Monday, October 24, 2011

...one last dining room piece to share.



This past summer, I was given this dresser that belonged to my Aunt Jean. Sadly, at age 80, she passed away. Her family invited everyone to come to her home and take what they might like. I saw this dresser {that had one broken drawer front}, and knew right away that I could turn it into a buffet for my dining room. Here's a before...
I used a palm sander on the top of the dresser, sanding down to the bare wood. Then I applied 3 coats of clear poly to the top - no stain, as I wanted the top to be light. The hubs cut a piece of wood (also only applied clear poly)and fit it into the top space where there used to be a drawer.
My favorite part is the beautiful wood grain that shows through on the top surface.
The bottom of the dresser was lightly sanded and painted with two coats of satin black paint. As a final step, I coated with the clear poly.
I really love the way this dresser, now buffet, turned out. I hope my Aunt Jean is looking down from heaven with a smile on her face. I believe she would be so happy to see it in my dining room. It holds all of my table cloths, placemats & napkins - the added storage is awesome!

I'm linking up to Metamorphosis Monday @Between Naps on the Porch.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you're enjoying this Fall season.
hugs, patti

9 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

WOW!!! I love how the piece of furniture turned out!!! that looks great!!!!

Mara... said...

This is absolutely beautiful Patti!! It turned out great. I love the glass jars on top, too.

artfuldelight said...

WOW, gorgeous dresser!! You did a fabulous job!! :-)

Jamilie said...

Just gorgeous Patti! You did a fabulous job!!! I hate sanding! lol..

JanR said...

Wow, wow, wow, that is absolutely awesome! I would never have guessed that it used to be a dresser.

April said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! What great vision to convert it like that.
I love the name of your blog--that's one of my brother's favorite sayings. :)

Happy MM!
~april

A Vintage Green said...

Good to bring a family piece back to usefulness, and so beautifully. Following you now and putting your blog under my Creates... list.
- Joy

Bethany Crowell said...

Brilliant, Patti! Love how you repurposed this dresser...it looks fab!

~jan said...

What a lovely piece, Patti! Im sure your Aunt Jean is smiling and thinking how clever her niece is! :)