MCM Buffet With Hairpin Legs

by Brepurposed
This was one of those moments where you spot a piece of furniture and immediately turn into a crazy person to ensure that it goes home with you. I know I'm not the only one this happens to ;)
So back in the summer when I was in Pittsburgh and went to my new favorite place, Construction Junction, I came across this legless buffet sitting in the corner. I ran over to it immediately and hoped to God that Gary wasn’t coming back for it.
And for $10? DONE. Load that baby up!

I did a lot of brainstorming about what kind of legs I wanted to put on it. Hairpin legs were always in the back of my mind, but I just didn’t want to pay the price for them. When I finally found the perfect ones on sale, I knew it was meant to be.

Luckily there was enough support under this thing to screw the legs into.
Once those were attached, I gave the whole piece a light sanding to remove Gary’s name and all the other little bumps and bruises.

I stained the whole piece using Minwax’s Dark Walnut and sealed it using General Finishes High Performance Satin Topcoat. Easy peasy!

I stained the inside as well, but wanted to add a little something else to jazz this guy up a bit. I’m in LOVE with this fabric that I found at Jo-Ann’s and added it to the back inside panel using some Mod Podge.
And that’s it! I’m absolutely in love with this piece. We’re going to use it as our new tv stand once we actually get around to rearranging the furniture :)
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