Thursday, December 5, 2013

Grand Rustic X Buffet

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 2

The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving were SO busy….

I was working on three huge building projects.

Finishing up another table (pictures to come)….

Building another woven-back bench (this time out of cedar…it smelled SO good)…

and working on this buffet for the new owners of the Grand Truss Table.

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 3

I kept thinking that when we got back from our Thanksgiving trip, I would have a day or two to just DO NOTHING.

Who was I kidding??

When I got back from Thanksgiving, it really hit me….there’s only THREE WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 4

I’m seeing all these homes beautifully decorated for Christmas and all these holiday projects, and my house was still stuck in fall mode!

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 5

So I started hauling out the Christmas boxes, and at least for one day…I “Christmas-ified” one little corner of the home….

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 6

This buffet is a modification of Ana White’s Rustic X Buffet.   I used 4x4’s for the legs to match the chunky style of the Grand Truss table, which is why I’m calling it a “Grand” Rustic X Buffet!   The horizontal cross-pieces are made from 2x4’s to match the extra thickness of the legs, and the top used one extra 2x6.  I also changed the measurements to make this buffet 72” wide.

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 7

The finish is two thick coats of Minwax Special Walnut stain, followed by an over-glaze of black for some extra depth.  The visible hardware is all decorative.

Red Hen Home Grand Rustic X Buffet 8

This will go to its new home this weekend…hopefully I can get some of the rest of my house decorated by then!

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9 comments:

Jaime Costiglio said...

Korrie I'm in your boat - there's just no time this year!!! Love your buffet and that decorative hardware seals the deal. Glad to hear you're keeping busy.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Christmas is definitely coming up way too soon and you have been amazingly busy. my friend. I am so impressed with your beautiful building projects. xo Laura

Debra Oliver said...

love this buffet, your furniture making skills amaze me!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it an just love how it is decked out!

Hetty said...

Love your buffet, great piece Korrie! Also love the ironstone dishes..

Down to Earth Style said...

I pinned it a love it. I made one for a client once a little bit like that but I can never get the cris cross ends to look as nice as yours. Beautiful work.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love your beautiful buffet and all your decorations, especially the chalkboard!

Gail Wilson said...

Korrie--THIS is a beautiful buffet! You outdid yourself on this one. :)
LOVE how you have it styled with the perfect touch of Christmas!

gail

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Really beautiful Korrie! You are so talented! I don't know how to let all these wonderful creations go!