Sunday, May 22, 2011

Transforming a Lane Mid Century Buffet...into Turquoise Loveliness Part II

Peeps here is my very own turquoise buffet! It's simple, it has great modern lines, and some eclectic touches, like the satin nickel and glass handles. Just because I'm a sucker for glass handles. This was the first attempt at taking a Craigslist find and re-vamping it.

What do you think?

Here's where the process started - some sanding of the original piece.

Rocky, my Assistant, giving some positive vibes our way. He knew this was our first attempt at painting furniture, too, and he wanted it to go well!

My mom even came over and got into the sanding act. Here she is sanding down the Mid-Century coffee table that was part of the Mood Board I created for the library/bar. This piece was a hand-me-down from my grandmother and I love the Mid-Century lines on it, but it's seen better days and was definitely in need of some TLC.

Hubs getting into the act. The original buffet didn't have handles, and we wanted to add them on, so he built a template so we could easily get those handles on there once the paint had dried.

Dragon pots from Chinatown were our very technical ways of holding down the drop cloth in the Hawaiian breeze.

My job: Ensuring my mom had ample supply of Riesling. I was official wine supplier.

We used paint with primer, and the color went on really smoothly. I was crossing my fingers I'd be happy with the color - I chose Lagoon by Martha Stewart at Home Depot. They were able to custom match using a Behr base with the primer included.

Waiting for the paint to dry... Added the handles that I love and couldn't wait to get it in the house! I was definitely happy with the results! Can't wait for the next dresser project to present itself!


  1. That's gorgeous!!! Great job :)

  2. I love it. I was thinking of doing some sort of Craigslist find in a bright color as well (maybe orange or yellow). Well done!

  3. Excellent! i'm in the middle of doing my first refinsih... LOVE the mid-century furinure. Wish me Luck!
    trying to find a great vibrant color that's not too over-powering.....