From dowdy to Cinderella

This is the tale of a sad pitiful Empire Buffet that I picked up at an auction.  She was in the last row to be auctioned off on a very hot day in a non air conditioned auction house so people were pooped by the time she became available.  Not me though I knew to hang till the end and make her mine. I could see the little Cinderella in her once she got a new dress and jewelry.

And here she is.

With her wonderful white gown- distressed a bit as she still was the same girl underneath.
And then her jewelry got a nice silver lift. 
I think she looks smashing all ready for her ball.
All the nicely dressed go there to show off.


  1. Your princess turned out beautifully. Her lines and structure can really be seen! Happy WW

  2. Hi Tammy ~ Cinderella looks simply beautiful!!

  3. did you spray paint the hardware? It looks amazing!

  4. Well it came out just beautifully! I love these old workhorse dressers and sideboards. The drawers are so deep and can store scads of stuff.

    Happy White Wednesday!


  5. Hi Annie Louise again,
    Let's try this post one more time. Love, love, love how this dresser turned out. Love the drawer pulls. Wonderful outcome.

  6. a wonderful it!

  7. Hi Tammy, i love your Cinderella. She looks beautiful in white.
    The Swedish Room

  8. Oh this turned out beautifully! I love these old dressers. I am your newest follower.

    Melanie @ The Frosted Gardner

  9. Oh this looks great! I love dressers and I would have definitely picked this one up. Great job!

  10. Wow, that came out incredible! Such a pretty piece now since you gave her some love!