Jul 16, 2015

Our New Buffet...Before and After!

Hey ya'll, Hope someone might be reading this! I'm sure I have lost every reader I had! A year+ is a long time to go with out writing a single blog post! I have missed it so much...but life has been really crazy! As you may know my dad passed in May of 2014 and at that time I had no plan of stopping the blog, but was just taking some time to try and get back to doing some of the projects I wanted to possibly blog about...when more of life's stumbling blocks got in the way. 

My daughter's husband left the marriage...2 short weeks after their 3rd child was born.  This came as a complete shock for all of us...and a very rough year for my daughter. She and her 3 children moved in with us. This is a big change for my husband and I...as we have been empty nesters since 2006! While this has been a very rough year for our daughter...we are so very proud of her! She had been a stay at home mom for the last 3 years of her marriage, however she has a psychology degree, and has now gone back to school to get her masters. The plan is for her to stay here while she does that, and we can help her with the kids. She is doing VERY well after all she has been through!!
That being said... I have managed to accomplish a little here and there.  So I thought I would get back to this ole blog, and give it another go round. It is something I really do enjoy!! I miss you!

If you were following me before, you might remember this cabinet...I came upon at a yard sale while visiting my son in Arkansas a couple of years ago...yes...a couple of years ago for a mere $35.00! You can read about it HERE  I did manage to get it done this last year and thought I would show you the before and after! I am so happy with the way that it turned out!
Again here is the before pic...and yes that is a vice attached to the top...the piece was being used in a Garage!



...and here it is today...



My husband has admitted to me, that he was wrong..and that this piece was worth bringing home from Arkansas! The entire piece is solid oak...except for the 2 door panels where I have replaced the metal pieces that were in there when I found it, with wood. He did an amazing job, fixing the top piece...sanding it down to the bare wood, and doing some other repair work...filling the holes that were left from the big bolts used to secure the vice, etc.  I then stained it with this stain:




The base paint is Valspar, and the color is Stoney Point. I distressed it just a little bit...and then again used the same stain to antique it. I used contact paper on the inside shelves and drawers...and replaced the handles on the drawers...and painted the 2 original on the doors to match. The indside I left in it's original condition, I love how you can really see the age on the inside walls. The shelves I covered with contact paper in the pretty gray and white chevron pattern.



 Last but not least a picture to show you...as it stands here today in my kitchen.

If you have an interest in the shelves...I plan on doing a post in a few days about them...with close up pictures...so you can see how old they look, and how I achieved the look with brand new wood. Hope you come back and visit again. I am so happy to be back at blogging!

God Bless

20 comments:

  1. Nice to see you back, Sharon! As an infrequent blogger myself, I totally get how blogging needs to take a back seat to our very busy lives. You are wonderful parents to take in your daughter and her children during a very difficult time. I'm sure she couldn't do it without your help, and will be forever grateful to the 2 of you. And just think of all the special times you'll share with your grandchildren!

    Your buffet looks fabulous in your kitchen! I love the color you chose and the stain you used for the top. I'll be staining the seats of our kitchen chairs soon and I may use that same color. Thanks for sharing and welcome back to blogging!

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    2. Hi Vickie...Thank you for NOT forgetting about me!!

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  2. Sharon, that is so beautiful! I'm so glad you are back to blogging! I hope you will stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party Monday-Thursday!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much Karen for visiting me and the wonderful compliment. Also thank you for the invitation to link up to Something to talk about...which I did do! Wow! Lots of link ups! I am heading back there now...to visit some of them. Thank you again!

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  3. Absolutely stunning transformation!

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    1. Why thank you so much that's very sweet of you!

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  4. Hi Sharon, love your buffet transformation. Just gorgeous and the color is so pretty. I also read your post below and so sorry for the loss of your father. I understand this place in life too well. My prayers are with you. Take good care and be blessed. Hugs, cm

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by...and for leaving such a nice message! The loss of a parent is tough...no matter how old you are, or even how old they are. It's very difficult. Thank you ago so much again...you are very sweet!

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  5. Hi Sharon! New reader here. Welcome back to blogging. It definitely sounds like a whirlwind of events. Happy to see that your daughter is doing well. The buffet is wonderful!! Love the color of stain and how it pairs with the shelves. Thank you for linking up to Friday Favorites and I hope to see more of you.

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by...and for hosting Friday Favorites! You mentioned the stain...I used the same stain on both the cabinet and the shelves...but as I'm sure you know...oak and pine just do not accept the stain the same way! I like it much better on the oak! Thank you again for stopping!

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  6. Beautiful buffet! I love the color you painted it and the stained top! I'm pinning it!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and I am honored that you would pin it! Thank you, you are very sweet!

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  7. Welcome back! You came back with a bang! This is just gorgeous. I am sorry you have had such a tough year & glad your daughter is doing well. Thank you for linking up to Friday Favorites. I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this great project this week. It will be live Thursday evening. Hope you will share again! Michelle OurCraftyMom

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle, I am so honored! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  8. This is gorgeous! I'm going to feature you this week at Friday Favorites! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your masterpiece!

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    1. Thank you so very much Heather! I appreciate it so much, and thank you for hosting Friday Favorites!!

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  9. Sharon, Thanks so much for sharing your story and the wonderful Transformation. I will be featuring it at our Party on Monday. Its the Something To Talk About Link Party.
    Hugs,

    Karin
    www.artisbeauty.net

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  10. What a great transformation. It looks amazing.

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  11. Where is that rug from, love it and would like to purchase for my dining room, thanks!

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