As promised! Here it is, My Pottery Barn inspired buffet cabinet!
This is the 2nd roadkill rescue I’ve had lately! My handsome Mr. just found me another one the other day too…(which I’ll show you later!) I have been saving furniture all over the place!
little HUGE guy was on its way to the dump after my neighbor’s yard sale showed no signs of a new home for him. I stopped my truck as she was putting everything away and hopped out.
The sweet lady saw me kneel down to open the cabinet door and said
“If you want that thing, you can HAVE it!” dripping with sarcasm…
I felt bad (only for a minute) to just TAKE this from her so I asked…
“oh, no I can’t do that. How much do you want for it??”
She responded exactly how I hoped with..
“Oh dear, it’s been in my garage for years. I’ll have my son load it in your truck. Oh and here are some (like 10!) toy trucks for your boys!”
What the what??!?! OKAY!!!! DEAL! Scoooore!!!!
She must have seen the Hallelujah choir singing behind me as I lit up with excitement! She smiled sweetly and went inside to get her son. I was ecstatic to say the least.
I sanded it down and removed the hardware. My lil sis, Jodi helped me hand paint it. I used one of these handy little do-ma-floch-ees (actual technical term) for most of it. It worked like a dream on the flat surfaces. Have you tried these on furniture? You must!
I used Ace Hardware’s Royal paint in “Cannon ball” to paint 2 coats. Then once it dried completely, I used a 120 grit sheet of sandpaper to distress the areas I wanted the wood color to show through.
I added some pulls I had removed from my son’s nursery dresser! I really like how it looks on this piece.
I love this little spring vignette going on.