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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Buffet Is Finished!

The buffet is finished
and I am in love!
I actually did get it done by the time
the hubby got home on Friday
and boy was he impressed
It looks so nice in it's creamy white goodness
and I still have to run a hand over the
super smooth top every time I walk by
I don't think I could be happier witht he way it turned out's some pictures

This is what I started with
It had good lines
was sturdy as all get out
and had oh so much potential

I always forget to take the in between pictures
so we'll just go ahead and skip to the almost done ones :)
here it is with the glossy top just painted
I used Rust-oleum kono brown spray paint in gloss
I am so in love with the top it's not funny
It's smooth, it's shiny, it's perfect
and one of the best things I found out
is you don't have to wait for the spray paint to cure
for 30 days (or whatever the ridiculously long time it
is with regular latex paint)
to put accessories on top!
I waited a total of 2 days and I'm not
even sure if I needed to wait that long

After painting it a creamy white
I distressed a little and added just a touch of glaze

I kept the original hardware
and just brought it up to date with some
Rust-oleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint
(this stuff is awesome!)
I love how they now pop against the white

The inside of the drawers were nasty
no amount of cleaning made me want to
place my clean silverware in them...
so I added some aqua blue spray paint
and they look clean, fresh & new

I added a stencil in the corners on the top
just for a little girly touch

I took out the shelves in the side cabinets
and painted them to match the top
I think it helps pull everything together

Is it wrong to be in love with a piece of furniture?

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  1. Your buffet looks gorgeous! Wonderful work,visiting from Primitive and Proper~

  2. Your buffet turned out beautiful. You did a great job!
    Enjoy your sweet little girls.
    ~ Julie

  3. Your buffet looks fantastic. I just painted my buffet too. I'm getting ready to distress it and wondered what glaze you used on your's. It looks very light which is what I am wanting.

    Please take a look at mine -

  4. stunning!!! the dark top is the icing on the cake!

  5. I love your buffet! The distressed white looks beautiful with the dark top. I love the bright pop of aqua when you open the drawers. I am about to start refinishing a very similar buffet, so thanks for your inspiration!


  6. Oooohhh, I can understand why you LOVE this beauty! Fabulous transformation!