8.10.2011

The Christoffersen Buffet - Before & After

What better way to brighten up your dining room than with a country buffet with window paned glass doors, bun feet, and a set of extra drawers on top! How about we paint it white to accentuate the great lines and give it an updated look!
We refinished this piece for my brother and sister-in-law and what a wonderful piece it is! We kept the original hardware which consisted of knobs and two dangly pulls. I always suggest using at least two types of hardware because it gives better dimension and outline of the drawers and doors.
The glass doors gives a clean look and is a great way to feature dinnerware and any family collectibles you treasure and want displayed.
The additional drawers on top add yet another level of depth and provides for storage of flatware and dinner linens.
I am not fond of furniture pieces that are flush with the floor. It mats the carpet and feels extra heavy with little height. The popular bun feet work well with their circular element against all of the straight lines of the piece.
Up next we are working on a family treasure as well as a vintage dresser with a mirror and a few custom pieces thrown in here and there. We are also working on our next Studio 5 segment as well as a few home projects (I think I always mention those but the home is a never ending project!) We plan to enjoy the last few weeks of summer before school starts and head to the pool a few more times and perhaps back to our local amusement park. I do look forward to the upcoming months as the fall season is my absolute favorite.

47 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that! the shape and style are so cool, and i think the paint makes it! gorgeous!

Emily [On the V Side] said...

Beautiful!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a stunning piece of furniture! it looks perfect in white and I love the addition of the bun feet!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

It turned out beautiful!! Like the two different types of hardware too. Never would have thought of that

NanaDiana said...

WOW, Mel- that is a GREAT piece. I love it and you outdid yourself-as you always do. The name fits the piece, doesn't it? xo Diana

Miss Char said...

Love the transformation, this is just the type of piece I'm looking for to use in our master bedroom. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Just beautiful!

Pamela said...

This piece had me at Hello! Just beautiful!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very sharp. A nice piece of furniture made fantastic.

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

This is so beautiful Melanie! I absolutely love it. I wish I could have a piece like this - so charming!!
Hope you are well :)
Lindsay

Diana Gibbs said...

I love this and I also love how you have been taking the pictures outside.

Hugs,
Di

Deanne said...

what a beautiful piece, I love how the white makes it look so much fresher!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I can't believe how different it looks now! I love it!

CoopDeVilla said...

Well, you've done it again. I love this piece. It's perfect in every way. Love the photography too.

michelle said...

I love that piece! I have never seen a buffet like that. I absolutely love the photos, what a gorgeous area.
I hope you are settling in and things are going well.
xoxo

Midwest Cottage said...

It went from bla to WOW! Love it white. Such a neat buffet!

vintageshabbychicks said...

What a fabulous piece...I just love it. Wish it was in my home...Julie

Pattie said...

Fabulous... love all the draws that this has....have a good weekend

Pattie

WhyCuzICan said...

Charming and amazingly NEW/FRESH looking! I'm starting to think that what can't be fixed with some new lovely white paint isn't WORTH saving! {LOL}

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party today.

~Suzanne in IL

Meg said...

What a great piece! I love the layers on the buffet--I've never seen one like that before. Also, your tip on the knobs is very helpful as I'm trying to re-do a furniture piece for a friend right now! Cross your fingers I don't botch the whole thing! ;)

Hartwood Roses said...

That piece sure screamed for paint, and you did a fantastic job on it. I can't believe the transformation!! WOW!!!

Erin said...

That is one gorgeous piece of furniture! The new color it perfect. :)

KelliB said...

I love this piece, it is so pretty! It is inspiring! Check out my recent hutch transformation on my blog! It is the first one I have ever done, I hope to have as many great transformations as you!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I hope you will come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. I would love to feature it!

Jenn said...

Very nice update. The detailing is perfect.

Heidiopia said...

Wow, what a difference! Did you use chalk paint on this one?
Heidi @ Show some Decor

Emily said...

I am so in love with this transformation! you did a great job!!!
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

How to Nest for Less said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the subtle distressing. I featured your buffet in my Favorites of the Week. Hope you can come visit!

www.howtonestforless.com

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love the finish. I just purchased a chest that I would like to refinish like this piece. Would you mind sharing your steps that you took to achieve this look? I would give you full credit when I reveal my finish chest.

I will be featuring you on this weeks Amaze Me Monday!

Terry said...

I never seem to tire of seeing how paint can change a piece into a real work of art.

Deborah March said...

Be STILL my HEART! Absolutely AMAZING transformation!! Please-please-PLEASE share what kind of paint you used. :)

Ashley J said...

You did it again! I seriously LOVE everything you make! And I love how you styled the photo with taking it outside! So darling! I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party starting tonight at midnight!!!

http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

xoxo, Ashley J

A Girls Gotta Nest said...

Gorgeous...love the look!!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a gorgeous makeover...it truly has a different personality now!

Holly Lefevre said...

This is just dreamy! GORGEOUS...I want to jump through my computer screen and steal it! Sharing on Facebook.

Ruth said...

Another amazing transformation. It looks gorgeous!!

Ruth

Laura@Corner House said...

I love this!!! I featured it on my blog tonight.

Deanna said...

I love this piece its so unique. And the white really does update it! Good job!

Deanna@DeelitefulCreations

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful transformation. She had good bones to begin with, but now she has just character and personality! Fabulous!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are an asset and I hope you will make this a weekly stop. I appreciate you!

MyChampagneTaste said...

It looks great, great vision... and I loved the outdoor photoshoot
A visit from 2805

Ellen said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture. I just love what you did to it also. Its beautiful.
Hugs,
Ellen

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

As always... stunning! You do amazing work :) Love it!

Thriftary said...

I LOVE this piece! great job! really fresh and unique.

subtle magnetism said...

Wow, so gorgeous! And can I just say I love your photo shoot site? Amazing and I'm totally drooling over the landscape!

And it's a great transformation, too. I love it.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

OH' MY GOSH- GORGEOUS, I will be the happiest recipient of this once it arrives. HA! JK! LOVE IT!

winks-jen

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

YOU HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON COM TODAY, Thank you for being a part of the "Talent Show." winks-jen

Katalina Jewelry said...

Gorgeous transformation!

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