This has to be the funnest project I have ever done. This buffet has good structure, but cosmetically it was a mess. I soon realized there was no way to get it back to its originally glory, so I decided to work the best thing it had going for it and that is CHARACTER. I would never be able to duplicate this kind of character and use if I tried. I thought the different colors of paint and hardware was just what this piece needed. So... please do not come to look at this expecting a "nice" piece of furniture. This is NOT going to fall apart, it is sturdy, but it is very, very used, and old. The insides of the cabinet doors and drawers are not pretty.