Monday, August 29, 2011

French Inspired Outdoor Buffet

Hello! We had a fabulous summer filled with travel, fun and of course DIY projects. I enjoyed my break but am so happy to be back in Blog Land!

What better way to jump in than with a trash to treasure.....

Last week while dropping off a bunch of stuff at my local Goodwill, I popped in and look what I found...the perfect cabinet (beautiful outdoor buffet in waiting).

even better was the price...$12.99.  Originally marked for $16.99 - how could I afford not to buy it (my hubby hates that logic!)

It was in shabby condition but solid wood - why do kiddos love putting stickers on furniture?

Nothing a little elbow grease couldn't fix.  I knew I wanted to try glazing this - so many of you are doing it and I really wanted to give it a try.  I used Behr cool mist in flat exterior. The Minwax Old Oak.  

I love it! Is it possible to be in love with a piece of furniture....well I am.

Just look at the storage....citronella candles, outdoor paper lights, dog toys, an extra blanket to get cozy on chilly evenings, and on and on. Can't decide if I want to glaze the inside.....should I or shouldn't I? What do you think?

It also gives us extra room for food and drinks during parties.

A few other thrifty treasures...

Vintagesque bottle - $3.99

Small metal urn - $1.99