Stock Farm Buffet

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I thought that I had bit off more than I could chew with this one.  My sweet man even thought this one might end up in the fireplace as kindling.  But as luck would have it, we saved it!

Here's how we transformed this ugly duckling into one of my favorite pieces of furniture yet!

See what I mean?  The back was literally falling apart, the top was held on by nails and you didn't dare lean on it for fear it would topple over and completely fall apart.  It was bad!

My best friend/handyman/best guy I know took it apart and with wood glue & screws put this thing back together again.  Added some bracing, beadboard & shelving to finish it off.

Now the fun part {for me anyway} deciding what to do with it!  I used to paint everything black.  I haven't done that in a long time and figured it would hide a lot of imperfections with all the bracing we had to do on this buffet/dresser/side table so black it is!

After two coats of black I turned my attention to the top.  If you've read my blog for very long you know how much I love typography.  I can't stand to see raw wood not painted {sometimes there is an exception} and I can't not paint something on top!

I looked around the Graphic's Fairy {I so love her site} but couldn't find anything that really spoke to me other than frenchy images.  I really wanted this one to be more "country" if you know what I mean.  So I found some vintage {1800's} invoices that were from hog/chicken/cattle farmers.  Changed it up a bit and came up with this...

The original invoice was actually dated 1896 and was from a breeder in Tennessee.  

After several coats of sealer this is what we got from that ugly old dresser.

And here's a closer look at the top and hardware.  I drooled over this hardware!  I wanted this because of the hardware. LOL

Just so you know, I wanted to keep this one bad.  I even thought out a rational reason why we should keep it and had my story all ready.  However, it was shot down because we have no room and where I wanted to put it would have broken up our matching dining room set.  I guess he didn't hear me when I said matchy matchy is so out of style these days!

However, he saw my troubled expression and agreed that if it didn't sell within the consignment time frame at the Depot then I can bring him home!  So, is it weird that I'm hoping it doesn't sell?
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UPDATE:  It sold in two days!

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  1. You are amazing. Your style is great and workmanship is awesome!

  2. I hope for your sake it doesn't sell! It turned out amazing!

  3. Oh I Love it!!!! I totally had to pin it too....wonderful,wonderful job!!!!!! :)

  4. I'm you're newest folower and I love what you have done. I love pigs so this really spoke to me, lol! So glad you stopped by so that I could check you out. There so many wonderful blogs out there and not enough time...Nice meeting you!

  5. I am so impressed! I hope it doesn't sell but I would highly suggest dropping a hint or two to that man of would be a great Valentine's Day gift! ;)

  6. You are such a magician! I'm pretty sure I would have chunked that guy from the start but I LOVE what you did with it. You can forget about will sell!

  7. What a transformation! That is an awesome piece! So glad to be following you, love seeing what you create! Fingers crossed you take it home!
    Cheers ~ Mary

  8. I'm so glad I found your blog! You have done some amazing make-overs. I've really enjoyed my visit here and have become one of your newest followers. Looking forward to following all your creative make-overs. Enjoy your day, Gail

  9. Wow!! You are amazing! I would have wanted to keep it too!

  10. It turned out wonderful I love it, and I do the same thing put something in my booth and hope it doesn't sell. lol

  11. This is amazing! I love it! Did it have drawers originally? I love the baskets and shelves. I've got to have this!

  12. You have no idea how much I love this thing. Maybe it's the farm girl in me. I have to pass it on to my other farm girl friends who are into upcycling!!!!

  13. featuring this at the party tonight!

  14. That is really cute. Black was a good choice.

  15. Wow, what a fabulous piece! It would have been hard for me to let that piece go. I know....we can't keep everything.
    I'm happy to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

  16. Just adorable. I would have bought this in a heartbeat! The hardware really works great with the top! FABULOUS!!

  17. Ok, so I found you from Kammy's Korner. I'm your newest follower! This is a.dor.a.ble!

  18. THAT... is awesome! Gonna snoop around in the morning on your blog for more typography.


  19. Wow! You really saved that piece and gave it a whole new life. love it!

  20. Love that re-do SO MUCH! Anything with farm animals always gets me. :)

    Erin @ Carolina Country Living
    (visiting from Transformation Thursday - link #122)

  21. oh WOW!!!! now that is awesome! i adore this!

  22. This is FLIPPIN' SICK! Pllllease come steal the show at my partaaayyyy!
    LURV it!

  23. What a cool piece. I love it's country cool chic look. Super duper job girl!

  24. Clydia, I love it! What an amazing transformation to even attempt! You guys worked a miracle. Pinned. :)

    1. Jen, thank you so much for pinning it! xoxo

  25. Clydia, I LOVE this dresser! It would fit right in at my house! LOVE, love, love it!!
    xo Julie


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