Have I teased you long enough about the recent buffet/server makeover?
The server was a typical 1970’s piece featuring dark and dated wood. I found the heavy Thomasville buffet at a thrift store for a great price. The dimensions were perfect for use as an island in my tiny kitchen.
Here is the “BEFORE” shot:
Are you ready for the “AFTER”?
The original hardware was polished up just a bit and reinstalled. Both Mr. Décor and myself really like it.
As I said on Monday I opted not to distress the piece. Given that it only has a dark wax finish distressing will come naturally over time.
I adore how the wax settled into all the nooks and crannies of the wood. It provided the time transport I was seeking ~ 1970 became 1870.
There are plans for the back of the piece.
Here’s a bit of inspirational bliss of what I have in mind:
You’ll also soon see what has been placed in the open areas.
I'll give you a hint.
There were a few readers that were not in favor of me painting the piece and wanted it to stay like this:
I wonder if they have changed their minds?
For the step by step process, color inspiration and all products used you can read this post.
What have you transformed lately?