BEFORE & AFTER: MINI BUFFET July 25, 2011 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. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 15 Comments on BEFORE & AFTER: MINI BUFFET 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! Reply 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 🙂Kellexoxo Reply 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. Reply Mrs. Chic July 25, 2011 at 9:08 am (6 years ago) It looks good – I like the combintation of the paint and stain! Reply 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! Reply Mr. Goodwill Hunting July 25, 2011 at 11:06 am (6 years ago) ahem… ma’am. this is very nice. ahem… YES! your Brother Reply 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 Reply Terry July 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm (6 years ago) Bravo, please take a few extra bows. Reply Niki McNeill July 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm (6 years ago) LOVE! Reply 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. Reply 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! Reply Joi July 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm (6 years ago) It looks fabulous, D! I love those pulls! So unique! Reply SHERRY HART August 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm (6 years ago) Faboo! Love the dark stain and the pulls….. Reply Diamonds Pearls and Crazy in the world of Barbie Jones August 9, 2011 at 2:46 am (6 years ago) thebomb.com GIRL!!! If you don’t stop selling your furniture! LOL I like it in ur house lol Get that money! Reply Sherri Cassara August 21, 2011 at 2:33 am (6 years ago) The dresser is FANTASTIC!!! Great job! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.