Apr 3, 2012

Projects from the past: Kitchen Buffet

March 14, 2011

This Project was originally posted on Craftster here.

When I first saw this kitchen buffet at our local thrift store I instantly fell in love with it. And my boyfriend instantly hated it!
It took a couple of weeks and several visits to that thrift store for me to ask if they would lower the price on it. The price tag said 99€ and it's been at the store for a while.
So they were willing to sell it to me for 50€ plus 20€ for transportation (because in Germany no one my age owns a car, especially in the city).
When they shipped it to my place one of the feet broke off, so they reduced the total price to 50€... deal!

This is what the bottom part looked like after screwing off the first door to see how the paint would turn out.

Top part:

Notice the lovely keys.

Also some weird symbols on the back of the top part.
A fellow Craftster mentioned, that there could have been wallpaper, kitchenpaper or something on it that etched acid paint into the wood.

Here you can see my lovely boyfriend scraping away the paint, actually only roughening it up so that the new paint would stay on.

He still hated the thing, but I had promised him that when we would be done he'd love it!

And here he is painting the skeleton of the cupboard. We chose grey for the skeleton of the cupboard and a light purple (indian rose) for the doors, well, I chose it ...

Almost finished! We still needed doorknobs and space in the kitchen to put it.

Notice the Alien gift paper wrap on the top shelf!

Got the doorknobs at a hardware store and moved our ikea cupboards to the basement and here it is!

Took two weeks of work and alltogether cost about 100€.

I love it and my boyfriend likes it now...
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