Before & After : The Gray Buffet

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (which, if you don't... you totally should!) you guys know I've been working on a cute little gray buffet. I finally figured out what I wanted to do with it, and now it's sitting pretty in my booth! 

Here's what I started out with:

Yeah, I kind of got ahead of myself and then realized I hadn't taken a before picture. Oh, well! 

I found this piece at a Goodwill for $45.

I sanded it down and then painted it with some gray paint I had left over from my roommate's bedroom makeover. I had intended on keeping the knobs the same, but as I shared on Facebook/Instagram, I felt like it looked awful. In the end, I decided to spray paint the metal piece and the knobs with Rust-Oleum's Satin Dark Walnut.



Better, right?

Once I started painting the doors, I knew that I would have to distress them a bit... the details are just too beautiful to hide behind paint. So... I did it! It scared me to death because I've never distressed a piece before, but I did it!




Those details make my heart swoon, for real.

So, here's the piece all put together and distressed:

It was an awful idea to stage it in my home-- I wanted to keep it!

What do you guys think? Do you like the decision that I made with the knobs? I know a lot of you wanted the metal pieces gone so I'm curious to see if you like the end result!

Have a fabulous weekend! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can get sneak peeks of projects I'm working on, treasures that I find, and you can help me decide what to do with certain pieces!

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