BEFORE AND AFTER BUFFET


A sweet girl from my church contacted me a few weeks ago and said she had her grandmothers dining room furniture she wanted to part with to make room for a play area for her kids. I know it was super hard for her to sell them but I hope she will be pleased with how much love I have given them so far.  They were so worn from lots of use. They had scratches and missing veneer just due to the age of the pieces. I spent the last few weeks deciding what I wanted to do, and I finally rested on the fact that I wanted to layer paint. This turned out to be the best thing because it hid all of the imperfections on the top without having to strip and sand. I started with the buffet and I have a table, chairs, and china cabinet to work on as well.

 
I used about 5 different neutral colors of paint, most of them being oops paints. The base coat however was a Benjamin Moore Color called Elmira White left over from one of my moms walls. I was also lucky enough to find a french gray oops paint and a quart of gray Ralph Lauren Glaze for 1.00.

 

 
Seriously y’all…all I did was layer and layer and layer until I was satisfied with how it looked. I went with the grain of the wood and used my purdy brushes and my stippling brush. After I was done with the paint layers, I applied a coat of the Ralph Lauren glaze in an “oops” gray color.
 

 
I hit the high points with a 100 grit sand paper to show the dark wood through the paint. I then applied a coat of Johnsons Paste Wax to seal and protect the finish.
 
The original hardware is so beautiful. They remind me of crowns.
The aged patina is simply perfect.

 

You know what else it pretty cool? I don’t have a picture, but it has a hidden, secret drawer for silver!
I am linking this at Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday. and Green Door Girl.



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Comments

  1. that is beautiful, kelli! huge, dramatic, and gorgeous!

  2. that is beautiful, kelli! huge, dramatic, and gorgeous!

  3. Absolutely beautiful, love it!

  4. Absolutely beautiful, love it!

  5. Kelli it looks stunning!! Good work!

  6. Kelli it looks stunning!! Good work!

  7. That is Gorgeous!! I am love your painting technique. You do such beautiful work!

  8. That is Gorgeous!! I am love your painting technique. You do such beautiful work!

  9. LOVE!!!!

  10. LOVE!!!!

  11. wow, that looks great! I'm lovin the gray

  12. wow, that looks great! I'm lovin the gray

  13. I'm on love. You did such a great job. It's hard to pull of the layered paint finish, but this looks awesome.

  14. I'm on love. You did such a great job. It's hard to pull of the layered paint finish, but this looks awesome.

  15. I love this project. I have a buffet that was my grandmother's and it is VERY similar to this one. It too is missing pieces of veneer and looks pretty rough. Maybe I'll try something like this on it. I love that you finished it off with the wax.

  16. I love this project. I have a buffet that was my grandmother's and it is VERY similar to this one. It too is missing pieces of veneer and looks pretty rough. Maybe I'll try something like this on it. I love that you finished it off with the wax.

  17. I was in your store today…love your new booth and all your pieces. I WANT that precious white dresser! So glad to see the store will stay…it's one of my faves.

  18. I was in your store today…love your new booth and all your pieces. I WANT that precious white dresser! So glad to see the store will stay…it's one of my faves.

  19. very pretty!

  20. very pretty!

  21. Dana Olthouse says:

    Hi, love love love this look…So were all the paints regular paints or chalk? thx, I want to try and paint my dinner table like this ๐Ÿ˜‰ thx

  22. I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE YOUR BUFFET ON A SPECIAL FEATURE IM DOING PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS WOULD BE OK
    LAUREN

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