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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