I passed up this buffet a couple of times before the price was right enough for me to buy it. It didn't look like much when I went to pick it up as it was hiding in a dimly lit barn, but when I got it home and really looked at it I was so glad I purchased it!
Before. It was ok, but a lot of the trim pieces on the bottom were missing, and some of the veneer was chipped.
I used Ash from Fusion Mineral Paints for the base layer, washed it with a color similar to French Linen from AS, and then highlighted a few select places with dark wax and gilding creme.
It still had a lovely wood top so I refinished it by sanding it down to the bare wood, giving it two coats of Java Gel from General Finishes and finished it with 3 coats of Varathane in satin.
The drawers had ink stains in them so I sealed them with shellac, painted them a pretty turquoise and lined them with fabric from Hobby Lobby.
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AnswersAre your pieces for sale? I no nothing about refinishing furniture and I wouldn't want to take a chance and ruin a pretty piece. I have been want...
AnswerPlease give specific concerning what you used in place of the French Linen. And what is " A S" ? I have a piece I'm starting and love what you ha...
AnswerYou mentioned chipped veneer. Did you do any thing to fix it or did you just paint over it? If you repaired it, can you give some tips?