Tuesday, April 29, 2014

From Shabby "Sheek" to Rustic Chic: Empire Style Buffet

I picked up this beast off of Craigslist. It was listed as "Shabby Sheek Buffet". Really. I mean, if you are going to sell something on Craig, please, PLEASE spell things correctly. I've seen every version of chic on Craigslist: sheek, cheek, chick, shiek. It drives me NUTS.

Anyway, here is how he came to me. He's massive.



The veneer had been pulled off both doors and there were huge divots out of the wood. My father in law sanded those down and filled in the larger holes. The middle section had a door at one point, but it was missing when it came to me. I turned this from "sheek" to distinguished.











I second guessed myself a lot when painting this one. Should I leave the drawers wood? Huge thank you to Kirsten from White Butterfly Furniture for putting up with all of my questions and texts. I'm really happy with how it turned out. He will be at Carver Junk Company this Saturday!

~Allison

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6 comments:

Kirsty said...

I LOVE this. And you! -K

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how pretty! I love the choice of blue of course and it works beautifully with the rich wood tones. Those center drawers are very cool. Love it!

Christine Freeman said...

Oh, my!
Talk about a shining example of something getting a 2nd life!
It was hardly worth a 2nd look when you picked it up.
I am (as usual) very impressed! :)

Melanie, LostandFoundDecor.com said...

It's beautiful! I like the color a lot. My favorite Craigslist misspell is when people list a "Chester Drawers" for sale. Lol. Have you ever seen that?

Jennifer L. said...

Great job! Very handsome piece.

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

I love the color you used and the finish you gave it - not overly distressed, just right. Beautiful!
Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
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