My Resale Shop Before & After

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I know I have already posted a before & after of my new kitchen buffet I found, but I thought I would do a post to tell you the story behind this adorable piece of furniture including more pics & an explanation on how I transformed it!

I think for now…its my favorite piece in the whole house!

And if that isn’t reason enough….
Thrify Decor Chick is hosting a Before & After linky party & I wanted to participate! 🙂
So many of you know I recently remodeled my kitchen by painting all of the cabinets, replacing my countertops, and installing a new kitchen sink & faucet. After finishing this huge project, I wanted to also wanted to re-vamp my dining area. I purchased a new round pedestal dining room table & chairs on craigslist for $100 & found the CUTEST buffet at a local resale shop in our little hometown.
And there is sat in all of its LOVELINESS…
Outside on the sidewalk in front of the resale shop
 Even with all the other furniture beside it & piled on top of it I knew…
The only problem….there was no price listed on it!
And I was scared…REALLY scared..because this resale shop is known for its high prices!
What would I do if the owner wanted hundreds of dollars for it?

 I wanted it sooo bad!

So I got up some courage & went in to inquire…
I almost fell over dead when he replied…
“Sixty dollars!”
WOO HOO!!…Momma’s got a new buffet!!!
It was 5 minutes before closing & I wanted to go home and do some measuring to make sure this little beauty was going to fit in the space I had in mind…I asked the owner if he would hold it for me til the next morning & he said “Yes!”
 So after some measuring & some assistance from my dad’s
pick-up truck…it now sat in my kitchen!
 I heart all the details on this buffet….all of the curves & cut-outs, the hardware, and I sooo LOVE the feet!
Here is an up close of the cut-outs & hardware on the drawers. The finish looks a little rough in this pic, because I had already started sanding at this point. I hadn’t had this thing home an hour and was already sanding & getting it ready for it first coat of primer.
  • So I sanded all of the surfaces of the buffet with an all-purpose sandpaper.
  • Removed all of the hardware, and gave it one coat of KILZ2 primer.
  • I then used 3 coats of a semi-gloss latex paint to finish the project (this is the same primer & paint I used for my kitchen cabinets.)  
  • I used a 3 inch foam paint roller to do the biggest part the painting on this piece, but did have to use a brush to do the feet & cover some of the smaller details of the buffet.

After a little bit of paint & some good ole fashion elbow grease, my buffet now looks like this…

 I just LOVE it!
What do you all think? I would  love to hear your feedback! You can leave a comment underneath this post or contact me by email!
So, that’s my “Before & After” post…hope you enjoyed!
You can check out more “Before & Afters” at the Thrify Decor Chick Linky party…

I am also linking this post up with the CSI project for their “The Color White” challenge for this week…
Check it out:


Also linking up at Finding Fabulous for their Frugalicious Friday linky party…

and one last link up….

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  1. I am drooling! $60?! I would’ve fallen over too. You made it look amazing!

  2. What a bargain! You’re much braver than I about painting wood. Beautiful job!


  3. What a beautiful piece of furniture! And sixty dollars?! Awesome!!

  4. Wow! You really got a deal there. I love what you have done with it, it looks gorgeous!

  5. The cream colored paint really brightens the piece up and modernizes it. I especially love the way it now highlights the curvy lines and the hardware. The other great thing about a piece of furniture like this one is that when you get tired of it in your diningroom, you’ll be able to use it in another room.

  6. Oh I just love it, and the lamp too!

  7. LOVE it! Great find!! Seriously, so much character in that piece. You should link up to this week’s CSI project- I think the theme is “all white” projects. I’m sure you’d do great 🙂

  8. It looks beautiful! You did such a great job 🙂 I am still looking for something like this for my upstairs hallway. I’m visiting from TDC’s before and after party 🙂

  9. what an amazing piece!

    and i just LOVe it painted white. thanks for sharing.

    visiting from the csi project.

  10. I am visiting from the CSI. I am enteries number 86, 87, 88 and 89.
    I love chippy paint.

    I LOVE the curves on that dresser. What an awesome transformation.

    Cheri from and

  11. What a Deal!! Don’t you just love it when you happen upon deals like these? I think it’s perfect. I love the way you decorated around it. I found you through TDC Before and After.
    Happy New Year.

  12. YUM! I would have snarfed her up in a heartbeat too! Your transformation is perfect!

  13. I would have walked right past that piece of furniture before. You really made it look fantastic!!! I love it!

  14. This really looks great! Nice job on the transformation.

  15. What a a steal! It turned out so nicely and looks great in white!

  16. Beautiful piece you scored! It’s just lovely now all cream’ified.

  17. This has just inspired me I was given a lot of old furniture with my house whcih I have stored and have only now just got the courage to repaint them. I have already done a coffee table which can be seen on my blog and this weekend I will be attemping a mahogony lamp table hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours.

    Lisa 🙂

  18. Great Job! $60 is a great price for that!! You could not turn that down!!

  19. love the table . you did a great job.

  20. Lovely! Makes me want to paint my buffet I showed in my redo now

  21. gorgeous gorgeous detailing…and bargain too whoohoo!

  22. It’s beautiful Tonya…I just love it! Awesome price too! ~Deb~

  23. Great job! Did one just like yours, they turn out so pretty in white. If interested check mine out
    Kristy @ 4 the love of wood

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