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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bar/Buffet Project

I saw this project pinned on Pinterest and fell in love with the simplicity of it. Clean lines, rich wood and stark contrast. It was just what I was looking for for our dining room. 

So when I saw this solid oak beauty on the free section of Craigslist, I threw the Rambone into drive and hightailed it to pick that bad boy up. Ha ha. Just kidding. I told my husband to go get it and ordered up another episode of Property Brothers.

So much ugly. So much promise.

Once the mothership had landed (I think it is like 9 feet wide), my hubby set off stripping and sanding. We used Citristrip to get the majority of the sealant, stain and whatnot off, then sanded it where it was still a little rough.

He's such a great helper. Not.

Next it was time for staining. We used Minwax Classic Gray and applied it with a rag so it wasn't too dark and still let some of the natural grain of the wood show through.


After that, we taped everything off and painted the base white. We used Behr High Gloss Enamel in, I don't know...white.


Then we treated the top, drawers and bottom with Behandla Wood Treatment Oil from IKEA. We had it leftover from our kitchen counters and wanted to make sure the wood was water tight but not shiny. After that, we just put the original brass handles back on (albeit upside down because I liked them better that way) and it was time for cocktails!


 Overall, the project cost us around $30 dollars. I am in LURVE with it!

Before and after if your nasty.

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