http://farmgirlblogs.com/kids-essay-writing/I am a DIY junkie. I love to bring new life to old things. This buffet is a special piece that is near and dear to my heart. It was my Great Grandma’s. My Nana had originally bought it when my Dad was 7 but I always remembered it nestled in my Grandma Dorothy’s kitchen. I so wish I would have gotten better pictures (this is under florescent lights-yuck!) but these will have to do. It is dreamy in person. My aunt and cousin helped me tackle this monster. It was a lot of work but so worth it.Getting started we took the top off and started to work from the bottom and on up. We took all of the hardware off, cleaned the whole piece with a towel, sanded the drawers a little bit and left the rest of the wood bare. I used Junk Gypsy chalk paint from my store-Farm Girl Boutique in the color Granny’s Cornbread. Yellow is my color, y’all. It took about two coats because the original wood was so dark. After it dried I took a small hand sander and distressed to my liking.This was made during Bicentennial year. I love the paper on the inside of the drawers.After it was all dry I wiped off the dust, took clear coat to the tabletop only and put the hardware back on. I like a more matte finish so I just applied the clear coat to the top since we will be sitting things on it and using it as a packing station in the back of the store.It was a fun project and looks like a totally different piece.