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Tuesday, July 21

Dresser to Buffet Repurpose Project

Well, you know that DH and I love to give new life to tired or discarded item. We found this dresser at a yard sale for $1......yes, you heard me....for $1. Somehow doofus me either lost or didn't take the before pic. :::Sigh::: But it was just a plain old drab brown dresser with these rather large wooden knobs. Ugh!! We have been needing a buffet in our dining room.

Hmmmm......let's see what we can do. Handyman hubbs took off the top and re-glued the crack and sanded it all down. I opened the paint cabinet and found my "I can make anything look better" gallon of black paint. I have been watching HGTV like a pro now....and decided to try out something I learned. I got out my mini paint roller....it's cute.....like maybe 4 inches long. I thought it would make painting the drawer fronts easier without brush lines. Boy did it ever. It was the quickest, smoothest paint job I have ever done. I ended up using the mini roller for the entire piece!! Worked great. I put on 3 coats of black paint and voila......a brand new buffet. Now, what to do about the knobs......a) I did NOT like the wooden ones, b) 1 was missing, c) they just screamed bedroom dresser, d) I really wanted faceted glass ones.....but have you PRICED knobs?? It is ridiculous......several dollars a piece and I need 16. My $1 bargain would be totally lost. Hmmmmm Enter hubs.....he bought a BAG of knobs at a yard sale for $5. There were like 50 in there. Wonder of wonders, there were 20+ knobs that matched and I even liked them. So, I figure between the price of the dresser ($1) the amount of paint used ($3) and using the knobs ($2) for the bargain basement price of $6.....we have a new custom buffet. Yippee!! I am happy.








6 comments:

Tammy D said...

Very nice job you two.

Robin said...

WOW! Simply amazing job on this...you could be working at HGTV:) Those knobs are absolutely perfect with your black color and what stunning results!!

Diann said...

You & John are the "repurpose" pros! I love your new buffet and you should be most proud of this project...way to go! Diann

Julie Ann Grakowsky said...

Wow! This looks great, Shelly! I'm sure you'll be able to get a lot of usage out of it with all the storage space, too. And besides that, it's Wonderful!!

Autumn said...

Girl, can you come over sometime and get me started on some refinishing projects! Seriously!!! ;0 These are my favorite posts of yours!
~ Autumn

Henry said...

Beautiful Buffets are available at Spacify. You must have a look...They are stylish and durable.