Antique Buffet in Ash From Fusion Mineral Paint


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!
antique buffet in ash from fusion mineral paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
After
antique buffet in ash from fusion mineral paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Before. It was ok, but a lot of the trim pieces on the bottom were missing, and some of the veneer was chipped.
antique buffet in ash from fusion mineral paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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.
antique buffet in ash from fusion mineral paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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.
antique buffet in ash from fusion mineral paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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.
antique buffet in ash from fusion mineral paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I finished it with new hardware. Aren't these beautiful?!
You can find more pics on my blog (link below).
Lisa @ {createinspire}

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