Taking an old beat up piece of furniture from dirty and drab to fancy and…
Before I get to be too round in the belly I’ve been trying to finish up some furniture makeovers that have been taking up space in the garage. One of which was this amazing buffet I score for pennies at a local thrift store. It was so affordable, I knew it would be a great candidate for a makeover, plus I’d never done a buffet like this. AND I was dying to try out a new chalk paint color, so a makeover was in the works.
Like most furniture pieces, this one was a wood color. It has 4 door that open up to a large space to hold all kinds of entertaining essentials.
The top was nice and smooth, so I didn’t have to do any repair on it. I took off the doors and hardware and taped off the hinges.
This piece was the one I was working on for the local magazine photo shoot a while back. A long while back. I blame my slow-ness on the need for perfection. Here are pics from the photo shoot that day.
I painted the entire piece in Florence by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and sealed it with clear wax. Chalk paint is so easy to use. I tend to water mine down a little and use two coats for good coverage. I painted my bathroom vanity in chalk paint too, but that I sealed with polycrylic. Below on the left it is wet and on the right it’s dry.
The panels on the doors needed a little something special so I added a grass cloth piece to each inset and these satin nickle pulls. I had leftovers of this grass cloth from our dining room, and from backing these bookshelves.
This is one of my favorite pieces, it’s hard to see it go! But it is for sale at Offbeat Emporium in Buffalo, NY at their Elmwood Avenue location. See it on Facebook here.