March 22, 2012

The Story of the Buffet that Returned to Me

Just a quick share of a recently completed buffet.  Long story short--I saw this buffet at an estate sale.  I loved it.  I wanted it.  I ran straight to it when the line opened.  Someone had already claimed it.  It sold for $20. Yep, you heard read that right. 20 smackaroos.  Saddness took over me.  I was bummed...really bummed.

Fast forward a few months.  I had another buffet that I wasn't so in love with.  It really was a great sturdy piece, but it was very 50's retro style, which is great, it's just not my personal style.  It had moved between a couple of my booths and still hadn't sold.  Then, someone approached me and asked me if I would trade that buffet for another buffet they had AND a cedar wardrobe.  Umm...YES, most definitely YES...didn't even need to see the buffet.  But, when I did....oh, be still my was this one.  The same one from the estate sale.  I love it when God gives me good little surprises!

Let's just say it didn't look as good and chippy as it does in this picture (but I don't have a good before pic).  Let's also say that NONE of the drawers/doors worked properly.  Lucky me, I have a bit of skill with the power tools and I have a handy hubby and daddy who were happy to assist.  Needless to say, this piece turned out stunning in the end.  PS-did you know that you can use finishing wax to help drawers slide better...just rub it on the drawers and slides and it make it slide like butter (well, most of the time that is).

This piece went to Smith's where it didn't last too long.  Hopefully it has a good home somewhere now.  I'm guessing it's somewhere along the beach in a nice little cottage-y condo.

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Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Love it... would be so awesome in my future lake cottage!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Really...only $20? What an awesome deal. Would love to have you come by and enter my “coastal” giveaway…you can find it on my sidebar.


Debbiedoo's said...

This is a gorgeous piece and a wonderful color choice. Hope to see you later on for my newbie party.

Elisa said...

That's amazing - what a small world. Glad you got to work you magic on the one you wanted after all. It looks great!
home sweet nest

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great story of how you ended up with that piece and I love the finish you did to it. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Kim said...

It was meant to be yours. So happy you two found eachother again. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.