Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ugly Buffet?

In my last post (which was way too long ago) I said that I wanted to take advantage of nap time and get my creative juices flowing again.  Well, I have been busy but mainly making decor, invites, etc. for my daughter's upcoming 2nd birthday party.  I will wait until after her party to post about all those items. 

Today I wanted to show you what I did with  my Labor Day weekend (my parents were nice enough to take our daughter for the weekend so I could get some much need cleaning done).  I wish I could say I accomplished more with my time...but...well, I mainly caught up on sleep. 

But I did create a buffet for my dinning room out of a $10.00 thrift store dresser.  My husband HATES it.  I get that it's funky, shabby and won't be everyone's tasted but I LOVE it!  I forgot to take a before picture but it was rough.  It had a veneer top that was coming up everywhere so I thought it would be easy to rip up...I was WRONG!  That my friends was a pain in the butt.  I primed it, painted it, distressed it and Modge Podged the top using pages of a 1930's book I found at a garage sale for a quarter.  I finished with a coat of poly.

Do you think it's ugly too?  It's okay if you do.  <3


I had so many pages left from the vintage book that I decided to make something out of some of them.  I decided it would make an equally funky/shabby wreath.  So here it is...


  1. Why Aaron I think it is rather cute in a shabby way!! Love you idea with the old book pages on the top and love the wreath!!!

  2. Aaron, I LOVE it. I think it's so creative. Love how you used to old pages, and the wreath is cute. I have to say though I think my favorite is the old chair in the corner. I bet your house is just adorable.

  3. It is funky...but that's the best part about it...no one else will have on like it. You did a great job...and I'm lovin' that wreath you made too.

  4. oh i love it! definitely NOT ugly. i would be so proud to have it in my home. i also lvoe the fantastic storage it gives. when i first started refinishing furniture i hated waterfall. i thought it was so ugly, but over the last year it has really grown on me and now i love it!