Friday, November 16, 2012

Free Furniture Re-do!

I am relieved to announce that I have finally, for the first time in about four months, done a re-do worth blogging about! Yay! Let's just say I've been super crazy busy with this whole graduation thing, college ending thing, student teaching thing, and working thing. It happens. But! Back to the redo.

My parents picked up this buffet/dresser/furniture thing on the side of the road. For Free! I love people's garbage sometimes. I have been looking forward to being able to put my coffee pot and other items in something (remember my house has zero storage) and this was perfect!

And free.  But ugly.

The top of the buffet was a little rough.... It had some anti slip contact paper that they put on it right after painting it. Not good. It stuck to the top. I sanded as much off as I could...

The only part that wouldn't really come off is that ring part. Oh well. I used the paint that I had already from my cabinets (read: free) and painted the top and sides...

While Lucy-kitten explored...

I actually kind of liked the hardware it came with.... It was a cool vintage bronze and so I kept it. I figure I can just replace it later if I decided. I free handed some chevron stripes across the whole thing. I accidentally painted the bottom drawer upside... my bayyy-d.

And I placed it in it's new little home in the back of the dining room! My table is a mess. Don't look at that. But my new buffet is totally cute!

Total investment?

Zero Dollars.

My kind of project! Yay!

Linking up with: House of Hepworths Lil' Luna


  1. Super cute! I love finding furniture on the curb! I still have some end tables that need a makeover...

    I love how this turned out and it fits so nice in your space.
    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  2. Yay you're back! And yay for free furniture! I've only found one piece of furniture on the curb and it's still sitting in my garage. I don't know what to do with it, but it was free so I took it. I can't believe you free handed the chevron pattern. I'd never attempt that.

  3. that is amazing! i love the shape/legs on this, and the chevron. you rock, i'm too scared to actually do a piece of furniture, tho i have one i'm going to...eventually...paint!


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