Thursday, February 12, 2015

Long Buffet/Desk



Last week I found this buffet/desk at the Flea Market and even though it is very large and heavy I brought it home. 

Before:



scratched and shiny top 
I thought it would look good with a natural top so I got out my hand sander and got to work.  To seal it I just used dark wax and a little hemp oil.  

I painted the base in Garlic Clove by Benjamin Moore ( made in to chalk paint of course) and I sealed and aged it with dark wax/hemp oil.  





New natural top and a candle holder made from firewood




Love the hardware














Natural Wood Top








42 comments:

  1. I have been looking for an entry table. This one you have is beautiful!! I have a wine rack with a tile top for my entry table currently. I keep thinking the thrifting Gods will lead to one.

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    1. Thanks Susan-it is a great large piece and l like the storage!

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  2. That looks GREAT - you did a fantastic job with that transformation - WOW!

    Well done, DD!

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    1. Thanks Michele-it was a fun piece to transform!

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  3. That turned out beautiful and I love the natural wood on top.

    Your home in candlelight is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Rue-the candle light was nice for a short time! I have a thing for natural tops and try to keep them that way as much as possible.

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  4. This is such a fabulous piece. I love the paint treatment you gave it!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-it is a pretty neat piece and very heavy!

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  5. Beautiful piece of furniture...love the legs!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-the legs are nice even though one of the legs has a wonky foot!

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  6. This a gorgeous piece and the touches you added make it even better. I adore the legs on this table

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-I think it turned out very nice too and I like the legs as well!

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  7. I love this...it looks like a totally different piece and I know that's the fun in working on it. Can I ask where you find this wax? The hardware is awesome as well. Where did that come from. Thank you in advance! :)

    Jane xx

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  8. Thank you Jane-I like it now too! I bought Annie Sloane dark wax from a local retail shop, but you can order it online too. The hardware came with the piece.

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  9. I absolutely love the base it is sitting on...it's unique :0) You did a lovely job on this piece! Well done!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry-it is a neat piece and would make a great table behind a sofa!

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  10. Oh wow Darrielle I love the makeover on this unusual piece. I think it looks so much better painted white - sorry but it reminded me of a coffin prior to it's makeover! LOL The hardware is gorgeous and so is the hemp oiled top.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista.

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    1. Thanks Marie-it was pretty scary before-I like the legs and the top so I brought it home. I think it sold already by way of Instagram!

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  11. You are so talented Darrielle! I love this piece. x Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I just have fun painting-call me crazy but I do!

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  12. Every piece you bring home and transform is my new favorite. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-it did turn out nice, but it is a very big piece!

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  13. What a fantastic find and AMAZING transformation! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-it was a good find and I do love how it turned out. FYI-still having troubles leaving comment for you on your blog-arghhh

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  14. Oh wow! I couldn't have disagreed with you on this transformation.... Every move you made to add a big of up-dating to it worked a 100% and its a piece really a piece to love.
    It really took on a unique look in all that you have given it, I have to agree with you dear, the hardware is fabulous and sometimes that's all it takes on a piece to the adding of all the rightness when a make over takes place.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-This is made by Thomasville so it is well made but was dated. I am glad I took the time to make is Fabulous again!

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  15. Your project turned out beautiful...great job

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    1. Thank you Debra-it is a nice piece now, but very large!

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  16. What a great find. I'm loving the legs. It looks a million times better than before.

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    1. Thanks Heather-I agree the legs are great and it does look nice now!

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    1. Thank you Camille-I think it turned out pretty too!

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  18. Beautiful job!! Love the natural top with the distressted paint and the gorgeous hardware!
    Thank you so much for linking up to Share Your Style.
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    XO Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara-I really like pieces with a wood top so I try to refinish them when I can.

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  19. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday! We are excited to be featuring you this week! :) Julie

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  20. Oh my goodness wonderful treasures. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop. You can link up through Sat midnight. xo

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  21. Quite the transformation! Such a beautiful piece - love what you did with it!

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    1. Thank you Draven-it was a fun piece to do!

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  22. This is gorgeous!! Featuring it Monday at YDTT! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Breanna-thanks for the feature!

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