Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Buffet Table, reinvented

Normally, the only buffets I like are the kind that require me to unbutton my jeans when I'm done with them. That being said, I did find one that caught my eyewinker on Craigslist. It didn't have an ungodly amount of food on top of it (don't worry, it will soon), but it was only 50 bucks. And I saw potential.

The lady who owned it, mutilated it like me and a box of Girl Scout cookies. White crackle paint, people. It was about as attractive as the unsightly pimple on my fanny.
Stripping was necessary, but don't worry... we kept our clothes on.

The couple that DIYs together, stays together, y'all.

My sweet friend at The Rustic Pig is amazing at furniture redos, so amazing that she does it for a living! Obviously she was the person to ask about paint. She told me about Annie Sloan chalk paint. It's expensive, but totally worth it! It's the lazy girl's paint, because it requires no sanding or prep work. We went ahead and stripped/sanded because the buffet table wasn't smooth, and we wanted the best possible outcome.

I mixed Napoleonic Blue and Old white for this beautiful blue. I applied dark and clear wax for an more distressed look--I may add more dark wax later. But that stuff is tricky and messy and scary.

I chose some knobs from Lowe's and voila! A new buffet table.

Linking up with Claire for Creative Tuesday!

39 comments:

k8te said...

girl, this looks AMAZING! what a great piece!

RachelleIs said...

Beautiful! You guys did a great job. That's a lot of work.

Katie Did What said...

WOW, you are incredible! It looks so pretty!!

xo

Brooke Houston said...

This looks amazing!!! I've only heard good things about Annie Sloan paint, but I have yet to try it.

Amy - Louise said...

That looks amazing. I'll have to see if they do that paint in the UK as I haven't seen it and have some sanding and repai to g to do myself though. I had a childish giggle when I read 'fanny' I have to be honest as it means something far more crude in Britain (and I probably shouldn't have just admitted that)!!

J and A said...

OMG I love it!! I have an old hutch to do - maybe you should just come do ti for me. Ok. :)

Erin said...

I am SOO impressed! It's gorgeous!! I've been wanting a hutch for our kitchen but everything I see looks like it needs a major facelift and I'm always too intimidated lol. Maybe JUST maybe I can be amazing at it like you ;)

Kelsey Eaton said...

It looks amazing! Great job Jenna!!

Helene said...

Jena, this looks incredible. way to go!

Sarah said...

Dude. You're basically a pro.

Ashley from The Kitchen-Sink Chronicles said...

Love... feel free to come refinish the dresser that's been waiting for a redo for almost a year at my house! Haha.

Lauren said...

It's beautiful!!!!! I can't wait to have a space for a piece like this. Love what you did with it.

Karla said...

Looks so gorgeous! I love doing DIY projects together with my husband. Such wonderful bonding time! =D

Ashley said...

This looks awesome!!! You did such a great job!!!

Bright said...

That's incredible. I can't believe the difference some sanding and paint made!

julia rose. said...

Stripping and sanding and painting and DIYing= AMAZING!! Ya'll did a great job!

Amie said...

Love this, what a great re-do!! Bravo!

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Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog said...

WOW. This looks fantastic. Love the color you chose!

Lauren said...

Love your re-do! And $50, that's crazy! :)

Robin said...

Beautiful!

Becky said...

What a beautiful buffet...Even without the food...Blessings, Becky

Romantic Savy said...

Wow this is awesome! You guys did a great job!

Jodi said...

What an improvement! I love the color. Seems like a lot of work all that sanding but so worth the great results.

Kristin said...

jeez that was some work! looks great!

Katie said...

Cute!

Faith Ann said...

I love it! I cannot wait to see your house when it's done! :)

Amy said...

I LOVE IT! Seriously, y'all did a great job. Ok now the Annie Sloan paint where did you find it/how much is it?!
I see it EVERYWHERE...and does it apply thick/think...bla bla yes a thousand questions you're welcome!
I am so freaking pumped to see the design of y'alls house as you continue to decorate!

Elle Noel said...

WHOA! I will have to keep my eye on Craigslist in the future! Gorgeous job!

Claire Berard said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! You did an amazing job!!! I'm so jealous you found that buffet for $50!! Plus it has keyholes!! *swoon* LOVE the color too!! I also can't believe you stripped all that crackle paint off! You deserve a metal!! This so reminds me of the first piece I did.. a buffet.. of course.. and my hubby and I did it together too! Back before chalk paint, so we sanded and sanded and sanded some more. It is the one piece I refuse to sell because we did it together! :) I am so proud of you!! What's next?? :)

meme-and-he said...

amazing! you did such a fab job. it looks like a new buffet! now load on the food :)

Whitney said...

New follower here! I found your blog from the "No Scrubs" video :) I'm seriously impressed with this table! You did a great job.

Amie said...

It looks fantastic!

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Staci said...

That looks amazing! I am so impressed with your skills! And WTF was that lady thinking? People are insane.

Verte Photo said...

I LOVE this! I am all about re-vamping and re-cycling items - I have been searching for a table and a bench for so long! I LOVE that not only did you find the right classic piece but that you redid it with modern love! Kudoos!

Carlie said...

Wow! That looks so good!

la petite lulu said...

Great job - it looks awesome! I have been wanting to venture into the world of doing up old items... Maybe this might help motivate me!

Suze said...

Wow that looks great!! I'm very intimidated by DIY. You make it look so good!

Katie said...

It looks fantastic! You did a great job

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

That is SUPER CUTE! And normally I only like the buffets where you unbutton your pants too ;)