Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My buffet bargain find

My hunt for a buffet/bar is over!

Buffets are so expensive at Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel and right now, I couldn't imagine spending those prices. Since getting all new barware from our wedding registry, we haven't had anywhere to display them. I have been looking for a nice bar for a long time and I finally found one at a garage sale last fall!

Our reaction pulling up to this garage sale was pretty funny! We felt as if we were in a horror movie out in the boonies. I asked the lady if she had any bigger furniture and she pointed out to her cow pasture towards this metal shed. I didn't get it? It didn't look like any place to put your nice furniture. I was imagining that it would look like Dexter's kill room inside, so I made Darrin come with me. After struggling with the massive metal door, we opened it and my buffet was starring at me! There were about four dressers and other junk in this shed. I saw the imperfections in the two pieces I took and all for $30 each! 

I knew the buffet would look nice stained... but that meant hard work for me. 
This was my project while staying at Darrin's Mom's in December, while we were waiting to move into our new house.

It was in pretty bad shape.
Maddie didn't like the fumes

A lot better, huh?!
Next: The reveal of the dresser. I've been staining it this week!


  1. What a transformation! I wish I had that kind of eye for a good thrifty find!

  2. This turned out amazing! Great find. And I love the pic of your dog, too cute~!

  3. The bar looks great, but it looks like you need to work on those empty bottles sitting on top of it!

  4. ha! Yeah we do need to work on that :)

  5. Your buffet looks great! Nice work! :)

    1. Thanks Sara! I wish I had all the great flee markets in my area, like you do! I'm yet to find one;)


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