Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Marble Buffet

Found this treasure on Craiglist for less than $80,
found the same exact treasure on Ebay for $400. 
So I think I paid the better price.

It is actually a well known furniture brand, 
I just liked how it looked!

The slab on top is marble and I knew I needed to frame it.
I've been looking for a taller leg buffet, but not too tall.
The formal living room will have a low wall that needed something.
Something geometric and fun.

 I love it!
I gave it a high gloss paint job and framed in the marble with blue.
{Heron at 75% by Behr}
The hardware were vintage gold, cylinder things. 
Hated them. 
So they got switched out with some distressed blue as well.

It was totally worth the 4 hour, round trip drive. 

Yup. 4 hours.
I know, I'm insane.

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  1. This piece is spectacular - for under 80? Marble top? Unbelievable - Lucky you - and you did a beautiful job on it -
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you can:)

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I really don't think the lady new what she was selling! Wiemenn sells for a pretty penny for some of their pieces. Hence my willing to drive 4 hours with the twins in tow to get it!

  2. This is an amazing transformation! I love the marble on top, love the blue that you chose for edging it, and love the blue's contrast with the white--it is just lovely, and you did a great job on it!

  3. This is terrific! Great transformation.

  4. I usually stay away from marble topped pieces, but I think the blue you used made it look terrific. For a quality piece of furniture.. 4 hours is totally worth it!

  5. sooooo cool and unique!

    looks fabulous. found you via MMS's party where i'm partying too. would love to have you as a follower.

    smiles and happy weekend.


  6. Wow, you did an amazing job!! It looks beautiful. Your newest follower from the Sunday Showoff. :)

  7. That is beautiful! What a great deal you got! I love checking on similar items I find on ebay, makes me so happy when I got a great deal! I love the color choices and you can't go wrong with marble! I just found your blog and I love it! I am your newest follower! If you ever have time I would love for you to come checkout mine!


  8. Wow, that looks great! I can't believe you only paid $80 for it. That's totally worth the drive!

    Kathleen from Projects at the Pickett's

  9. OMGosh! What a gorgeous piece!! What a find and what a great job you did. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Dreamer. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-11.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. LOVE THIS PIECE!!! I want it.... PLEASE!! Come on!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  11. Wow, this is really such a cool piece! It looks like it is really long and only coffee table height. What are its dimensions? What are you going to use it for? Nice transformation!

    1. Thank you! It is 5 feet long and 22" tall. (So a bit bigger than a coffee table.) It will be going along a low wall that separates the formal living room from the great room. :)

  12. Lovely! I especially like the distressed blue hardware! (I'm visiting from Flamingo Toes--congrats on being featured!)