Monday, May 7, 2012

An Aqua Buffet

Last summer I found this buffet on Craigslist.  Yes, that would be approximately one year ago.

I love this style, but it was in really bad shape.  The top was peeling.

Big K helped me put a new top on.  I'm not sure why he's wearing a necklack and Chloe looks like she's being tortured.

I got the buffet painted last fall.  And then it sat...and sat...and sat....without it's hardware back on, only waiting for some final touches.

I finally put a glaze on, rub and buffed the hardware, and put it back on last weekend.







I think this buffet is so pretty and wish I had a spot to put it, but I don't.  After I finished it, I listed it on Craigslist and it sold almost immediately.  At least I've cleared out some space in my garage!!

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24 comments:

Ange said...

Looks great! Lol, sometimes isn't it funny how projects sit for so long unfinished and then one day you spend an hour or so and it's done. Love the color choice too, what a pretty piece!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh it's beautiful!!! totally worth the wait. :)

Laura said...

just lovely!!! :)

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Love that color! Whic paint did you use?

Lisa Scibilia said...

oh my goodness - I love it!!! Love. Love. Love. Want. The color - so gorgeous!! The details - !! Such a lovely piece. I love how you transformed it, Suzy!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Waiting a year worked out just fine :) Very pretty!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

WOW, girl!!! It turned out so great! The lines and detailing are fab...well worth the wait, right? (c;

Maury Kilgo said...

So pretty Suzy! Love the color and the glaze. Completely new life!

Nana Moon Shop said...

Suzy this turned out great! I have projects like this partially complete sitting in the garage. :)

Katie said...

It's gorgeous Suzy! I'm not surprised it sold so quickly! Love the soft aqua!

Tiffany said...

Wow what an improvement...really beautiful!

andrea@townandprairie said...

You did a great job. Buffets sell like hotcakes! They never stick around.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I LOVE the color you used - looks so great with the hardware! I have a bunch of half finished projects just lying around. You've motivated me to get moving!

Holly said...

Way to go on the update and quick sell! Such a good feeling to clear things out, isn't it? Which this reminds me I need to get our dresser painted so badly.

Debra from Bungalow said...

It is beautiful. I love that color! Great job, no wonder it sold so fast.

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Whoever scored that piece got a gem! It's gorgeous!!!

Patti said...

beautiful piece of furniture and I love how you brought it back to life - lovely color!!

Jessamie Vincent said...

That baby looks SOO good! No wonder it sold like hot cakes!

Like Me Some said...

No surprise it sold so fast, nicely done!!!

design elements said...

looks wonderful! Happy Wednesday

pam {simple details} said...

I would have bought that off Craigslist in a heartbeat! Beautiful color and vision for that gorgeous piece!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Great job Suzy! Wonderful color...

Michele @ {Primp} said...

so pretty--great color!

Candy said...

Gorgeous makeover. There's just so much you can do with these old buffets. No wonder it sold so quickly. Enjoying your blog so that I've just become a follower. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com. 8-)