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