Old to New Buffet

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BEFORE

I purchased this gorgeous buffet from a gal I knew. I thought I was so lucky to have been the first person to see it for sale.
It is always a RACE to WIN good pieces of furniture on these Facebook sale sites.
I love them, but they are sheer madness I tell ya.
Isn’t she beautiful?

I intended to paint the base cream while refinishing the top in a dark walnut stain, BUT my plan didn’t go off without a hitch.
The top had some seriously deep gouges that I needed to sand out and sadly I had to sand pretty deep to get them out thus sanding a bit into the wood below on an inch-long spot.  Well, that foiled my original plan.

I tried to stain it, but there was very notable discoloration.  So…onto Plan B we went!
This plan involving painting the entire piece which honestly was a pretty OK plan with me as well.
I chose to paint it up in Benjamin Moore’s Going To The Chapel and then sealed the entire buffet in Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax.

One important tip to share on this beauty – if you plan to paint in a light shade of paint (such as white) on mahogany, you must first ALWAYS seal up the entire piece in shellac.  It is a pain, but if you don’t, the entire piece will turn pink where the stain from the mahogany bleeds through the light colored paint.
Trust me on this one.
Give it a few coats to do the job right.  You will regret it if you don’t.
More coats of paint won’t help either.
Take my word.

I think all the hard work certainly was worth it!

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She is fresh and new now…and I adore her :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Big job, great result. Love the distressing too.
    Joy

  2. Looks like a challenge but you sure transformed it–great job! Blessings, Cecilia

  3. What a score! Turned out lovely–hope you’re keeping that beauty!

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