At the same time that I was re-vamping the table on the left side of my dinning area, I was looking for a buffet of some sort to put on the right side of the dinning area. I've seen some amazing redos recently that have fueled my fire. For example, this one from Brooke at The Crafting Chicks-
Unfortunately, as much as I would love a full china cabinet to redo I simply don't think I have the space for it without making my dining area feel cluttered. And I really don't want a cluttered space. So instead I was looking for a buffet without a hutch.
In a perfect world, I would find a gorgeous mid-century modern buffet with lovely hairpin legs...but I'm also working on a budget. If I had hundreds of dollars to work with here, this would be no challenge.
I also would prefer something that is actual wood.
Well, I lucked out one day on an impromptu trip to a thrift store I have never been to. It's called the Ann Arbor PTO thrift store, and as you might guess, it's run by the PTO for the school district in Ann Arbor. All of their proceeds go to the school. So in addition to getting awesome thrifty goods, I'm supporting the schools.
I found a small (perhaps smaller than I would like) cabinet marked "tv stand" for get this-- $10. It was kind of rough looking, but if I know anything, its that a couple coats of paint can seriously change the look of ugly furniture.
|Here she is, minus the doors but with all the dust|
The Finished product:
The hardware is the original hardware, I just cleaned it up a little. I can see maybe I need to paint the side of the door there, and perhaps some caulking around the top there.