Saturday, November 12, 2011

This week's project - new life for an old buffet

I am loving my new piece that I found. This walnut buffet was in need of a face lift, and I think it turned out pretty well. I was going to paint it black but decided to go with ASCP in French Linen again, I think that it really shows off the detail and the hardware of the piece really well.  I gave it two coats of paint and then distressed it, then put on the clear wax. After that I buffed it with a dry cloth, it gives it a nice sheen, not too shiny but creates a really smooth finish. Here it is below in the picture still in the shop, I couldn't wait to get it home and start painting it!

Then later in my living room ready to go!

From the start, my husband told me that I was not allowed to keep anything if I buy it with the intention of selling it after I am done fixing it up(we are plannning on moving in the upcoming year and he does not want to move with newly acquired things). But after putting it in my dining room for these pictures, he may have slightly changed his mind. We'll see what happens, but it did turn out better then I thought.


Colleen said...


Maureen@Loving this Life said...

Becky this looks great! Man, you are just cranking them out over there...very impressive!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Wow, did you ever give this piece new, more stylish life, Rebecca! It's stellar.

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jrg.cpg said...

I can't believe the transformation! Love it! By the way it looks perfect in your dining room.