Saturday, January 9, 2010

B is for Bargain Buffet

I have had it on the "Coming Attraction" section of my blog. And today is the day of her big reveal. Because today begins a new week and, thus, a new letter in:

I went to THE BEST AUCTION ever this past fall. I call it THE BEST because hardly anybody was there. You know what that means, stuff goes for cheapity cheap (that is lower than cheap). If I remember correctly, the auctioneer practically begged me to take this off his hands. He even threw in two end tables for the same price. Are you wondering the price?


yes you read that correctly!


Okay, so it was kind of nasty, but it only needed a good cleaning. So I brought it home.

Scratch that, my husband took it to our storage shed because I was auction obsessed and had bought several pieces of furniture "for later" and we had completely run. out. of. room at our old house, and our house was going on the real estate market in about 2 days.

I am also obsessed with "Sell This House," "Designed To Sell," and "Get It Sold" so I knew I had to clear out and make my house look as spacious as possible. Wow, did I ever just digress...sorry, back to the regulary scheduled blog...

Here is the before. For $2, I wasn't scared. Oh and it did have drawers, they were just away on business the day I took the picture. (Really, I have no clue where they were, that just sounded funny in my head, at 11:53pm, as I was writing this)

So I set out to prime and paint her.

I am lazy and I DID NOT want to sand it.
And here she is as "The Lady in Red." Perhaps I should name her....

Let's see...

From here on out, "she" will be referred to as "Scarlett."

I used the same paint from the front door (Sherwin Williams Crabby Apple) and then brushed some glaze over the details on the doors. I changed out the hardware to a hammered bronze and I absolutely love it. Here are some close ups of Scarlett, as well as her in all her Christmas glory. (I hate to have Scarlett all dressed up and no where to go or no one to show.)

Scarlett's side view

Scarlett's doors

Scarlett's feet

Scarlett dressed for Christmas

Scarlett with her "Merry Christmas" hat on

I cannot wait for the spring auction season...wood furniture beware! Join me later in the week for some more "B" posts. (A was hard, but I already have 2-3 ideas for the letter of the week!) Check back for updates on some parties that I join in on. There are some amazing ideas floating around. I am definately in on Donna at Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special, come visit!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
I am also joining in at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday--come sit awhile!

How about Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered? So much to see and so little time...get busy checking folks!!

One more party to join! Bec over at Beyond the Picket Fence is having a 100 ideas under $100 (in honor of the publication by the same name) Come over and support her and her first Linky party. (She is way braver--or should I say smarter---than I am I can't figure out how to do all this button and linky stuff!!

Beyond The Picket Fence

Okay, I'm not trying to be a show-off, a girl just CANNOT be all dressed up with no where to go. So, you can also visit Scarlett at Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday.

Furniture Feature Fridays



  2. Wow Molly, what an amazing finish! LOVE the cup pulls you've added. Scarlett must be smiling in her new spiffy outfit. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

  3. molly this is AWESOME!!! i love the punch of red!!! it really makes a room!!!
    nice to meet you!

  4. Scarlett is one spiffy girl.
    Your writing cracks me up! LOL
    Yes, I think the drawers were away on business. I saw them over in my neck of the woods. :)

  5. Scarlett turned out to be a true lady. She's beautiful.

  6. Love it. Looks just gorgeous. Love the red too. Hugs, Marty

  7. Where do you go for auctions? Take me with you! We need furniture and I would love to find something cheapity cheap to make beautiful! Seriously...take me with you!!

    Love your buffet:)

  8. To say that I am impressed with this project is an understatement. I absolutely love the way it came out, and I will be filing away that Sherwin Williams Crabby Apple color for future use. Just unbelievable!
    ♥, Susan

  9. Scarlett looks very sassy in her new red coat! and $2? Awesome!

  10. WOW!! That is amazing! You did alot with that $2. Boy I love a good auction!

  11. what a beauty! i never tire of seeing furniture take on new life!

  12. that is an awesome job! when i saw that buffet in it's original condition, i would have walked away, even for $2. congrats!

  13. Wow, Scarlet looks fabulous in her new dress!

  14. Beautiful redo! Love the color. I am hosting my first linky party and would love for you to join!

  15. That is GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love the color.

  16. Scarlett is beautiful! You did ann amazing job.

  17. I'll pay you DOUBLE what you paid. LOL You made an amazing transformation. Red looks great on it.


  18. I love it- and red is such a cheery color.

  19. Holy ca-moly!! That is incredibly gorgeous. Seriously..$2!!! I am in awe. Mostly at your vision!! Give scarlet a big hug for me. She is stabbing me thru the heart with cuteness.


  20. That is fabulous. I want a $2 buffet.

  21. Thanks so much for joining my linky party with this beauty.

  22. Well Scarlet is one PRETTY girl! You did an awesome job on this $2.00 that was a GREAT deal! Love your I'm your new friend!

    Hope you have a FUN weekend!

  23. Lovely! I recently re-did a boofay in similar shape (ie: trashed). The red is awesome!

    Feel free to link up to my Make it for Monday party sometime....would love to have you :)

  24. you did an amazing job!!!! AMAZING!!!

  25. I love auctions! Especially when there is hardly anyone there. It is ridiculous some of the prices I've paid for things. Anyway, you really treated this $2 piece right. I love your piece in her brazen red. The hardware also looks great. Nice work and well worth the $2.

  26. Oh my goodness!!! I can't believe that is the same piece of furniture!! You did an awesome job :)

  27. WOW...I am so jealous....$ can you beat a bargain like that one! It came out beautiful. Love the color and the hardware.



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