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BEFORE & AFTER: MINI BUFFET

So the rabbit has been pulled out of my hat, and I was able to salvage the piece I was working on last week by doing a light sanding and then adding another very light top coat of stain.  I also realized that the extreme humidity was actually slowing down the drying process, so I brought inside to fully cure with the help of some good ol’ A/C.

I did something a little different this time and used both paint and stain to give this piece an updated look. As much as I love shiny lacquered finishes, the mid-century vibe just didn’t warrant a high-gloss finish. After removing the old hardware, filling the holes and drilling new ones,  the new square chrome knobs are just the right touch!

And a final look at the before:
What do you think???

This piece is officially for sale, so please email me if you’re interested! It will also be listed on my Etsy store by the end of the week. Local pick up only–delivery available.
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15 Comments on BEFORE & AFTER: MINI BUFFET

  1. Bri@Meyouandawiener
    July 25, 2011 at 8:46 am (6 years ago)

    Stain and white paint. Great choice! You kept its integrity which not many people do when refinishing a mid-century piece like this. Looks awesome!

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  2. Kelle Dame
    July 25, 2011 at 9:04 am (6 years ago)

    OhMy!! It’s gorgeous!! I love the colors you went with! I would totally put this in my house! I hope it finds a fabulous home 🙂
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  3. Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful
    July 25, 2011 at 9:07 am (6 years ago)

    It looks great! I love the knobs you chose. I’ve had to bring in my pieces to the A/C this week also. They just weren’t drying in the heat and humidity last week.

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  4. Mrs. Chic
    July 25, 2011 at 9:08 am (6 years ago)

    It looks good – I like the combintation of the paint and stain!

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  5. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle
    July 25, 2011 at 9:13 am (6 years ago)

    So glad you were able to salvage the piece. You’re right, the knobs are the perfect touch!

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  6. Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    July 25, 2011 at 11:06 am (6 years ago)

    ahem…

    ma’am.

    this is very nice.

    ahem…

    YES!

    your Brother

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  7. gail
    July 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm (6 years ago)

    wow! It’s amazing! It’s hard to believe it’s the same piece. I love stain and paint together.
    super job!
    gail

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  8. Terry
    July 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Bravo, please take a few extra bows.

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  9. Tonia
    July 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice. The contrast of the white paint and the dark stain really gives the piece an updated and almost timeless look.

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  10. Decor & Harmony @ 4290
    July 29, 2011 at 11:01 am (6 years ago)

    What do I think? I think I’m in love with this piece its modern, chic and classic. Your newest follower!

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  11. Joi
    July 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm (6 years ago)

    It looks fabulous, D! I love those pulls! So unique!

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  12. SHERRY HART
    August 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Faboo! Love the dark stain and the pulls…..

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  13. Sherri Cassara
    August 21, 2011 at 2:33 am (6 years ago)

    The dresser is FANTASTIC!!! Great job!

    Reply

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