Monday, April 16, 2012

Moving Up

Excuse me, ma'am, you want us to put it

The theme for this week's Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors is
repurposed furniture, and here's my entry.

It started out as your basic mass produced buffet from, I don't know, the 40's?  It was passed around our family until it landed in the basement of our previous house where it held art supplies and games.  About 10 years ago, I painted it white and added bin pulls to match our kitchen hardware.

Purchased from Van Dyke's Restorers.

We then moved the buffet upstairs to our walk-in pantry to house canned goods, kitchen linens, and small kitchen appliances.  I removed a 70's faux wood shelving system from the wall above it and replaced the shelving with this top from an old kitchen cupboard.

When I bought this cupboard, it was already stripped of its original finish
and missing its glass door inserts and hardware.


 I made leaded glass panels with textured glass to hide the contents of the cupboard
 and added a new latch, also from Van Dyke's.

When we moved to our current home, there wasn't a spot for this piece on the main floor,
 but I really didn't want to get rid of it.  So when the movers asked where to put it,
 I told them to bring it upstairs to the master bedroom. 

Most of my clocks fit on this shelf.

Forgotten treasures fill the small drawers.

There's room for 2 lamps on top......

and plenty of storage space for clothes and extra bedding.

There's even a place of honor way up high for you-know-who.

So there you have it.  My dining room buffet and kitchen cupboard
repurposed to the master bedroom.

Thanks for stopping by,

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*Do you remember the snow day I was hoping for this winter?
I got my wish today.

Spring in northern Minnesota.  Gotta love it!


  1. Oooh, I really like your buffet cabinet! Love how you mixed and matched, tying everything together with the white paint. Very chic! And your wonderful clock collection looks perfect on the little shelf.
    Mary Alice

  2. I love it! And you MADE the glass panels? You have so many talents!
    Those clocks look right at home there. :)

  3. How lovely! :) {except for the snow! icky! do you really have a snow day? nice!}

  4. I love furniture in unexpected places! Like armoires in the bathroom or a persian rug and chandy in a garden house. It looks awesome there, love your clock collection and your pretty lady up on top! Your beautiful wall color really looks good with it too, makes it pop.

  5. I never would have thought of it in the bedroom, but with your girl on the top and enough clocks to wake you up (you must be a hard sleeper), it works in there. I had to double-check the date of your post, I thought maybe you had reposted something from two months ago. Snow???

  6. your furniture piece looks smashing! and that is the perfect shelf to display your cute clocks! now lets talk about your snow day?? holy cow, i can not even imagine snow right now...we have leaves on all the trees and flowers everywhere.
    happy new week to you,

  7. That is a great piece Vicki, I never would of thought of putting it in the bedroom and I need something like that.

    (Sorry about the snow, I think?)


  8. This is so pretty and I love your collection of little clocks! Great job:)

  9. I love your cobbled cabinet! What a great storage place in you bedroom. I love the clocks (my Mr has a large collection also). SNOW????
    Hugs, Linda

  10. So beautiful Vickie!!!! I think the master bedroom is the perfect choice for that amazing piece of furniture!

  11. I think your furniture looks great in the master bedroom. I like using things in ways other than they were intended. Keeps things interesting! I can't believe the snow you have right now! It sure is pretty.

  12. I have that white stuff outside today too, Vickie, but I don't have that great white buffet cabinet you have. I love it! I also want to start a clock collection!

  13. Oh my gosh, Vickie- what a winter wonderland! It's so hot here already.
    I love your clocks. I am constantly moving furniture around the house- this piece works beautifully in your bedroom.

  14. Oh my, what lovely lamp posts you have beyond the snow!! We just had snow and wind for two days, but the sun is out and it is gone, gone, gone! Got to love that spring snow.

    What a scrumptious furniture duo and I love how you prettied them up. Love the lady on her high perch too. I'll look forward to seeing them at the party on the weekend! :)

  15. Vickie,
    That totally works in your master suite.I would not be able to part with that either.
    What's up with the snow.....It is windy and cold here today.But thankfully no snow.

  16. I haven't been at your blog long but, did you say you made the glass inserts? Wow! That's a great looking piece I think it's the glass that makes it work so well.

  17. Oh you have got to be kidding, snow now? It's been in the 80's here. We had a cold front today, and it was in the 70's!! You must live near Lake Wobegon.

  18. Vickie,
    Don't ya just love furniture you can use anywhere! Love both pieces together, your leaded glass makes it! Is there anything you can't do??? You even made it snow!

  19. I works in the bedroom, your improvements are great! And snow in Minnesota, I think May 30th was the latest we had snow when we lived there. Loved the snow but Oct thru May makes for a long winter! Hoping spring pops soon, thanks for stopping by, Laura

  20. Love the buffet cabinet in your bedroom....youn can never have too much storage. Wow, that's a lot of snow for an April spring day!!!!!! Have a great week :o)

  21. Awesome piece! LOVE that hardware...and how you put all of the clocks together.

  22. that looks fabulous! great idea to put it upstairs, sounds like it offers tons of storage. LOVE your clock collection! I have one started myself, but only have two measly clocks so far. i love the big and baby Ben ones!!

  23. oh yeah...and sorry about the snow...i'm in chicago and it has snowed in April before. hopefully it will be gone soon for you!

  24. OH that is a beautiful piece! Love how you've displayed all your goodies, too! We only had a few snow DID have a snow day!

  25. You got snow?!? Wow! It's gorgeous!
    I love your piece and how you've remade it! It's lovely and I'm sure you can poke all kinds of things in it. Love how your lamps fit perfectly on each side. Man, you're good! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Your cabinet looks great. A marriage made in heaven.


  27. Awesome cabinet with the showcase of antique clocks. Looks terrific. Always love white cabinet, so neat and clean.

  28. Your work on these pieces is really impressive. I can see what a perfectionist you are. I love that they can be used in any room. Glad you got your snow! Beautiful!

  29. Hello Vickie! I'm visiting your blog for the first time and I'm loving it! So interesting and funny, I couldn't stop reading past posts. Your clock collection is wonderful. I love collecting, vintage children's dishes, egg cups...
    Hugs from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

  30. Boo on the snow. Yay on the buffet! Love it! And love your touches of the leaded glass and the hardware. Isn't it amazing how paint and a few touches can transform furniture from drab to fab? You did a great job!

  31. You have such a beautiful home, every time I stop by and see a glimpse into your house I am always so impressed! You sure have great style girlfriend~ Hugs, Diane in California

  32. OMG! You are so very talented. It is beautiful. Congradulations on an amazing job. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  33. So lovely!
    Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday

    Greetings from Australia♥

  34. Love your style, Vicki!
    So nice to find your blog.

  35. i totally missed this post! this is such a great marriage of furniture, vickie! i LOVE your amazing glass inserts--they are awesome!

    snow!--i could live the rest of my life without one more day of snow-yuck! have a great weekend!

  36. I love it all...The complete makeover in every way. Kudos to you. Looooove that mannequin head (and hat)too!
    My Post today was all about Vintage...and I mean ALL! : )

  37. Hi Vickie! I'm still loving this post and thank you for popping in to see me little kitchen.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  38. You made those glass panels? That takes some mad skills - love the buffet and all the hardware. Very pretty!

  39. I have an old Atari clock that I want to sell

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