Spring Buffet, at Your Service

What a week! Wait, it is only Wednesday.  Emma came over Monday and Tuesday, to make a big extra push for Paris Flea Market. We were painting fiends Monday and yesterday, sweet Emma stayed here while I took a car load to Paris Flea.

We were all about color, and I  can’t wait to share some of the pieces we finished.  Like this Oak circa 1984 rolling cabinet that got a fresh coat of paint!

Rolling Green after side

There is a new thrift store in a nearby town.  It is in one of those “stacked to the rafters” type stores with a lot of, well, JUNK!  But if you don’t mind hunting, there are some goodies.  The owner doesn’t put prices on the furniture, so it is all “wheeling and dealing”.  Which I love even more.  I bought this solid Buffet, complete with a drawer and silverware liners, plus a smaller cart for $40.  And it rolls!

Buffet Before 1

The Buffet had seen better days.  Maybe it had been pushed around too long and was tire.  It’s wheels started coming loose.  The dings and scratches were like old wrinkles. I removed the existing casters, (which were not really in scale with this piece), added a piece of MDF and bigger casters to make this girl solid.

I painted the entire piece in CeCe Caldwell’s Virginia Chestnut.  The next layer I did in a thinned coat of CeCe’s Nantucket Spray.  This is just the slightest hint of green, and such a bright and cheery color.  The Panels and top I painted in CeCe Vintage White.

Rolling Green after door

Sanded the entire piece with 320 grit sandpaper to make it glass like smooth. Finished with CeCe 100% natural Clear Wax.

I am so pleased with the finished result. (The knobs are from Cost Plus, love them).   This piece just feels like bright and sunny Spring to me.

Rolling Green after 1

If you haven’t used CeCe Caldwell’s, you must!  This entire project took me less than two hours from start to finish!  I love working with CeCe Caldwell’s paints.  I can “roll” out project after project because the paints are so easy to use!


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  1. says

    Oh my my my!!! This is probably my favorite thing that you have re loved! It is so beautiful. I need that wheeled over to my house to live!!!! It came out so so nice. That is a great score and now it is a beautiful rescued and re loved piece. I also saw a cute ruffle lamp shade in the before picture just sitting in the background calling my name. I need that too!!!! Great job.

  2. Fran says

    Karen you were so right about CeCe Caldwell’s paint. I love love it. I used it for the first time this last week to Redoux a dresser turned TV stand for my daughter’s new apartment. I used Mississippi Mud color and it turned out great. I was so proud of my very first try. I will be returning to buy more colors very soon, and its all because of you. Thanks so much for the inspiration and step by step process on painting and all the other great ideas you come up with.


  3. says

    Love the dresser! I am slowly becoming a big fan of furniture on wheels..have to search your blog how to attach them properly..

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