8.03.2010

The Brooke Buffet - Before & After

BeforeBrooke's buffet had a pretty rough table top. The wood was coming up and flaking off. However, parts were still glued down which made taking it off a bit more labor intensive than we had originally thought. But the reveal was more than worth it because it turned out beautiful and our client was thrilled to put this in her kitchen. We delivered it last night and it fits perfectly in her space and really highlights the black dining chairs and red barstools that sit in the kitchen as well.

AfterThis buffet has one gigantic drawer on top, two smaller middle drawers and two outside cupboards. The wood detail on the top drawer is unqiue and very vintage. The two middle drawers have a wood border and the cupboards have a unique circular detail like I have never seen before. This little blacksplash gives it so much character. The circular wood detail here pulls the piece together.

And as if all of details we have talked about is not enough - each side has an ornate wood bracket to support the top. Can you get enough of all these wonderful features?
Even the feet have a unique shape with stacked hortizontal and vertical elements.
I adore the breezy way under the buffet. It gives so much dimension and can be used to hold sweet lined baskets filled with just about anything imaginable.


Coming up next we are working on two custom small side tables and a bookshelf / hutch. The glass detail is going to make this one so fun!


Happy Tuesday!



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44 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It turned out gorgeous. Love the red. HUgs Marty

Karie Waters said...

Love this piece!!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Wow I love how it turned out. That red really makes that piece. Great job!

Kristi said...

Wow! I wasn't expecting red, but it is beautiful! You've got me thinking that my next piece will be red.

Robyn said...

Melanie, I LOVE this piece and I'm not a huge RED fan but it's FABULOUS in RED! ;-)

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Fantastic job, Melanie!! I wish more clients would give me the opportunity to use red. It's my favorite color! And boy, did that picking off of the old flaky veneer look familiar! I've had to do that more times than I'd like to remember. ;)

Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors said...

Wow, it is the perfect piece for that space with my favorite element - an unexpected color! Did you know the veneer was going to have to be removed before you started working on it? I couldn't tell any was chipping off by the before. Can't wait to see what else you are working on.

michelle said...

It turned out so amazing! I love the red! The details in the buffet are great, it gives it so much character. You did a great job highlighting them! Amazing!

Lianna said...

Gorgeous. Utterly gorgeous!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

WOW!! This is unbelievable! I LOVE IT!! Love it!

The red? LOVE!!

Awesome job!

Lou Cinda :)

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

That is beautiful!!!! And while I love all the blue and white we always see I love that you stepped out of the box and painted it red. Such a fun color, I can imagine the rest of your clients' house must be fun if she is willing to go red on a big piece of furniture like that. It was a gorgeous piece of furniture to start with. Great work!!!

Lindsay Logic said...

I want one of these- I love all the detailing and character, and especially the color!

Allison said...

Melanie - I love the buffet! I never would have thought of red for it but it looks fantastic. The detail is gorgeous on it. Such a statement piece! Just beautiful.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a gorgeous piece. Love the red!!! It looks so pretty in her kitchen. Love & blessings from NC!

Christine said...

This caught my eye, beautiful work!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Ok, red's my favorite color so I'm a little partial. But this is truely a gorgeous piece. I love all the detail this piece has. Good job.

Meg said...

Wow, that's so red! Love the details on this piece. So beautiful

Ellie said...

I love all the details, and I love red! Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage. :)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

That is a beautiful piece of furniture. Great job on that bad veneer! I know it's not fun.
gail

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

What gorgeous details on that piece. Love that bright color too!

Suesan said...

I love your buffet. What a great project. Feel free to check out my blog to see what I've been working on. http://FrouFruGal.blogspot.com

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I am very impressed! Absolutely beautiful! What a gutsy client to go with that awsome shade of red! Great job!

Our Southern Nest said...

Looks fantastic!!!! I love the shade of red!

Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants said...

Holy cow, that looks good. I love the bright red and the cute little details.

I honestly never would have seen the potential in that buffet before. Good eye, girl!

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Finally somebody paints something besides white or aqua, lol!

Love it; looks fantastic!

Sue
xo

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Really cool piece! I just refinished a dresser with peeling veneer. What a pain in the $%#!
You did a great job.

Inspired2cook said...

Love your "new" buffet! Red is my fave color!

Sew Fun! said...

WOW!! it looks fantastic! you did a beautiful job!

Sassy Sites! said...

Great job! You have a very cute blog here. I'm visiting from Made bY you Monday! I'm a follower! Stop by Sassy Sites when you get a chance! xoxo

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Corner House said...

Oh I LOVE this piece. I would love to find something like that.

William and Lacey said...

This is adorable! I had to post it on my blog! www.thequalefamily.blogspot.com

Mother★Lode said...

Now that is a transformation with all kinds of style and just the right amount of sass!

Camille
The Mother Lode
www.camilledawn.com

Kristi said...

Woah! That is amazing! I love the color you chose and the amount of distressing is perfect!

I'd love it if you'd come link this up at Favorite Things Friday.

http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2011/01/favorite-things-friday-no-7.html

Bargain Princess said...

Oh my heart be still! this is absolutely beautiful!!

I'm your new follower and would love to have you stop on by and get your suggestions.

Thanks

http://bargaincornerdesigns.blogspot.co,

Bargain Princess said...

Oh my heart be still! This piece is absolutely beautiful. I can't get over how gorge it turned out. I will def try this...

I'm your newest follower and would love to have you stop on by and hear from you. I love suggestions and tips =D

http://bargaincornerdesigns.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

I love seeing transformations like this. The red is beautiful and fun. I'm your newest follower.

Snappy Di said...

Nice! And very much what I am looking for in my kitchen. It's perfect in every way.

Di

Shelia said...

Oh, your buffet is gorgeous! I love it! Love the color red.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jena @ Involving Color said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE the red. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


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Gayle said...

I love the red piece, I am now looking something to paint red. Your blog is wonderful, it is such an inspiration. I have just started painting thrift store finds. Thank you for sharing.
Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse

Shelia said...

I think I've told you before, but I'm gonna tell you again! I love this piece and I love the color you painted it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love the piece painted red! It is a gorgeous buffet. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Jami said...

Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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