I am so excited about my latest Goodwill find. It is a Huntley Furniture Buffet that I scooped up for a mere $65.00. Can you believe it? When I am looking for pieces I want it to me solid wood. No veneer. I know most of you are thinking...you are crazy.
Whenever I see a piece that has been so scratched up it always makes me wonder what happened to it? Why would some one do this to such a beautiful piece of furniture? I wonder what kind of home it had and what did they store in it. I imagine it originally lived in a beautiful home because it is not a cheap piece of furniture and it is well made.
I brag that I found it for only 65.00 because I love finding a deal. It is like a personal challenge.
The end result is that I have a beautiful piece of furniture. Something that I was able to make beautiful again. That I can look at and be really proud and think "I did that". It is not perfect. It was a couple of big dings on the bottom sides that I am thinking will add to the character of the piece. At least that is what I am going to say.
So far the biggest expense and challenge of refinishing a piece of furniture is finding new hardware for it that is affordable. I found this hardware at Paxton Hardware. They were the only company that I was able to find matching hardware for drawers that were 3 inches and doors that were 3.5 inches. Let me ask you this...why do they not use the same size for both? I mean really. Anyway, they were about 6.50 each and unfortunately when I ordered theses I failed to order enough. I bought six instead of for six drawers. That is why 2 of the drawers have no handles, waiting for them to be shipped.
Thanks for visiting....Please come back because I enjoy your company.