Friday, August 29, 2008

Project of the Week

Here is a beautiful buffet created by Mara Oatman of Mara Oatman Designs.

Mara's instructions - I got this buffet at the Goodwill for $40.00. It was in pretty rough shape- lots of marks/blemishes and paint splatters on the finish. I sanded it and painted it with black spray paint. Then I sanded the edges to get a distressed look. I then finished it off with a coat of poly. And now its finished!

Here is the before

And here is the beautifully finished project

A close up of the finish


Jen r. said...

I love this it turned out fantastic! Jen R

Rachel Knoblich said...

Are you keeping it or selling it? I'm guessing you're selling as your house is more shabby chic. It turned out great!

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Hi Rachel....This buffet is not mine. It was created by Mara Oatman. I think it's beautiful, but would probably not go with the decor that I am leaning to these days. Painted black furniture is very "in" these days from what I hear.

Mo said...

Wow! It looks great! The black really brings out the lovely details.

Kerryanne English said...

Another great feature project Kelli.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is fabulous!

M ^..^

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful! Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa


Wow what a bargain at $40.00, it's amazing what a little paint can do!

Mo said...

I wanted to invite you take part in an event that I'm hosting September 4-7 called "Show Us Your Pretty Pumpkin."
Take a pic of your prettiest pumpkin, leave a comment with a link, and Sept. 4-7 I will add your post to the list.

Jen M said...

I love furniture makeovers so I was excited to discover your blog - it all looks great.

Thanks for stopping by on my blog today! To answer your question, all of the frames were from Ikea except for the red, green and blue painted frames which were from TK Maxx.

Pink Slippers said...


Becky said...

Now that is what I call luck. $40 wow..and you made it so beautiful.
I love the details on the doors.
Here's to find more wonderful treasures.

Kimba said...

What a fantastic makeover! It really turned out well. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Timi said...

LOVE IT! That would go beautifuly in my house some where :-)

Rosy said...

That is so cleverly done, the black paint and the distress look really did do wonders to it.