Thursday, June 20, 2013

Shabby Buffet Makeover

If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen this photo I posted Memorial Day weekend.  My mom and I were on a little road trip to visit my grandma in Eastern Oregon and picked up this shabby old buffet at a garage sale along the way!
After removing some peeling veneer, I painted two coats of Old White, followed by both clear and dark wax, focusing the dark wax on the corners and edges of the drawers and cupboards.
The hardware wasn't bad and it was all intact but the finish was unattractive so I decided to paint and wax it for a new look.  I did remove the pulls before painting so that they could be replaced at some point without hurting the paint finish.  There are so many fun pulls and knobs out there to choose from that it's tempting to replace them on an older piece to give it a new look.  On the other hand, investing in several pulls can really add to the cost of a furniture makeover.  Whenever feasible, I stick with the original hardware.  Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan is ideal for painting hardware.  I like to distress it a bit so that the metal shows through, and then seal it with wax. 
The insides of the drawers and cupboards received a coat of Duck Egg Blue for a fun detail.


This piece is all set up and looking pretty in my space at Camas Antiques! 
My Eastlake dresser is just about complete and I am so thrilled with it.  I can't wait to share it with you!
I hope you're having a wonderful week!  Thank you so much for your visit!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

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