into style again.  I haven't found anything to replace it with yet though.

I put the old hardware back on when I was finished painting.  My original plan was to buy some new stuff but the handles on the doors weren't going to come off without some major damage to the doors.  So I had to tape around them before I painted.  MAJOR pain in my butt.  And yeah, I just noticed that I put that handle over there on the left on upside down.  Probably never would have noticed it if I wouldn't have written this.

Now I need to redecorate the wall above the buffet.  Everything is a little off center with the buffet.  Uh yeah, just a little.


The shelf is already down, now I just need to decide what I want to put up once the rest is down.

She's not sitting around naked anymore either.  It took FOREVER for the paint to dry.  The paint was still a little tacky but my patience ran out and I found some things to dress her up with.  I'll show you that in another post though.

Total cost $25 for buffet + $6 for paint - .07 cents that came with her = $30.93  Not bad.

Ohhh...want to see what we did with the hutch?


Yeah, that's where it has sat for the past two weeks.  I think it's about time we figure out what to do with it.

I'm linking up to The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday.

7 comments:

Nicolle said...

Nichole....that mushroom shelf paper cracked me up! :)

I absolutely love what you did with the buffet. It is GORGEOUS! And that is such a bargain. You did WELL! I'm super impressed.

Rambling Girl said...

I love it Nichole! I like the price you paid for the buffet also...can't wait to see what you did with the hutch.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Great color choice, Nichole! I love recycling furniture.

P.S. I'm visiting b/c Nicolle says you rock! :o) (She's right.)

Frizzy and Bird said...

Yeah! Love making old stuff look new. Great job as usual.

Megan said...

Here's some hutch topper projects I liked...

http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2010/07/roadkill-rescue-hutch-edition.html

http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/08/guest-project-old-hutch-to-fabulous.html

Chic Creations said...

Love what you did. Really like the color. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Haaa haaa this post cracked me up! I love that you factored in the 7 cents and the comment about when orange mushrooms come back in style. Hahahaha.

Like me, you live in an apartment - right? Did you do the painting inside?