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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Buffet/tv console/dresser

Or ALL of the above.  So I found this piece at a local thrift store.  It's actually the bottom half of a china hutch.  I brought the whole thing home but decided fixing the top of the hutch wasn't really worth it, so I just worked on the bottom half. It was such a pretty piece and very sturdy and in pretty good shape, so all I really had to do was get my remix on, and so I did.
I love the little shell design on each door.  I knew that with the right paint color and sanding job this piece could have a whole new life, purpose and fit in a totally different kind of home.
So I'm pretty slack because my phone has been dropped like 99 times and the lense has these splotches on it but I'm too lazy (and cheap) to replace it or use my real camera.  So hopefully you can still see the masterpiece
Check out these killer knobs from World Market, my absolute favorite place to purchase knobs.

From the roadside to the inside

So my good friend Derrek text me and said "yo mama I picked up a solid wood table for you on the side of the road" Nope, he isn't Italian in case you were wondering.  Sounds a little something like Joey Tribiani would say.  He's actually southern, but anyways I love when my good friends love me enough to pick crap up off the side of the road.. I bet your friends don't do that for you. You should probably get better friends but I digress.  I'll be honest when I first brought this home I thought..... YUCK! No wonder why someone threw it out and left it for the vultures to take.  It was in some pretty rough shape.  Moldy looking spots and dirt upon dirt upon dirt.
See what I mean.
But when I finally got my wand out (the sander) and by me I mean my husband and began sanding the beauty underneath came shining through.  This piece was really in great condition, just a little sanding and painting and staining were in order.  It was very solid and therefore easy to work with.  I decided to paint the legs a fun aqua color and just stain and seal the top.
It was perfect square 30x30 and was perfect for it's new home.  A sweet grandma purchased this piece not 5 minutes after I posted it.  She watched her grandkids and had previously had a cheapy plastic kid table for them which was promptly destroyed.  Try destroying this beaut I say, it won't be so easy.  After all it withstood the severe conditions of being outside in the humid south for who knows how long before being rescued and remixed.