Begging For A Facelift

If ever there was a need for a facelift, this buffet was it!   It still had it’s shape but needed a little nip and tuck to bring back a desired appeal.


SAM_3726This little lady had yellowed over the years and while I was cleaning it, the stain was just wiping right off on to my rag.  She was looking a tad worn out.  Hmm…what could I do to fix that?


SAM_4409I went with my version of homemade chalk paint in a similar color to duck egg blue.  She was given a couple of coats before bringing out the power sander.  I have been using a Makita Finishing Sander and usually use 60 grit sandpaper for most projects.  The link will take you to the one I own from Home Depot however, I recommend that you don’t buy the one with the bag attachment.  It sounds like a great concept but it leaves puncture holes in the bottom of your sandpaper and they show up on your furniture pieces.  I never use the bag.



SAM_4408Loads of storage options with cupboards on each side plus plenty of drawer space.  I can just picture a beautiful display of desserts across the top at a family gathering!


SAM_4401Having a highly distressed furniture piece in your home is not for everyone but I LOVE to mix and match and I think a piece like this adds interest and character to a space.

SAM_4410So there you have it…she’s good as new.  All it took was a trip to the “Paint Doctor” for a tiny enhancement!  Haha!



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  1. What a beautiful piece, Judy! Love the color and the distressing you did. Great hardware on this buffet. I’d love to find something like this for my booth for display purposes.

    • Ooo…it would make a beautiful display piece. You’ll have to keep an eye out for one! I lucked out on the hardware, it was all in perfect condition! Thanks so much! HUGS!!!

  2. I love how well the distressed look goes with that piece! I don’t usually go for quite that much distressing but it is totally awesome on that piece – very well done!

    • Thanks so much Jill. I’m really not known for the highly distressed pieces but they sure are fun to do! I LOVE running that power sander! lol

  3. Love that color! Great outcome! I never use my bag on my sander either.

    • Thanks so much Lynn! Glad to hear I’m not the only one. Who needs a clean work space anyway? lol It just wouldn’t be the same without all the mess! 🙂

  4. This is a gorgeous piece, love all its curves and lines. Lovely transformation and color.


    • Thanks Cynthia! It was in really rough shape when I brought it home, it’s amazing how painting can cover up all the imperfections. Ugly to pretty in the blink of an eye! 🙂

  5. Lovely!! Great work!!

  6. LOVE this piece of furniture! You did an amazing job! Life to the full! Melissa

  7. When I saw the first photo, I initially thought it was the “before” and couldn’t figure out how it needed to be redone. But now I see the difference, it’s awesome!!

    (and I love that basket on top too)

    • That’s funny!!! Thanks so much…oh, and I love that basket too. I’ve had it for years and had to empty out all the decorating magazines so I could use it for this pic! Blessings ~ Judy

  8. You’ve really improved that piece. I can’t imagine how you wouldn’t use a bag on your sander, though? Fine particles are the absolute worst for your lungs so at least I hope you use a face mask.

    • Thanks so much Julie! We have a whole box of masks on standby just for such an occasion! 🙂 Have a GREAT weekend! ~ Judy

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