Saturday, June 7, 2014

Simple, Stately Buffet Makeover

You all know I love a dainty piece of furniture and like to make a fuss over the delicate details with my little brushes and a myriad of paint techniques.  This stately buffet practically begged me not to overdo it's makeover.  Sometimes a piece this large needs to be softened, and simplified...and so I pushed aside any ideas of painting out the accents, and decided to really tone things down this time around. 
I started with two coats of French Linen, with rough, uneven brush strokes to create a rustic effect.

When the second coat of paint had completely dried, I applied a wash in Pure White.
After some light distressing in areas where natural distressing would occur over time, I applied a coat of Annie Sloan's clear wax.
This lovely buffet along with the gorgeous lamps you see here are available now in my booth at Camas Antiques.
One of my very favorite pink roses called Ballerina, is a hybrid shrub rose.  I look forward to it's clusters of sweet pink blooms every year!
In case you've been wondering how in the world I managed to get that mirror to hang so perfectly in the hedge for this photo...I'll let you in on my secret!
I had a willing and able (and goofy) photo shoot assistant (Thank you, honey!)
...and a few photo editing tricks up my sleeve!
Thank you for your kind visit!
Have a fabulous day!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Sharing With:
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
 Friday's Unfolded at Nancherrow


Artsy VaVa said...

Great makeover! I have a buffet that is similar that I have been wanting to paint. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is so beautiful--I love that you had a photography assistant! I so wish I lived closer to Camas Antiques so I could just stop by and see your beauties whenever I want :). Also, our local stockist is always out of every paint color I need. It is so frustrating. I just need to make the road trip to visit you more often! I love being inspired by you--we really have similar tastes. I love what you do.

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Love your makeover! Great trick with you helper holding the mirror!

looking silver said...

Fetching makeover. Forget the mirror-showcase the assistant!

La Verne@hope&salvage

Patricia Krank said...

You are so amazing! I love this beautiful dresser and the way you've displayed it. Thanks for sharing dear Amanda.

Barbara said...

Oh the color against all of your pretty greens with pink flowers! I have those same chandy lamps only with blue crystal. Love your little photo trick too! I was wondering how that mirror was hanging so perfectly! Visiting you from FRENCHCOUNTRYCOTTAGE Friday link party!
XO Barbara

pamelagay12 said...

Beautiful! How do you do a wash?


Potentially Chic said...

Beautiful! Found you from MMS. Great photo editing too. ;-)

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful makeover! Thanks for linking with Home Sweet Home!

Suzan Sweatman said...

This is just so gorgeous - and the way you staged it is just magnificent!
Visiting from My front porch to yours - congrats on the freature !

Shirl said...

Love it