I didn't notice how gross it was until we loaded up into my SUV. I think that it had almost every species of spiders underneath it. The whole way home, my skin was crawling. All I could think about was all of those spiders. ICK!!! Anyway, when I got home, I made Mr. Sometimes Twice take it out for me. I got my big gloves out. You know the ones that go almost all the way up to your elbows... Armed with Simple Green and Windex, I got to scrubbing. Took me 3 hours to get the grime off of it.
The drawers were in bad shape. I had to glue them down. I couldn't find any clamps to use, so I improvised with my paint cans. Worked like a charm.
Now for the fun part. I gave it 2 coats of my homemade chalk paint. I used an "oops" paint that I had on hand. I distressed it with 150 grit sand paper. I love how easy chalk paint is to distress. It saves my arms from falling off. I used Valspar glaze that I tinted with black paint. This is my favorite product hands down. It is so forgiving. To finish the outside, I gave it two coats of wax.
I wanted a pop of something, but I wasn't quite sure what. As I was strolling past the paint samples, I saw this hot pink.
The hardware on the doors were broken, so I bought these at Joann's. I think they are perfect!
I spray painted the hardware on the drawers to match. I used Krylon in black.
As I said before this little buffet was really dirty, so I scrubbed the drawers with vinegar. Then I lined them with contact paper that I found at the dollar store. I buy some whenever I go in. I want to make sure that my stock it always full. I used to use scrapbook paper. This is much easier and way less expensive.
I love that this buffet is neutral on the outside, but really girly in the inside. Maybe my hubby will let me keep this one!!