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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Before & After: Dining Room Buffet

I found this dresser at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday and was delighted to find it was one of the half-off colors. For $40 I thought that it would be a great dresser for our bedroom. I don't usually like to spend more than $25 on something there, but hey, rules are made to be broken.

I decided that I didn't like the center cabinet and wanted that to be open for visible storage.

These knobs won't be staying on the piece, I'll be switching them out with some acrylic ones but they aren't here yet. I'm not done tablescaping yet, but it's a start at least. I'll probably play around for months until I'm happy. I'll be moving some of the pieces around the house once other projects are done so it won't be so cluttered. I have a crystal lamp sitting outside right now drying after I spray painted the base black. That will go on one of the corners. I'm excited for that.

Here are some of my crystal wine glasses courtesy of thrift stores. They are sitting on a silver tray that I also picked up at the thrift store.

This is the bottle of champagne that we popped after Kevan got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I think that it looks beautiful in my new champagne bucket cooler from last week. The coasters and champagne glasses are also from last week's thrifting.

How Pottery Barn does this look!! Wait until you see the before on it. Yet another piece that Kevan questioned my sanity for buying.

I'm super thrilled with how this turned out, it took a lot of priming, painting, sealing and time... but the end result is well worth it. It looks like a high end furniture piece in my formal dining room now. Once the kitchen is done and I can move everything off of my formal dining room table, I can show the before and after on that room.

This week I'll be posting another Before and After on a dresser in my bedroom, be sure to come back and check it out!

Thanks for checking out my latest Before and After! I'd love to hear your comments on it!


Teri said...

This is gorgeous! That black is so eye-catching. You're right - sometimes we have to blow our usual price ranges just a little. It was definitely worth it in this case! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment! I'm sure I will be back to yours very soon to see what gorgeous project you've cooked up next! :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

Lovely dresser! Great makeover and your vignette is coming along nicely.
You are good at this thrifting thing!

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

this is beautiful! great job!!!!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm not much help with our dining room color. The previous owner of our house was a painter and he used a custom mix in that room. It's a very interesting color - depending on the time of day, the color looks completely different. We love it!

Kirsty said...

Oh, what a steal! It looks great. Can't wait to see the subway tile in the kitchen!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Impressive transformations! Love how sleek that black paint turned out.

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