From Old Buffet to Basement Bar

At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from her uncle one day, asking if she would like to come get an old Federal style buffet he was clearing out of his basement.  “My hubby and I went over and picked it up,”  she tells. “It was funny because as we were picking up the buffet pieces were popping off of it and they were worried.  I said, ‘I have saved worse than this!'”

Art is Beauty bar before

Back at home, Karin started the makeover by sanding away all the gauges in the buffet top and giving it a dark, rich stain of walnut.  She mixed her own custom color of paint for the body of the piece, a pretty green.  Karin sells many of her furniture makeovers, but as soon as her husband saw this one, his first words were, “Can we keep it?” It’s enjoying a new life in their basement rec room as a bar and buffet.  Beautiful!

Art is Beauty bar after

You can find out more about Karin’s refinishing techniques at Art is Beauty.

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