Another Two Toned Buffet!

Smiles Everyone,

About two weeks ago I shared our new Two Toned Buffet,

 I also mentioned that there was another buffet sitting in the garage!

I just love buffets, and when I spot a cutey I just can't help myself.

But my home isn't big enough to hold two,

so there was only one thing left to do - move the last one to my booth and sell it!

Once she was moved out it left a gapping hole in my dining room.

Alas, the hubs headed out to the garage once again and began work on our new  old buffet.

1929 charmer

What ya think?  Cute isn't she...

1929 charmer

This buffet was only in our house for 3 weeks!   It was a hard decision to let her go.

But the new buffet is a higher end of furniture and the wood is gorgeous.

As you can tell I am a leg girl, love a shapely leg.

1929 charmer

This is how it began, really in bad shape....

1929 charmer

her legs were in such bad shape, someone had actually cut off the fronts of the ball part. The good news is they put the parts in the drawer?

1929 charmer

We sanded her all down, then started staining with our fave, Dark Walnut, love this color!

1929 charmer

I really like the two toned look on the last one so that's the way to go!

1929 charmer

The buffet's bottom, the leg part, was painted old white and aged up a bit.

1929 charmer

A closeup, isn't the wood beautiful!

1929 charmer

 A little more leg action.

1929 charmer

Isn't she pretty, isn't she!

Do you think I kept the right one?

Savvy Southern Style

Jennifer Rizzo

PJH Designs



  1. I think you did keep the right one! This one is VERY similar to the little china hutch I'm looking at doing two-tone; the legs are very similar to the ones on my grandmother's dining table(which is serving in two parts as computer desks right now). The way those feet were made allows part of the "ball" to pop off in need of re-gluing. It's a bit pesky!
    This is a beautiful piece! Thanks for showing the "how" you did it!
    Happy day to you!

    • Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and letting me know how much you liked my two toned charmer buffet. I like learning about the feet, I'm just so glad they included the feet!

  2. Yes, she is lov.r.ley! And of course you kept the right one. And one day when you move this one out for another one, that one will be the right one...and so on. So fun that you can change them up. I would have a terribly difficult time letting go. I might end up with wall to wall buffets because they are each so sweet.

    • So glad you thought I kept the right one, it was a hard decision, but the quality of this one is so much higher than the other one, so went with that. I wanted to keep both of them, but alas small homes just won't let ya!

  3. Just darling! I wish my own legs looked as good. I was born w/ legs that are good for walking, but not for lookin'! You did a great job!

    • Thanks for liking my two toned charmer buffet, so glad you think I picked the right one! Hard decision! I bet your legs are better lookers than you think!

  4. And thank you for hosting! It's a HOT one today!!

  5. This is a gorgeous piece!! Megan

  6. I love it Cathy! Both of them were keepers!

  7. oh yeah! This is phen-om-en-al!! I am now going to need to find me a buffet that I can do this to!
    Thanks so much for sharing

    • Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you thought my two toned charmer buffet was phenomenal. Great compliment! Now following you on Facebook!

  8. Cathy, this is AWESOME!!! I'm impressed! Great job on both of these, but I really love the 2nd one:) a hui hou, Shelly

    • Thanks for letting me know you like the redo I did on my two toned charmer buffet, coming from you that's a great compliment!

  9. I agree that you kept the right one. The fronts of those drawers are gorgeous! I have had countless ball feet that I have had to reglue the curvy parts to. They build the leg all in one piece for stability and add the curvy parts later. - to carve all of those decorative curves etc from one piece of wood would be cost prohibitive and also wastes more wood than this method. The feet tend to lose their curves because they are more prone to wear and tear and dampness. You are lucky the pieces were saved. It turned out beautifully.

    • Thanks also for letting me know how much you liked my two toned charmer buffet. Also loved learning how the feel were made, love learning history of things. So glad you like her!

  10. What a great job you did - I love it!

  11. Love the two toned. You may have inspired me to paint a portion of my sideboard. Mine is dark oak, but a little shabby, painting a portion of it may be the way to go. Thanks for sharing!

    It's All Good Home

    • Wanted to say thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked my two toned charmer buffet. so have you painted your sides white yet? You said you were thinking about it!

  12. It's just beautiful! I love the two-tone look. I know what you mean about having to let things go... I'm kind of cleaning out my house, purging things that I'm not totally and completely in love with so I can buy more! LOL!


    • Thanks for letting me know you liked my two tone buffet, it's always great to received feedback and that you like it as much as me!

  13. I would never think of doing this, yet I LOVE it - now I have my wheels turning!! Well done.

    • Thanks for letting me know you liked my two toned charmer buffet! so are your wheels still turning? go ahead you'll love it.

  14. yes, she is lov-er-ly!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. I'm stopping by from Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Fridays.
    The two-tone looking is the bomb!
    You have done a fabulous recycle. You've given it new life!

    • So glad you stopped by and let me know your thought out buffet was da "bomb". Cat's aren't the only ones who have more than 1 life!

  16. This buffet is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you kept the front and top with the beautiful wood while making it pop with the framing of the white. Beautiful job, Cathy!

    • So glad you stopped by and let me know how much you liked my two toned buffet. I so love how it turned out and really like the dark and light together. It was so nice of you to take the time to let me know!

  17. Gorgeous! I would have a hard time letting the other go -- but you kept the right one. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

  18. love your buffet and i would love to feature it, if this would be ok with you please let me know,

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  20. This is SOOOOO beautiful! :)

  21. Oh, so flippin' beautiful! I cannot believe they cut the balls and then put them in the drawers??? Crazy. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. I'm so glad you saved the wood door fronts. They are gorgeous! Nice job.

  23. Another super, beautiful job, Kathy. I think you made the right choice, the wood grain is so lovely on this one.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Ivy and Elephants, it's a feature this week! Come by and grab a featured button.

  24. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Really love this buffet Cathy and love that you left not only the top but the drawers wood grained. I have a similar buffet which need a makeover and really like this look! My one big hesitation about starting on it is that the veneer needs some work and I have never done anything like that before.

    bee blessed

  26. I like both buffets but like the wood on the front of this one best. And as you said, you kept the better quality least for the time being, right? lol

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Cathy. Hope to see you this week, too.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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