Monday, May 17, 2010

Buffet Revealed!


Remember way back to last week when we talked about my secretary desk faux pas? (you can catch up here).

Well, as promised I am sharing what is now in my bare space.....my exciting reveal is that I made my new buffet -- and we love it!

I had been eying the buffet plans on Knock-Off Wood for a while -- wondering if I could do it, planning what I would need, calling hardware stores, researching prices and generally over-analyzing my urge to build it.

I summoned the courage to just go to Home Depot and get what I needed (although I LOVE Menards, Home Depot had much more wood, better quality wood plus they have an awesome cutting station).

I knocked (pun intended!) this beauty out in only a week.  I never realized just how rewarding wood-working is.  I love seeing everything come together -- it's like the ultimate makeover!

Check out the awesome transformation:


Here's "the box" plus legs (note I had already made a little flub -- the top is supposed to be one big piece across with no edges showing -- don't worry I fixed it with an additional piece!)


Trimmed out! Can you see that the top is a little different from Ana's plans?  I added another piece of wood to the top and made the trim around it flush with the base.  I wish I hadn't messed up -- but I think it's a pretty good job of covering up the mishap!


Okay -- I got passed the hardest part -- the drawers.  I love Ana's trick of running Vaseline along the inside to make them slide better -- worked like a charm!



Almost finished here......


Can't believe how well it fits in our house!



Here's some close ups of my details on tops:




And the baskets below?  An extra blanket for the couch, newspapers and magazines and Ruby's toy box!




Knock-Off Wood


Can I just say again how much I love Ana's plans??!?  Just amazing!

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Robins Fam said...

You did an AMAZING job. It looks absolutely beautiful. I think I'm going to have to add this to my ever growing list of projects from Ana's site!

Bella said...

Oh man, what an amazing job you did, I envy you for having the guts to do this. Did your husband help or was it all you? It turned out wonderful, and I checked out Anas site, dang, that girl has got it going on,, thanks for the tip, and hopefully I can make something as cool as this one day!

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