Monday, September 2, 2013

Just Add Legs: Empire Style Buffet

Oh how I loved this piece the minute I saw it. For $10, I couldn't pass it up even though it had some height challenges. Picture this without legs...it came up to my mid thigh.



It also came with one side missing trim on the bottom and try as I might, I couldn't find a similar piece. So my father-in-law went to a local lumber yard and found something that would work well. He cut the pieces so that I could attach them with brads and glue.



I added 9" legs from Home Depot. Strangely enough, this piece already had the leg plate attachments, so at one point, this had legs original legs.

I know I do two toned pieces a lot. Here's why: when there is actually something good left on these old pieces that have been mistreated, I want to preserve what is there. There are not many companies that make furniture like they use to.

So here's my latest two-tone piece:















Now it comes up to my waist...perfect buffet height!

~Allison

13 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Good job and good choice on the legs, looks like they were meant to be there.

Kirby Carespodi said...

I love the two-tone, as well. This looks great!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those fluted details on the side- swoon! great color!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Just beautiful! Was it milk paint you used? Lovely colour!

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

That is a lovely colour and a great makeover.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful makeover!! Stopped over from WUW.

Kristen Soderberg said...

I just love how this turned out! Hi from your newest follower on GFC, Facebook and pinterest! Hope you can stop by a fellow junker's blog as well :) - we are having a linky party, and this would be a great project to link up! Below is the link! Oh, by the way, I found you over at DIY by designs party! See you soon!
http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/09/wonderful-wednesdays-link-up-4-with.html

Christine Freeman said...

I really like your two-toned pieces. In particular, when you just restore the top. I also always like how you distress. No leopard skin patches on your work! I think you do a beautiful job. This is a really gorgeous piece -- then and now.

Molly said...

can't imagine this beauty without legs lol, it looks great!! :)
Thanks for sharing.

I'm your newest follower, when you get the chance come visit my blog.
Molly

michele said...

so adorable and charming.

hope you'll visit me back.

michele
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

It's so lovely, great addition of legs. Love the colour and te refinished top.
Fiona x

Soupy said...

Looks gorgeous, as usual, my girl :)

Traci Wade said...

Hi Allison, I love your blog. I am a new linky follower and I followed you. I wanted to let you know and ask if you would follow me back at inspiringhomestyle. Since I am new, I am not real sure where I am supposed to leave you a message that I followed you. If I did it incorrectly, please let me know for I am trying to learn! Thank you!