Buffet Headed to the Dumpster Gets a New Life–In Turquoise

“I scored this gem at my favorite re-store just when she was about to be loaded onto a truck bound for the dump,” Rae tells over at Re-Tiqued by Rae Bond.  “Naturally I flapped my arms about and gestured over to the my trunk – open, willing and spacious.”

Re-Tiqued by Rae Bond buffet before

The freebie she brought home was a massive buffet with a very dull finish.  Rae opened a can of her favorite shade of turquoise paint and went to work.  Once painted, she heavily distressed the piece to bring out the gorgeous details.  New hardware finished this piece.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Re-Tiqued by Rae Bond buffet after

Learn more about this makeover at Re-Tiqued by Rae Bond.


  1. It’s so pretty and modern now! Great job! I wish I wasn’t so afraid of color….

  2. Jenifer says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous! I love it!

  3. What a great find! I can’t believes she got it for free. Gorgeous makeover.

  4. Talk about being in the right place at the right time -I love it!

  5. Beautiful, I love it and blue is my favorite color. We have a swap-shop at our dump and I just managed to score a solid wood 9 draw dresser and mirror, cannot wait to give it a makeover and put it in my daughters room

    • Awesome! I can’t wait to find out what you do with that, Emma. Make sure you send me a link if you blog about it.

  6. Wow! It’s amazing! I didn’t know that the Re-Store actually sends stuff to the dump. Isn’t that the whole point? LOL

    I am so impressed with this makeover and the color is gorgeous!

    • The color is amazing, but I admit I’m scratching my head, too, over how this almost ended up in the dump!

  7. Wow! Fantastic re-do! Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece!

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