Farmhouse Buffet Table

The best part about showing you all my thrifty finds is when I get to show you how they look after a transformation. This buffet table started out pretty plain but the bones were good! It is a really nice piece and I just liked the way it looked.
It took some to to commit to a plan. At first I was just going to paint the whole thing, but I wanted something more. I decided to strip down the top of the buffet table and stain it. Now, I have never stripped a piece of furniture before…..ever. I’ve also never stained a piece of furniture before…..ever. It was pretty easy, I made it a lot scarier in my head!
I painted the body an off white and gave the piece some distressing. I hit all the edges and other random places, knocking the paint off here and there.
After I painted the lower part of the table, I stained the top. I used a dark walnut stain; I wanted it to look old and worn. The finish isn’t uniform and perfect (the wood had some minor water spots that I didn’t get all the out) and I love it that way.
The drawer pulls badly needing replacing, I thought about painting the old ones but I really wanted to give the piece a whole different look. I found these Martha Stewart drawer pulls at Home Depot and instantly fell in love with them! The holes didn’t match up, but the new hardware covered the holes from the old hardware. No hole filling, how awesome is that?
It turned out just how I hoped! It looks like it’s been sitting in a farmhouse for years, well used and loved! As much as I would LOVE to keep this piece, we just don’t have room for it. So I must find a new home for it.
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  1. Gorgeous, I love it! You’ve done a terrific job. Love how you decorated it too 🙂

  2. What a great piece! The bones were awesome already, but changing up the finishes made it even better.

  3. oh my gosh, i LOVE that! love the bamboo shaped details, the pulls, crisp white finish- it’s amazing! i would love for you to link it up to my furniture party!

  4. LOVE the stained top and painted bottom! Looks fantastic!

  5. Wow – looks amazing. Love that you decided to stain the top. Great job!

  6. I love how it turned out, you did a wonderful job!

  7. Girl, that is GORGEOUS! You saw the potential in that piece and got it there. Perfection! I’m pinning it for inspiration. 😉

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! If we lived closer, I’d totally buy it from you! 🙂

  9. Love how it turned out!

  10. that looks terrific. I like the choice of the stained top and you’re right the lines and the shape of the piece are awesome. Beautiful work!

  11. It’s a beautiful piece! Lots of ‘firsts’ turned out great!

  12. it looks so good, I love it i love the contrast of the stained top and cream base. lovely. 🙂

  13. Oh my goodness! This is so great! I love everything about it!!!! Good job!

    xoxo, Ashley J @

  14. I can’t wait to STEAL this idea! Great Job!!

  15. What an amazing transformation! I love it!

  16. This is fantastic! I love the open shelving.. Thank you for sharing!

  17. I love this!! I want to do a piece that is white with a dark stain top, I just haven’t found the perfect piece yet.

  18. Oh, my gosh. You have inspired me to hit the thrift store today. Awesome.

    Thanks for linking up at Moms by Heart 😉

  19. Great Makeover! Where did you get those great letters, like the C in this post> Love them!

  20. THis is gorgeous! I love how it looks! You did a fabulous job:)

  21. Beautiful and well done. It’s a great piece and is now even better. You were spot on to see it’s potential and executed it wonderfully.

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