Antique Buffet Extreme Makeover

WOW…this is by far the largest project I’ve ever tackled!  I purchased this antique buffet for $90.00 several months ago and she’s been taking up space waiting patiently for her turn to be revived.  She was in a sorry state, but after a good cleaning and a few repairs (thanks to the man of the house), she was ready for her extreme makeover.  I think we’ll call her Victoria (after my grandmother) because I think she’s so special.  

Here’s the breakdown of Victoria’s transformation and all the products I used ~

As you view the photos…keep in mind that Victoria was missing one knob on the top drawer so I purchased two different sets, clear glass and a more elaborate reflective glass. I would love your input regarding what set you prefer?


 The first thing I did was paint her with Old White Homemade Chalk Paint…she already looks better!
 The next step was to paint a layer of CeCe Caldwell’s Young Kansas Wheat.
 A closer view of the top drawer and it’s beautiful scroll detail.
 Originally I was going to just paint her grey and white but then I decided to be a little more bold.  Here I accented her with Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint.  This was the accessorizing jewels to her new outfit.
 I also wanted the scroll work to pop!
 Then I took a smooth damp cloth and rubbed her down to highlight all the edges and expose the white underneath.  I’m lov’n it!!!

Then I brought out the wax to age and protect her.  Using my ASCP waxing brush, I applied a mixture of clear and dark ASCP wax.  It gave her the richness and finishing touch I was hoping for.
 Closeup of the clear glass knob.
 Her pretty legs!
 Her Tiara!
 And she’s ready for the Royal Ball.

 Here’s a look at the reflective knobs closeup.
 So what do you think?  This one or the clear glass?  I like them both and can’t make up my mind.

Victoria will be up for sale in my booth at Furniture Affair this weekend.  She’s just too big for me to keep but I know she’ll find a loving home!

Sharing with:  Shabbilicious Party, A Creative Princess, Transformation Thursday, Creative Inspirations

Live Laugh Linky Thursday, Furniture Feature Friday, Liz Marie Blog, 2805 Potpourri Friday Party

Tickled Pink, Frugal Friday, Simply Creations, Weekend Warmth, Saturday Nite Special, Strut Your Stuff, Bouquet of Talent, Or So She Says, My Monday Muse

                          ” My entry into  2805’s Potpourri Friday Party    

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  1. Stunning! What more can I say?

  2. Beautifully revived! I’m sure she is so delighted with the new life you have given her! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration at Potpourri Friday.

    Thanks too for entering the $50 Amazon gift card giveaway sponsored by Appliances Online!

  3. This is a beautiful piece–love the 2 tone

  4. Oh….I love her! I am a sucker for this kind of buffet. I have one myself. This one is really unusual. I’d love it if you linked up at my weekly party. Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life.

  5. Beautiful piece, Judy! It would have had me at that beautiful detail. Love the legs. Victoria turned out so pretty and I love the colors you used.

  6. I am so glad that you chose these colors as I feel you really made a masterpiece! I love the finish with the white and grey and duckegg this is beautiful very artistic not just painted.

  7. I love the colors and the knobs. This piece is truly stunning. I love it!!


  8. Oh my gosh, I am so in love with this!

    I am hosting a Weekend Warmth party over at my blog and would love to have you share something!


  9. I like the clear glass knobs! Great job – she looks lovely.
    Do you use latex paint to make your own chalk paint? and I’m assuming it would still have the latex paint smell? i’ve had some people ask me aobut homemade chalk paint and I had these questions for you gals who make your own!

    • The clear knobs are my husband’s favorite too. I like them both but the majority are liking the reflective! 🙂 I actually use 100 percent acrylic paint (usually Behr) flat and low odor. I tried another brand of paint and it ended up in the garbage can. So, you really want to stick to high quality paint products. Hope this helps! Thanks ~ Judy

  10. Victoria turned our GORGEOUS!!! Great job and I like the reflective knobs best!

  11. That buffet was so dark and dreary before you gave her a makeover. She’s lovely now and I’m sure will soon be in a new home! ~ Maureen

  12. I wish I could find lovely pieces like that! And you made it even more stunning, one of a kind!

    • Thank you! Yeah, these pieces are far and few between. I just went by an auction tonight and came home empty handed. Just nothing worth staying for. Oh well…onward & upward, I’m sure there will be something next time! 🙂

  13. She looks so lovely with her duck egg blue accents. What an amazing transformation. I’m sure you’ll have no trouble finding a buyer to give her a new home. I’m your newest follower through GFC. Have a great weekend!

  14. Thank you for following my blog! I love your’s and am following you back 🙂 – I am a big fan of glass, and for what it is worth, I like the glass knobs!
    Linda Nortje

  15. That turned out really pretty. I especially like the details on the drawer.
    Thank you for following my blog. I am following back.

  16. Goodness!! This is just stunning!!


  17. Oh, this is amazing!! You did a fabulous job, and I love the colors. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you. 🙂

  18. Ooooh, nice! It looks a million times better!! I would love to have you stop by ‘Or so she says…’ and share your great ideas at the Saturday link party (runs until Tuesday night…tonight!) I hope to see you there!

  19. Oh wow Judy, Victoria is a true beauty. Amazing transformation.
    Thank you for linking up this week at Shabbilicious Friday. I’ll be featuring you this week.

    • Thank you so much for your sweet words! 🙂 And…I always enjoy your parties! I just joined this week’s party too but didn’t see the feature…are my eyes playing tricks on me? lol Don’t worry if you forgot…there will be plenty more opportunities I’m sure! 🙂

  20. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  21. Thanks for linking up on ‘Or so she says…’, hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of ‘Your Great Idea’.

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