Good news! I remembered to take “before” photos! Lots of them! Lucky you huh?
Super great buffet with lots of detail and sexy legs…
The photos make it look like it was in better shape than it was…
Don’t get mad that I painted it please… It really had a lot of scratches and the finish was extremely brittle, it could have been used as it was, it was gorgeous, but I knew it could be oh so much better…
I sanded the top to the bare wood (yup, no stripping, I told you I hate to use stripper )
Can you see how gorgeous the top WILL be? Oh, I can!
It’s a little dusty but well on it’s way! Just look at that grain!
For the cabinet part of the buffet I first cleaned it really good with a mixture of TSP and water to remove any dirt or residue. Then I used a paint that my local Benjamin Moore dealer (Virginia Paint) carries called Cabinet Coat. Can I just take a moment to tell you how MUCH I love this paint?! I used it for the first time about 3 years ago when I painted my kitchen cabinets. This paint holds up like a CHAMP, no chips, scratches etc. It dries SUPER fast and has some magical (yup…that’s my word for it) properties that makes it even out when you paint with it. It gets even better ya’ll…it DOES NOT require a primer.. What?!!! The only “problem” with this paint is that it can only be tinted in light to pastel colors.. so no dark colors for this paint! I went with a very light grey for this piece and I used a dark glaze over the paint in order for all of those yummy details to really POP!
So after much of my BLAH.. BLAH.. BLAHING… Here she it in all her purdiness!
Can you see how he glaze brought out all of those details?
The knobs are the originals, with the original finish and they are great!
I stained the top with Special Walnut by Minwax and applied two coats of wax as a protectant…
Wait for this shot of the top, OMG it is so darn GORGEOUS!
I think you need to see a shot from the other side because of this crazy gorgeous grain!
Do you see how that grain is now a show stopper?
I just love this buffet and I was sad to see her go, but she was promised to another.. such a sad love story for me…but a happy ending for her new owner who is thrilled to have her and thinks she is gorgeous!
I want to take a second to send a special shout out to my client Stacy who trusted me enough to buy this buffet sight unseen (ok, so maybe she had a cell phone picture…) and then pretty much let me do what I wanted to the piece! Thank goodness she loves it! Whew!!
What do you think? After seeing the “after” photo’s are you still upset that I painted her… ‘cause she looks very happy to me?!
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