1.26.2011

The Lucille Buffet - Before & After

BeforeThis is a Thomasville buffet from the late 1960s. We have a funny little spot in a small family room on our main floor that we have been wanting to fill with a fun piece to display our tv. This is what we found and how we used it.

After
It is somewhat of cubby hole that I would change if we did not have plans to move but I think that this alternative works nicely in the meantime. We painted it my favorite white, distressed it, and added my most recent hardware find which actually matches the hardware that we also placed on the Amiyah Hutch.
The buffet has several clean lines and is quite simple. The piece sits up on the sweet legs and allows me the option of placing baskets underneath for extra storage.
Mike converted one of the drawer fronts into a drop down door to house our cable/dvr box. I always prefer to have this type of electronic equipment in a place that can be easily hidden and easily accessible. Waaaa - laaaa! This works out perfectly!
These old pieces are so versatile and when we eventually move it can be used in so many different ways if we choose not to use it to display the tv. I am so happy to have this part of this room finished. It has been one that I have wanted to work on for quite some time and I am so happy with the piece we found and how it completes our room.

We are currently debating on what piece we want to finish next so I suppose it wil be a surprise for all of us!

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61 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

I love it!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Wow, this looks great! I love the way you all converted the drawer like that! :o)

Emily @ On the V Side said...

I love this! the transformation is really great - Beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a great find and love it painted white. Converting the drawer is genius. Hugs, Marty

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

You did an outstanding job on it! I love how it works perfectly in that spot. Nice work!

Clare said...

Once again, you and Mike did it again! I like how you got rid of the round pulls and the drawer pulls. It makes my wheels start turning!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

michelle said...

Melanie that is so beautiful and it is perfect! What a cozy little spot and it fits so nicely! Great idea to convert one of the drawers too! Your little corner there is wonderful!

I hope that you are having a wonderful day!

Denise said...

Another stunning piece! I featured you over at my blog. The work you do is fabulous!

Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ok so it's gorgeous and fits perfectly, but don't you think that would be a great stage for family talent show night? ;) or dance-offs! he he! what a crazy little nook and htat piece fits perfectly!

too Blessed to Stress said...

that is fantastic! I love how beautiful it looks in white. I have a buffet that I want to paint but am going back and forth between black and white. Yours is so lovely I may just have to try white!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Jami Nato said...

omg...the cutest. i need this.

Ash said...

Look at how beautifully it fit in that spot its like it was made specifically for that area. Beautiful transformation btw. You did a great job!

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- You did that piece proud! I love it! Thomasville made some pretty good stuff years ago, didn't they? Hugs-Diana

Allison said...

It's beautiful, Melanie! How perfect it is in your spot. It was meant to be! I'm with you on hiding the electronics as much as possible and your husband did a great job with that. You both did a beautiful job. I hope your week is going well with your new job!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this is beautiful!! I love all of your redos :) if you ever have a chance I'd love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

Elaine said...

That's beautiful. What a perfect piece for that odd little space. Great job!

Restorative Living said...

This is fantastic! I'd love to see a tutorial on how to make the drop-down drawers. We've attempted it with no luck.

And putting a dresser in that raised nook is fantastic. So unexpected. So beautiful!

Terri said...

Melanie -- I've been debating on working with such a piece for an area in our living area and you have done it my friend with grand style -- so I can't wait to get started; I'm not necessarily using it how you did, but I need to replace a desk that is "too" small for the area it is now in. So many ideas -- thanks for doing this in such a unique way; Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

Terri said...

Melanie -- I've been debating on working with such a piece for an area in our living area and you have done it my friend with grand style -- so I can't wait to get started; I'm not necessarily using it how you did, but I need to replace a desk that is "too" small for the area it is now in. So many ideas -- thanks for doing this in such a unique way; Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

banclothing said...

This looks really great. I really don't like the typical glass tv stands and this is a great alterative. Good eye because the original piece looked SO dated. The sanded edges make the piece look phenomenal in the space.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)

Shelia said...

Hi Melanie! Oh, how pretty this piece is. It looks perfect in that spot and the drop down front on the drawer is genius! Another reason I love your Lucille piece - Lucille is my mother's name ! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brandy said...

This is absolutely lovely, you did a fabulous job. And I agree, the older pieces seem to be so much more versatile.

Amy ~ "A Perfect Tin" said...

I love the drop down drawer. Great feature!

Amy ~ "A Perfect Tin" said...

I love the drop down drawer. Great feature!

Kammy said...

That lovely piece fits so nicely in your space ! I just love it !
Kammy

LocalFunForKids said...

That looks absolutely amazing! I have an old buffet and I would love to do this... maybe in the summer I'll try it out!
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Megan Lee said...

I love this! This is exactly what I'm looking to do in our living room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deanna said...

This is a GREAT makeover! Thanks for sharing. :)

A Vintage Vine said...

Great job! Gorgeous finish!

Leslie said...

Wow... that is a fantastic makeover! I absolutely love it!
Leslie
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Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Such sweet serendipity! It looks like it was designed just for that space! Beautiful redo, love it.

Victoria said...

That's a beautiful piece of furniture and fits so perfectly in that spot! I'd love something like that for our t.v. but for now, it sits on a desk I found in the dumpster and painted white:)

leah mari said...

such a great piece! looks beautiful

jeanne @ juNxtaposition said...

what a wonderful job you did !! fits perfectly in that spot !

Terry said...

Wow this piece is amazing and the conversion is perfect.

Maggie said...

oooh i luv luv
Luv it...
Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

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SarahB said...

Great project!!!

Inspired by you said...

wow! It looks fantastic! Could you get me one of those?! Lucky gal!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This is gorgeous!!! I have been wanting to doa project like this for years...

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Erin said...

What a beautiful transformation!! The lines of this piece are just gorgeous! :)

Amanda Dale said...

Fantastic job! I especially love the fold down drawer front . . . thanks for sharing!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a perfect cabinet for your TV. It has great classic lines and you made it look fantastic!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Now that is the best looking TV stand I've ever seen! It's gorgeous! I love the little cubby that hides the ugly cable box. Brilliant!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

That looks GREAT!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

this is so cute. Love that you worked it into a space that makes it so charming. If you'd like, link this up to the party I'm having right now- Transformations and Treasures!

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

It's really lovely and great in the spot you all put it in! Really loving it!

Pamma said...

Great job, as usual...really is an unusual feature in a house. I love it!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Rita May said...

That looks great.I'm working up the courage to paint a similar piece. I.m your newest follower!
Rita

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh I love it!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Beautiful!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

You all did a fabulous job on this piece! Love the little drawer change, very clever!
gail
thanks for sharing @ ccc

Shauntel said...

That is amazing. I love the converted drawer.

BAHGL said...

It is amazing what a little paint and some new hardware will do to a piece of furniture!!
It looks FAB!!

Nanneys Creek Bath and Body said...

Just Beautiful!!

Kathy Miller of Nanneys Creek

Joselyn said...

A vintage find turned into a modern delight! Beautiful job!

driftwoodesign said...

Great piece, great finish. Love what hubby did for the player.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

This is fantastic! I love the drop down door for the a/v stuff. Really beautiful.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your repuposed buffet~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Debra@Common Ground said...

it turned out beautifully, what a great idea! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Inspire Me Heather said...

Wow! Great job! I linked this to my media solutions project post too!

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