Asked on Feb 18, 2012

Finished - Mahogany Buffet -

Diana DeileySul2896164Desiree'


This tired piece was stripped, sanded and painted with Annie Sloan Old White - sanded again and lightly distressed. I used Minwax Mahogany to stain the top and covered the paint with stain as well. The finishing touch...two coats of AS wax to seal and shine.
I'm always so excited to start a new piece I forget to take before pictures. This is after stripping lots of old nasty finish.
Not great photos - but I'm working on it. I'll take some others later.
Thank you to all the hometalkers who have given photo tips. Now, if I just weren't exhausted after this......
16 answers
  • JP S
    on Feb 18, 2012

    How pretty !!!

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Feb 18, 2012

    Messy business but worth it. Such a nIce color choice and stain effect technique. CP

  • Peggy H
    on Feb 18, 2012

    Beautiful job

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Feb 18, 2012

    Thank you everyone. Yes Peace. This was a particularly icky one.

  • How do you strip the stain? I think I may need to on one of the chairs. I don't know which route to go ASCP or strip any advice?

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Feb 18, 2012

    What's ASCP Yamini? Glad to see you are gettin you hands dirty Shab (-:

  • Bonnie B
    on Feb 19, 2012

    Lots of hardwork provided for a superior finished product! Kudos for you.... me, on the other hand would worry about my manicure ~ ! (chuckles~~)

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Feb 23, 2012

    Thank you everyone! Yamini - It depends. I used Citristrip on this piece. It was caked with different finishes, poly's, etc. According to nearly everyone if you use ASCP you won't need to strip or prime. That is counterintuitive for me so I always sand lightly and prime at the very least. I love the chalk paint. Try it.

  • Gabriel D
    on Feb 29, 2012

    This is one of my preferred finishes and color schemes. Before I saw the new application I thought this would look great in a stain brushed cream paint and medium to dark toned top. Imagine my surprise when I clicked forward to see that your finish matched my idea for it. I love happy endings. lol

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Feb 29, 2012

    A bit of trouble here at Shabby Daze. I was distracted by my pesky life while I was working on this piece. I didn't get to the doors until a couple of weeks after finishing the rest. The more I look at it the more I can see differences between the two doors and the rest. I won't offer it up for sale like this. I've stripped down the doors and will try to get them stained to the same tone as the top. What do you guys think? Top and doors stained dark mahogany and the rest as is? Or a total redo?

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Feb 29, 2012

    What a great suggestion Sheila - I've already stripped doors though. Perfectionism is exhausting. I'm checking out graphics fairy right now.

  • Pat
    on Aug 2, 2015

    Darn. I can see a big difference. Very Nice &a lot of work

  • Jayne
    on Aug 22, 2015

    Great job! Beautiful cabinet..

  • Desiree'
    on Jan 1, 2016

    Just so gorgeous and love the colors that was put together.

  • Sul2896164
    on Sep 5, 2016

    I have this same exact buffet! Hmmmmmm

  • Diana Deiley
    on Sep 30, 2016

    Awesome job! Great piece. Thanks for sharing.

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