Drab to Fab

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Good morning beautiful friends!

Normally I get a serious case of the Mondays (and Tuesdays) but I have to say that this gorgeous sunshiny weather has me feeling amped up and ready to rock this week!  So here it goes…I have been meaning to do a post on our beautiful refinished buffet for a while now.  A few months ago we had the debate of selling our large wooden buffet or refinishing it.  It must have sat in our garage for months!  It is such a great piece and really is great for extra storage (which we need!!!)  The only problem was that it no longer matched with any of our furniture & paint colors!  I had browsed lots of ideas on Pinterest and ended up coming up with a design that made it look totally brand new!  Instead of the old brown netting that kept popping out on the top sections, we added chicken wire to the inside of doors by using a staple gun.  Chicken wire is super durable and also CHEAP!  I found awesome brushed black handles for the cabinet doors from Home Depot and Reid spent multiple days sanding it down in order to spray the entire cabinet white.  The same color was used as all of our kitchen cabinets, Behr Marquee Polar Bear.  The buffet itself was already a big gorgeous piece, it just needed a little TLC.  I couldn’t be happier with how well it turned out with just a few modern updates here and there.

All in all, it seems like a quick fix, but the amount of work sanding, priming & spraying ends up taking about a week if you do a little bit each day.  The worst part about these projects is waiting for the primer/paint to dry to do the next coat!

Below are some pictures of the cabinet before and after.

Decor:

Coffee mug holder: World Market 

Record player: Crosley…Old version, but found lots of great ones here.

White vases:  Old but similar ones found here.

Reclaimed wood wine rack: Etsy…best purchase ever for under $100!

 

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Thanks for checking in!  Hope to chat with you soon 🙂

Xoxo,

Kristin 

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Hey guys! My name is Kristin Smith, I am a 26 year old living on Whidbey Island with my husband Reid, our two yellow lab pups, our sweet boy Augustus and another sweet baby on the way. I have always been passionate about writing and think it’s a great way to share what I love with all of our family & friends. This is a lifestyle blog where I will be sharing everything from DIY projects, family to fashion. Thanks for following!

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