Thursday, January 6, 2011

Latest Do-seys

So, I've been feeling rather crafty lately. It must be the spare time I have since I'm temporarily laid off. Sure, Zeke keeps me busy during the day but I have lots of time at night to play. ;)

So, I saw this old buffet table at Goodwill a few weeks ago. It was beat up, out of date, & not the best lookin item; but I was still attracted to it. So I bought it for a whopping $50.

Tools for renovation:
  • 80 grit sandpaper
  • quart of robin's egg blue similar paint, brush, small roller
  • black spray paint
  • black acrylic paint (I used one I already had for kid's crafts)
  • small brush
  • screwdriver
I removed the doors, drawers, handles, & hinges - cleaned it up - sanded down the majority of the surface areas - and applied 2 coats of the blue paint. (Est. time about 4 hours) Then used the very small brush to paint the inlay carvings black (and also touched up necessary spots with the blue paint). I chose to spray paint the original handles & hinges instead of replacing them because I liked their "antique" look. AND..

As an added touch up, I'm laying fabric from Hobby Lobby inside the doors/drawers.

I am extremely happy with the outcome. :D

Next task: laying floor in our dingy laundry room.


  1. Wow, what a great makeover! That looks fantastic, and I love the color you chose. I love it!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. I love the beautiful blue that you painted it. What a great transformation. Great job!

  3. that is such a pretty color! i LOVE baby blue!! you did such a great job! it looks NOTHING like it did before! thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Please link this to my linky party! you did a fabulous job. The party ends tomorrow night...make sure to post a button to my blog on your blog somewhere though please...(assuming you want to link up of course)

  5. Beautiful! The black detail really stands out too! I'm curious... what are you going to do with all the jar underneath?

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  6. Thanks Caroline :) ... I'm going to drink them. HAHA. It probably seems a little strange but I love green tea & I found the cases for $3.49 ea. The individual drinks are $1.99 in store so I figured it would be worth it to buy quite a few. ;)


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