On one of my lunch break trips to the DI, I spotted this extremely large vintage buffet/sideboard. She was very used up and smelled like..well..like a thrift store. For $25, I saw the potential in her and decided she just needed to be prettied up and loved again.
This was definitely stored in someone's dark and creepy basement or garage because I found tons of creepy crawly homes. Ugghh... I hate spiders...
|Don't you just love these handles?|
This was a great solid piece and I couldn't get all the deep dents on the top sanded away with just my sand block. So Mr. S and I took a trip down to Lowes and bought a DeWalt electric sander. Yay! Another "Investment Tool".
Make sure you use a dust mask and goggles when using a sander, this stuff gets messy!
Here's what it looked like sanded down. It was so smooth! I just lightly sanded the rest of the buffet down with the block since I decided I was going to antique it after painting. I wanted to highlight all the perfect imperfections in the woodwork.
I applied some Brass-o on the hardware and wiped away all the tarnish and gunk. Ewww... See the difference? By the way, make sure if you use Brass-o, to be in a very ventilated area. This stuff will make you cough and gag - it's pretty smelly!
My garage became a crazy cramped mess after painting on my Glidden (Primer + Paint) Granny Smith Apple paint. I promise it's all cleaned up now!
All sparkly and new!
I added a touch of French Country...
Magnifique! So, did it fit in my dining room? Nope! It was too deep for the space. What to do... what to do... *Light bulb moment!*
Ever since I met Nichole and Shaun, owners of Tookiloo (my fave high-end consignment store in downtown Ogden) and one of my insurance clients (Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you, I lead a double life - Insurance Agent by day, savior of neglected furniture by night!), I had been toying around with the idea of consigning some of my work out. I figured, I spent very little money on this, what do I have to lose? I had some help from Mr. S and his brother hauling it over to the store, signed a contract and hoped for the best!
A week and half later: SOLD!!! Unreal!! I get to make money while doing something I love?! How great is that? A word of advice for those who want to consign: Go for it! Head first, right into the water!
If you happen to be in the area, check out Tookiloo. They're at 2246 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT - on the east side of the road. I looooove this store!
A look at next week's post: $300 asking price..SOLD for $15!!!! My new dining set.