Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Favorite Makeover Ever!

This is my favorite furniture makeover ever.

I found this very old oak buffet at a church garage sale this summer.
I only paid $25 for it since they were getting ready to close and willing to bargain.
Have you ever seen such beautiful trim work before?
Other than the brass handles and a major need for glue, she was beautiful to start with.
It took alot of glue and clamping to secure some loose joints, and then the ASCP
in Paris Grey. I did some moderate distressing to bring out her highlights, and ended up with this.

Sorry these pics aren't great, but I took her to the antique store on Sunday and forgot my
camera. I had found some great light turquoise knobs that looked very antique, but I had not found handles that I thought looked good with them. So, I had taken it down anyway, because I had help that day to carry it. ( I can't believe how heavy oak furniture is.) I was going to look for handles on my lunch hour when the antique store called and wanted to know how much I wanted for it.  I had not even priced it, since I did not have the handles.  They said the lady wanted it as is. So I ran out and took pictures with my phone. When she picked it up,  she left the knobs I had chosen and said she was going a different direction.
I could totally see crystal knobs on this buffet, but couldn't find enough of them at HL when I was there.

So there you have it, my favorite piece ever. Now I will spend the rest of my days searching Craigslist for another one. You never know when a new favorite will come along.

Don't forget to link up your makeovers or thrifty finds on Restyled Sundays, still going on until midnight Friday, there is a holiday giveaway going on this week.
Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Linking to the following parties:
HookingupwithHoHRedouxBeyond The Picket Fence

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special



  1. It's gorgeous!...can so see why it's your favorite!!...LOVE the color!!...Happy Thanksgiving!!!...Mariaelena

  2. This is a gorgeous piece! Well done!

  3. It is beautiful! And what a deal! I love it!

  4. I can see why it sold so quickly, you did a great job with the make over. I was on the way to my booth to change the knobs on a little chest, and when I got there, it was gone! I love HL for knobs...esp when they are half off! Take care

  5. Ann this looks just gorgeous!!! I can't believe you got it for only $25. What a deal, it looks far more valuable now. I am going to share this at my party tomorrow, thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Hi, Ann

    I just love looking around your blog. Found your blog on Restore Interior link party. I am a new follower. Would love for you to stop by

    Have a great week!