Thursday, July 11, 2013

She Already Has A Paintbrush... give this lady a hand for the wonderful authentically vintage look she gave to this...vintage piece!   

Meet Bev of "Give Me A Paintbrush"She is one of the rare ones...she stumbled upon the world of DIY while browsing Pinterest and jumped right in!   Now, she is hooked on it! (She's rare because she didn't just pin stuff, she did stuff, too!  Unlike me, who has a pin/do ratio of 75:1.  Yay, Bev!)

Bev came across this piece of furniture and though she's not quite sure what it's former use was, she decided to reinvent it as a farmhouse buffet.  She could easily picture it serving several purposes, from extra storage for linens, silverware, etc., to a place to set out pies to cool. 

Here's the before...

Isn't that a cool piece?  

First Bev sanded some rough spots down so they were smooth to the touch being sure to not take away from the history of the piece.  She also decided to leave the wooden wheels with the original casters in tact. 
She used a home made chalk paint for a base coat followed by Miss Mustard Seed's Luckett's Green.  That really brought new life to this unique buffet.  When Bev bought it at a local auction it had no hardware, so she added the black handles.   The bottom drawer was missing, so she decided to make that an open shelf.  The final step was waxing the buffet to a nice shine.  
Let's take a gander at this farmhouse buffet now...
It really is a beautiful and unique piece of furniture!  I love how the colors Bev chose really tie into the age of the piece.  It looks like it could have always been that color scheme and the handles stay true to the age, too.  Well, done!
Be sure and  check out her Facebook page, too! Give her a "like" and let her know you saw her here! That's one of the great things about all of our furniture flippers and furniture flippin' friends, we are great at encouraging one another! 

Thanks Bev for sharing your furniture flip!

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