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olga
« on: September 12, 2008 05:04:54 PM »

My mom bought this complete piece of crap for 15 bucks from some lady. We had to drag it out of the lady's basement and drag it home, it's large and bulky, and heavy. It's made from very cheap materials, and is pretty much good for nothing. A million times my mom regreted lugging this thing to our already cluttered house.

I wanted to do something to help this buffet, and at the same time I needed to get more practice with different or new materials. For a long time I went back and forth on what to do with this monster, and finaly, after months of staring at it's uglyness I was inspired by an ad in Architectural Digest (I'll post it up if I ever find it).

The work on this thing took a long time, it was of course interupted by life, but slowly, little by little (with lots of help from my dad) I finished. Basically it's all just paint, and then I added the legs, which were in a previous life table legs, which we chopped and attached.

Hope you like!

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008 05:26:57 PM »

I want to make sweet love to your buffet!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008 05:32:29 PM »

Oh my jeebus! This so rawks!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008 05:34:18 PM »

Oh Wow!!


That is an Amazing transformation
Did you have to sand it down before painting and how many coats of paint did you need?
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ollieorange
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008 05:36:29 PM »

I love it! It compliments your artwork well! The legs work out wonderfully. Great work!
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olga
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008 05:38:28 PM »

Thank you guys!!!

I did have to sand it down, and I think I put 1 coat of primer and maybe 3-4 coats of the white, and 2 coats of black. It all depends on the kind of paint you use.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008 05:43:46 PM »

WOW indeed what a great way to see something good in something not so good! It's amazing what a difference paint can make and I love the legs I think all furniture looks better with legs LOL

Great job! Love it!
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008 06:26:51 PM »

Ohh wow!
So pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008 06:30:02 PM »

this is lovely! i would love to have something like this for my home. that is one hell of a make over. if i could click "this rocks" more than once i would.
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008 06:32:39 PM »

Holy crap you completed a miraculous transformation.  Great job!
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