You are in for a real treat!
I am so excited to show you all the changes and you will see the domino effect of what $50 did in my home.
I will entice you to stay awhile by showing you the final outcome!
Okay, here is the back story...I went to an auction and spent $50 on this 6 1/2 foot buffet!
No, I didn't realize that it was that big!
It had so much character but had seen it's better days. Someone had tried to strip it and left the finish less than desirable. But I knew that I was going to paint it anyway. What I had not counted on is that the stripper residue even after a good cleaning caused the Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint to crackle.
Actually after a second coat, I really liked the crackle effect. I also sanded the top and stained it dark walnut.
I loved the finished buffet and didn't want to sell it because that is what I was initially going to do with it! I had been wanting one of these for a very long time and really don't have the space for it.
My sweet hubby is a problem solver and suggested that we get rid of this computer armoire that isn't all that old and was expensive...
There is a desk top computer in this that we don't use. Also it is placed in an alcove that would look great for the buffet...BUT...
The buffet is 2 1/2 inches longer than the alcove! Hubby suggested yet another solution.
Move this hutch...
from our dining room to the alcove and place the buffet in its place!
Bingo ~ domino effect!
So now the hutch is in the study and I will show you more on that in a later post. Out with the parsons chair and in with the beautiful new buffet...
The next issue was what to place above the buffet. As luck would have it, last week I got a huge old ornate frame with an (ugly) print for FREE at a garage sale. They must have thought, who would want to buy this?
What did I do? I painted the frame in AS Old White Chalk Paint and then painted the cardboard picture with black chalkboard paint. Now I have a fun piece to do some chalk art on!
I literally only spent $50. I already had all the paint. So it all has come together and after shopping my own home, I only have to now find a buyer for my computer armoire!These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
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