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August 20, 2015

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard REmakeover (Sometimes you have to tweak before they speak)

Let me Reintroduce you to Old Violet, a 1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard. Those of you who have been following me may remember her from several months ago. She's a gal in her 70's who came to me with some scars and showing her age. I spent a few weeks getting to know this old gal and she cleaned up real well...or so I thought. If you missed it, you can catch up here at 1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard Makeover.

Her matching table and chairs sold and one-by-one so did the furniture around her until she was the only one left in the room. Bound and determined that all she needed was to find the right buyer, I patiently waited.

...and waited.

Until I swallowed by pride came to the realization that sometimes you just have to tweak before they speak and so Old Violet returned to the workshop.

1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard REmakeover

1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard REmakeover


This is how she originally looked before we became friends...

1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard before

This how she looked after her first makeover...

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard First Makeover

I think her namesake painted interior exposed to the world might have been a little too risque and scared people away. So I covered her back up again.

What was supposed to be a quick afternoon tweak ended up with some snags? I'd like to know how a door that hung on a piece for several decades and was removed no longer fits when it's put back on?

1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard Makeover Left Side

Putting the middle door back on gave her a much cleaner look.

1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard Right Side

...with the key to her heart, I bid her farewell.

Painted Cast Iron Hardware on Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard

Don't you agree, painting the cast iron hardware white looks so much better?

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard Hardware

Where she was once bare...

Art Deco Buffet Sideboard With Open Storage

...she is now covered.

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard With Painted Cast Iron Knobs And Pulls

She has so many great features like her fabric lined drawers...

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard Fabric Lined Drawer

...and her painted graphic on the top with Parisian flair.

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard With French Graphic

...and her namesake painted Old Violet interior with loads of storage.

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard Painted Interior

So now it's round two of finding her a new home.

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard REmakeover

Here's where I could use your help. You, my lovely readers, have given me some great feedback and advice on other projects and so if you don't mind, I'd like to pick your brain again.

Which do you like better, the first makeover?

Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard First Makeover

...or the REmakeover?

1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard Second Makeover


1940's Art Deco Waterfall Buffet Sideboard REmakeover

UPDATE: August 26th
I am thrilled to report that Old Violet sold within days of listing her back for sale. Even more exciting is that she moved back to the same town her original family resided in when they owned her. Talk about coming full circle!


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