Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Buffet Revival

Like I said yesterday in this post...we finally finished the buffet.  It was such an ugly duckling when we first brought it, but I saw its potential and wanted to see if we could actually pull it off.  After pulling some long weekends and late nights stripping, sanding, painting and glazing, we have a finished product. 

I've wanted a buffet [which we plan to use as a tv stand] for a while now.  In our old house my husband built a corner tv cabinet that I loved, but it was built-in so we couldn't take it with us when we brought this house.  We saw tons of buffets that we loved, but my husband being the frugal cheap man that he is always said "we'll find a cheaper one" or "I can do that myself".  Then I got a bright idea to just find one [cheap of course] and make it look like the high priced-distressed pieces we loved so much.  It was also the piece that kicked me in the butt to actually start this blog instead of just talking about one [read about that here].  Any who...this is what we came up with...



After painting it  Benjamin Moore's Bear Creek 1470, my husband took some fine sandpaper and scuffed the areas that we wanted to highlight, added some Valspar antiquing glaze [which you have to be very careful with I might add] and vola!






These pictures don't do this piece any justice...but like I said before I'm working on that!



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