Antique Buffet in Coquille

This antique buffet came out of a house that was being torn down. It was missing the top drawer and a piece off the back. With the help of my handy man husband we solved the drawer problem and I was able to give this piece a new life and a new home.
Before, the top drawer was gone. I'd be interested to know what happened to it!
After. Because the hole where the drawer originally was was so narrow it renedered the space unusable. So, I had my husband cut false drawer fronts out of MDF and attach them with a pinner. You'd never know they didn't belong.
I refinished the top using Java Gel from General Finishes (two coats) and then finished it with 4 coats of Varathane in satin.
I LOVE these knobs and this piece was big enough to pull them off. Changing out the hardware can instantly update an old piece of furniture.
The body was done in Coquille from Maison Blanche's French Lime paint line. The details were done in a soft white.
You can find pics of what I did to the inside on my blog (link below).

Lisa @ {createinspire}
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