Blue No More: A Buffet Makeover

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When Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof first moved into her current home, she loved the pretty periwinkle blue of the buffet/entertainment center in their living room.  ”And it is still a really pretty color. But it does not work well with navy blue or gray or kelly green,” Jenna notes, the colors that she’s gravitated to in her current decor.

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Dining Buffet Repurposed to an Office Desk

Country Design Style dining desk area before

At Country Design Style, Jeanette’s dining room pulls double-duty as an office space.  In that space, she had a lovely vintage buffet that wasn’t functioning at optimum capacity:  it only held a few linens and dishes that got pulled out infrequently for formal dining.  On the other side, she had two sad little filing cabinets in the corner that were functioning at over-capacity as storage for office supplies.

Country Design Style dining desk area before

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

Re-Tiqued by Rae Bond buffet before

“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

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Kitchen Cart Made Fabulous

May Richer Fuller Be kitchen cart before

Over at May Richer Fuller Be, Chaney was visiting her parent’s at their river house when she spotted this unsightly kitchen cart in their garage.  Turns out, it was something that the previous homeowners had left behind.  Chaney was able to see past the nasty orange color an imagine the potential in this cart.

May Richer Fuller Be kitchen cart before

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From Old Buffet to Basement Bar

Art is Beauty bar before

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

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Credenza Makeover

The Weekend Country Girl credenza before

At The Weekend Country Girl, Karen says, “I found this beauty by the side of the road on the way home from work. It took some smooth talking to my Hubby to get him to take the truck and pick it up.  I had to go back with him and we almost died getting it loaded. It is 6 1/2 feet long and weighs about the same amount as a baby elephant.”

The Weekend Country Girl credenza before

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TV Console Becomes a Bar/Buffet

Diary of a Preppy Mom cabinet before

At Diary of a Preppy Mom, Whitney admits that her husband was more than a little embarrassed when she made him pull over and help her load this curbside find into their minivan.  Ugly as it was, the old TV cabinet was solid wood, and Whitney knew she could fix it up.

Diary of a Preppy Mom cabinet before

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Purple Painted Buffet

purple buffet before

Anne from Because Home Should Be Great rescued this buffet from the parking lot of her favorite non-profit thrift store. The piece was dingy, peeling, spider-infested, and sitting there all by its lonesome, but Anne loved it the minute she laid eyes on it.

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