It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to share our recent Thrifty Finds! To be honest, it’s been a few weeks since we went to any thrift stores. Then earlier this week we thought we would just get out of the house for a bit. I am so glad we decided to take a peek in the shops that day, as soon as I walked into our local thrift store I was smacked in the face. We spotted this gorgeous beauty!!
Yes, it was just waiting there for me. Or so I told myself. It was in pretty rough shape and didn’t even want to know how much they were asking. To my surprise she asked $40. As Joel and I discussed whether this was something we really wanted to take home with us, she came back and said if we take it that day (so she could bring out some strollers mind you) she would sell it to us for $35. SOLD! How can you walk away from that?!
It had been pretty beaten up. There were some very visible scratches and damage to the wood that went deep. When we got it home, we scrubbed it with soapy water and scoured the entire piece with a course scouring pad and lemon oil. Then again, but with a fine scouring pad. We considered sanding the piece, but because of the depth of some of these scratches we were afraid we would compromise the top layer of veneer. We just put a lot of elbow grease into it and it actually improved substantially! We managed to get rid of a lot of the damage and lessen the appearance of the other scratches. It looked close to new – hard to believe it was the same buffet!
This piece fits so perfectly in our kitchen area! The top can come off easily, so it could be used as a credenza at any point in time. It’s perfect for that extra storage we were needing, not to mention, making the kitchen feel a little more warm and inviting. We are definitely going to be needing to paint that table now!
Of course, when you bring in a beautiful buffet like this into your home, all I see are the changes we need to make in this room! Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing the kitchen room design at a later time. Think lighting, paint, wall installations and more!
For now, what do you think of our thrifty find?! Have you scored anything recently?
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