I have been searching for the perfect piece of furniture for one of my Living Room walls for quite sometime.  I knew I wanted something that would provide storage, was old and cheap!  Not too tall of an order right?! vintage buffet Well, I finally found what I was looking for this past winter.  It’s perfect!  Large, but not too big… has great storage including a nice big drawer… and at $20, the price couldn’t have been better! missing trim on a vintage buffetThere was quite a bit of damage to the old buffet, like missing trim… damaged veneer on a vintage buffeetand a damaged top.  beautiful vintage hardware on old buffetBut, there is was so much good that there was no way I was passing it up… like these gorgeous tin pulls.  reattaching trim on a vintage buffetSome of the missing trim was in the drawer so it was an easy repair with a little wood glue and a few clampssanding down the veneer on the top of a vintage buffetI wanted a natural top for my new-to-me buffet so sanded the old finish off.  The top was veneer so I was careful not to sand down too far.  Homestead House Hemp Oil used to revive old veneer on a buffet topOnce the old finish was sanded off, the wood was very dry.  Two coats of Homestead House Hemp Oil and the wood was gorgeous.  I absolutely love how the top looks with just the Hemp Oil.  It is very reminiscent of a beautiful Swedish buffet.  Cream Ironstone and old books sit on wood buffet topThe old tin hardware was so incredible that I didn’t consider for a minute not reusing it.  vintage hardware reclaimed for updated sideboardThe remainder of the outside of the vintage buffet was painted with two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Plaster. Fusion Mineral Paint in Plaster on a vintage buffetPlaster is a creamy, milky, off-white.  I am so in love with this colour.  It looks incredible with the Homestead House Milk Paint I used on my dining tablecutom mix of Fusion Mineral Paint in Midnight Blue and Raw Silk inside of a vintage buffetWith the outside of the buffet looking like an old Swedish style piece, I made a custom mix in blue for the inside.  the inside of a vintage buffet painted a cutom mix of Fusion Mineral PaintThe striking blue was a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint in Midnight Blue and Raw Silkvintage buffet drawer filled with decoupaged old letters and cardsSince this piece is staying in my home (and I plan on having it for a VERY long time) I wanted to do something extra-special with it. Drop back on Tuesday next week and I will share how I turned the drawer into an heirloom.  beautiful Ironstone on old books

Ironstone soup tureen pre-war Japan on a buffet topold dirty, buffet recreated with Fusion Mineral Paint in Plaster This piece turned out even better than I could have imagined.  I could not love this buffet any more!  It is absolutely perfect for the space and my home.  ♥

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Transoform an old buffet with Fusion Mineral Paint in Plaster

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I have 4 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. Lisa, this is the perfect piece for your home! 😀 Look how lovely it looks with your chair. And that pop of blue? Awesome! Enjoy! Cynthia

    • Aww thanks so much Cynthia! I am absolutely loving it more than anything for a long time 😉 Hope your week is off to a great start!!

  2. Louise Skabar says:

    What a beautiful upcycle, love your work!

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