Saturday, November 8, 2014

Refinishing Buffet Table

This piece has come and gone but I until now have neglected doing a blog post about it.  I wish I would have taken a before photo,  the whole thing was painted a boring flat black.  I started painting it Old Ocre (an off white) when it occurred to me that I wanted the top stripped and dark stained.  
I began the process of stripping the top and preparing the wood for stain.  It was a bit of a long process but underneath was a beautiful piece of wood. 
This was after the first coat of stain,  still not dark enough for what I wanted.
I got it a much deeper color and then finished the light color of paint.  
I painted the hardware and then antiqued it with German Silver guilders paste but I wasn't happy with the light knobs with the dark top.  So I took them off and did a top coat in black and then quickly wiped the black off to have it only remain in the creases. 
After they dried I re-added new guilders paste on top to add depth.  I LOVE the way this turned out! 
After I put the knobs back on,  it was time to do the insides.  I wanted to go for a pop of color,  I went with a light turquoise. 
When it was all done I sealed the whole piece and antiqued the doors a little bit.  
So here it is all finished before it sold.  It was a real work of love.  It was a great piece,  one of my absolute favorites!

9 comments:

  1. It was a beautiful piece! You really have developed a talent for refinishing. I am intimidated by paints and stains. Good thing my husband, son and DIL are so good at it!

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    1. Thank you! It has fun doing these projects. Now when Geoff goes to Home Depot to grab stuff for work, I enjoy going with him and finding new tricks and and tools to try.

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  2. Oh my, I wouldn't have wanted to part with it after all that work, and it turned out so lovely!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I do want to keep every piece I make or refinish. It's my therapy to fix things up.

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  3. I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can watch the hottest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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