Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's a Different One, I Swear!

     We sold the Beaut from before today, so I ended up putting this new buffet in the same position.  This is the first one that came with casters, not that they worked but it was different.  I really love adding the old casters to these chunks to make them a little more versatile but I am running out of matching sizes.  I must have twenty that are off by just a smidgen.  Oh well, great birdhouse material!
     This one was an easy transformation.  That is so nice every once in awhile, I get thrown a bone!  My latest little buffet had very few issues.  The veneer was intact although very scratched and the top coat was flaking terribly.  There was some fillets missing on the front of one of the doors so I easily popped those off for another project.  Otherwise , I just needed to find some fitting knobs for the doors from my vast collection and we were good to go.
     Sanding took care of the flaking bits which was a necessary step anyway.  Four coats later from my favorite Rust-Oleum paint, Heirloom White, covered most of it while some spots needed a little more encouragement from a fifth coat.  Lightly sanding a few edges and finishing those raw edges with a paste wax completed the new look for this buffet.   www.rustybucketantiques.com


  1. Wow, beautiful transformation! I'm glad you popped by today so I was able to find your great blog!

  2. What a difference! It's a beautiful piece. Now I'm having a Heart of the Home Party - Show Us Your Favorite Cupboard and I would love for you to come. You can find out about it on my blog. I do hope you'll come.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Great transformation!

    My grandparents had a buffet similar to this one. It's currently in my parents' garage waiting for me {my grandparents have passed away and their house has been cleared out and sold}. After our wedding, we're going to move it down to our house. It's a darker wood that I could live with. I just don't know if I could bring myself to paint it white. That buffet does look very pretty white, though.

  4. wow, this is gorgeous! wish your store was close to me!!!
    thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on our star wars party ~ it made me happy :)

  5. This buffet turned out gorgeous! I love that you added old casters. I have a similar buffet that I need to start working on. Thanks for the lovely inspiration :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!


  6. I've had one of these sitting in my dining room for over a year. It's a complete wreck, every month I get a new idea for a treatment for it, it's the white elephant in the room, it sits there day after day with its' peeling veneer and putty stuck to the top laughing at me, perhaps I'll just ship it to Wisconson!


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