I’m Shanna from Restoration Redoux, and I’m so excited to be Debbie’s new contributor!
Debbie’s blog was one of the first blogs I ever read, and she is one of the reasons I decided to become a blogger.
I am a stay at home mom to 3 adorable dogs, an ancient cat, and a crazy teenage daughter (learning to drive over the past few months is the reason I now look 10 years older). I run a furniture business from home, and I blog full-time. I’m a lover of yard sales, upcycling, and decorating on a budget.
Speaking of upcycling, I thought I would show you my newest makeover.
My client was looking for a sweet, retro TV console. While scoping-out Goodwill one day, I ran into this vintage buffet for a whopping $25!
Now it had seen better days — it was scuffed, dirty and had a plastic veneer top that was in rough shape (Please disregard the little white dog photo-bombing the shot). I loved the shape, and it still had the original hardware … so I loaded this crazy heavy buffet into the car, drove it to the shop, and off to work I went.
I started by cleaning off the years of dirt and grime. It was also pretty smelly inside, so I put some dryer sheets in the drawers and cabinets.
I then removed all of the hardware and used the bench grinder with a wire-wheel brush to remove the years of filth.
I then painted the whole piece with three coats of DIY ivory chalk-like paint. After the last coat was dry, I painted the inserts of the drawers and cabinet fronts with taupe paint.
Since my client’s home has blue accents, I decided to add a subtle pop of color to the piece, painting the inside of the drawers and cabinets blue also.
I taped-off the diamond and trim area with painter’s tape to get a nice, sharp line.
I then distressed the whole piece with a 100- and a 150-grit sanding block.
Next I went over the piece with Annie Sloan’s clear wax, and then I gave it a coat of dark wax to give it a more aged look.
I was really happy with how the piece transformed from a thrift store cast-off into a piece my clients are thrilled to have in their home!
Ooops! How did he get up there?
Thanks so much for having me over Debbie! I will see you next month!
If you would like to see more of my craft or furniture projects please visit me at the links down below!
Wow ! This is gorgeous !
Thank you Priscilla!
AWESOME makeover!! Love the color!
Thanks Martina! I have never done a beige on any of my pieces, so this was a change for me!
Beautiful! Love that you added the blue as an unexpected surprise.
Thank you Pat!
I love how this turned out, and that was an awesome find! 🙂
Thank you Dee! I know, with Goodwill you never know what you are going to find. They have raised their prices on so much of their furniture lately. I was shocked to get such a deal on it!
Great piece! Oh, love her pup…adorable sitting on the dresser!
Thank you Cindy! That is Charlie, he thinks he needs to help with everything!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
You really turned this piece into something special, Shanna! Great job!
Thank you so much Linda!
How fun that Shanna will be around here! She is so over the top talented. That is a gorgeous makeover, and looks nothing like the one before! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for the sweet words Miss Karen! Such a compliment coming from a rockstar painter like yourself!
Now that is one incredible make over.
Thank you Val!
Wow! That is one beautiful makeover!!!
Thank you Dee!
wow we what an awsome job i just love it the colors you used and the inside blue is lovely .You sure do great work 🙂
Thank you Linda!
Great Job! I noticed the little dog wanted to get in on the act.
Sat so well it looked like a little statue.
Thanks Stephanie! Charlie freezes like a statue if he thinks you are going to make him move or put him down. Sneeky little guy.
Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds
Absolutely ♥ the POP of color when you pull out a drawer or open a door! Simply gorgeous Shanna! xoxo
Thank you Clydia! You’re so sweet!
This turned out beautiful! I love the color inside as well!!!~~Angela
Thank you Angela! My client’s living room is ivory and tan with pops of blue accessories. I decided to have a fun surprise when they opened it. They are setting their tv on it.
Hard to believe it’s the same piece of furniture. Great makeover, and I love accessorizing with the cute dog! laurie
Thank you Laurie! My pups like to have a hand in everything I do!
What an awesome make-over!
Thank you Gail!
That is such a pretty makeover! I love her style. She does the prettiest paint makeover, this one was really neat. I love the two tone paint colors, and the color choice!!
Thank you sweet Shannon!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage
It’s a really beautiful piece! Great job Shanna!
What a great transformation! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Thank you so much Cindy!
Wow what a beautiful transformation. Gorgeous.
Thank you Kris!
You did an amazing job on the buffet. It is fantastic!!!! Love the color selections and the hidden pop of blue.
Thank you Kristi!
You really turned this piece into a treasure, Shanna. Love the color scheme and the surprise turquoise on the inside. I can see why your clients love it!
Thank you Miss Sharon!
Amy @ StowandTellU
It’s gorgeous and definitely has that retro feel. Love the aqua inside, too.
Thank you Miss Amy! You know me, I always have to throw in that pop of color!
Gorgeous! Love the idea of making the inside a totally different color!
Great Job! Love the pop of color!
Karen L Ploransky
Wow, it doesn’t even look remotely like the original–so beautiful, great job!
Turned out AMAZING as usual!! I can’t wait to have this in my house!!! Does Charlie come with it? 😉
It is a piece of art! Seriously, it is beautiful.
Pam @ House of Hawthornes
Holy cow, that is gorgeous! Love the two tone (three counting the drawers) look!
That’s a great transformation! Love how you used the blue on the interior!
Love how you did the drawers and inside blue, great job on it!
Cindy @ Applestone Cottage
Wonderful job, I love what you did here! You made it pop with the inserts.
And thanks for sharing this Debbie.
This is fantastic! I love the colors that you chose, and the retro style of the original piece works so perfectly for this look. What a great eye you have!
What a great transformation! I really love the surprise pop of color when you open the doors and drawers. Nice job! ~ Angie
I LOVE THIS!!! And have the perfect bedroom set that this would look great on!
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline
What a beautiful redo! I love your choice of colors and the accent color inside is such a great addition! Love it
Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.
Love, love, love!!! I must tell you I walk by the furniture like this, I’ve never been brave enough to redo it! I adore the surprise pop of blue inside this awesome TV console, it’s perfect!
I just saw this blog today for the first time. I love your work on this piece. Is there a recipe for your DIY chalk paint on another post somewhere? I’ve tried one recipe that just didn’t work at all. I’m looking for a less expensive way than buying the real stuff! Thanks.
Debbie @Dewdrop Gables
That piece turned out fabulous! I love the blue inside, and love seeing the dog photo-bomb a couple times! Such a cutie…