Monday, March 10, 2014

Wood You Look At That!

This poor buffet needed a ton of work done to it when Susan from Shoppe La La found it.  

It was missing a front leg so the remaining one was removed.  Luckily, the piece is sturdy enough that four legs suits it just fine.

 










The top of the buffet was in such horrible condition that the only thing they could do is break out the tools and remove all the damaged wood.  They pulled the veneer off and Susan liked the boards underneath so she decided to leave them exposed and stain them.

After all of the woodworking was complete, Susan chose Old Town Paints in the colors Sterling for the body and Vintage White on the details.  

Look!  It's a furniture selfie!  Remind me to put that pic on Twitter.  We'll see if we can't beat out Ellen's Oscar pic for most retweets. 

This gorgeous buffet was quickly sold and here it is pictured in it's new home...

I love that top.  Great choice in staining it Susan! The colors she chose really bring out the details in it, too.

Shoppe La La is located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and they are a proud distributor of Old Town Paints.  You can meet Susan and check out more of her work on her Shoppe La La Facebook page.  Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.   

Thanks so much Susan for sharing your fantastic furniture flip!

Dear readers, do you have a piece of furniture you want to make over but don't quite know what you want to do to it, email me photos of it to furnitureflippin@yahoo.com .  I'll share it with our super talented group of Furniture Flippers and they'll give you their advice.  Then once you are finished with your flip, contact me and we'll do a follow up feature on it right here.
See you tomorrow! 
~ Stephanie

22 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous.

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    1. Who would have thought the top would be so beautiful under that bad veneer! ;-)

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  2. Love this stunning make-over. This is what Old Town Paints is all about....re-creating, saving, giving new life, and rescuing curb-side and garage finds.

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    1. I think I will have to give that paint a try! ;-)

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    1. I agree! The details really stand out now. They were lost before.

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  4. Great job as usual Susan. What did you use as your topcoat?

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    1. Thank you! I used OTP Clear Satin Finish

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  5. Turned that ugly duckling into a beauty queen!!

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  6. LOVE Old Town Paints!!! Super easy to use and MADE in the USA!!!

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  7. That is beautiful! Love seeing the old furniture that would be usually be disposed of, turned into a beautiful piece again..Oh yeah, that's called Rehabbed, right? :)

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    1. I do, too. It pains me to see stuff just casually thrown on the burn pile. :-)

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  8. Beautiful makeover. Love the stained top and colors. Just discovered your blog through Old Town Paints Facebook page. Love your posts!

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    1. Mary, thanks so much! I'm glad you are here. Feel free to submit your own flip! :-)

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  9. Have a set just like this that I have been using for 3 decades !!! It still has its original stain but this is a great idea for refinishing. Tried to "dip" the tables and chairs and then stain again, but they eventually fell apart. Never to "dip" again !!! Would like to see the boards under the veneer on the top. I DO LOVE THIS SET ALOT !!!

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    1. Jeanne did you check out her Facebook page? She may have more pictures of the top for you to see. I had a table and chairs dipped too. So far they are holding up. I'd cry if they started falling apart. They used to belong to my grandmother. :-)

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  10. Stunning buffet--love the color choice and the contrasting wood! Beautiful!

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  11. just ripped the veneer off the top of a similar buffet! can't wait to stain it...wondering what color you chose for the stain. thanks!

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