Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ballards Inspired Buffet


I found this buffet at my favorite thrift store.  It was solid wood and had dove tailed drawers.  I  got a Ballard's catalog a couple of days later with the following buffet inside:

and I knew what color I wanted to use on this piece! I first sanded down the top and stained it with dark walnut.  I am going to put a satin poly on the top tomorrow.  I used Annie Sloan's Chateau Grey on the rest of the buffet with a little Graphite and Chateau Grey mixed together and dry brushed on top.  I then waxed and added new hardware. This could be used in a dining room as a buffet or in a living room with a TV.  Would also look great with the 2 middle doors off and baskets on the shelves. I really like how it turned out.

What do you think?

This pretty little dresser is up next for a makeover:

Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style
Domestically Speaking
Coastal Charm
Elizabeth & Co.
Restore Interiors
Shades of Amber
Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage 


  1. This looks great, Stephanie! Love the color you chose! What luck finding such a great piece that looks just like the Ballard one.

    Visiting from WUW : )

  2. Love it! Where are the knobs from? Visiting from the Power of Paint linky party.

    1. Thanks Stephanie! The knobs are from Hobby Lobby. :)

  3. Love it, I used the same knobs on my entry dresser. Check it out on my blog. Love the remake and look forward to seeing the next project.

  4. Thanks Vikki! I will go have a look at yours now. :)

  5. Oh your buffet is really pretty! Great knobs too!

  6. Looks beautiful. Wish that was in my house!

  7. This is gorgeous! You did a great job, and I'm sure saved a TON of money!!

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  9. Wow. Great job Stephanie. I love your colors. You did a wonderful job. Are you keeping it?? If you get a chance, can you take a look at my new dresser i did for someone?
    Would love your opinion. Thanks! BETH