Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Vintage Stanley Buffet

An early Sunday morning jaunt resulted in this vintage buffet rescue.

The bones on this guy were in great condition, just years of wear showing on the outside.

I painted the body in French Linen and aged it with a clear and dark wax combo. After cleaning up the top {which was covered in scratches}, I gave it a fresh coat of stain {I custom mix my stain to get the desired color}. The wood grain is just stunning now that you an actually see it! And with three coats of poly, it's ready for years of use!

 The original hardware was throwing me for a loop and I couldn't decide if I should change it out or not. But once I saw it all complete I really really like how the brass pops off the grey.


  1. HI this dresser turned out so cute. I'm coming over from the Inspiration Monday Link Party. We also have a Something to Talk About it Link Party that goes live tomorrow Monday at 6 am est and think our friends would absolutely love this too. If you have time we'd love you to come join us and link up. Thank you, Lisa at Concord Cottage

    1. Thanks Lisa--I'll head over to the party now!

  2. Beautiful makeover and I LOVE the colors!

  3. So pretty! I love the color you chose, and the wood on top is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this at Motivational Monday! We'd love to have you back on Sunday at 6pm. Hope your weekend is going great! :)

  4. Crystal, I love how you gave this awesome dresser a makeover and the paint color is fabulous. Thanks so much for linking up with our Something To Talk About Link Party and I hope you join us again tomorrow morning. have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage