Antique Jacobean Buffet

The Paint Factory LLC
by The Paint Factory LLC
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A beautiful antique jacobean buffet with beautiful detailing.
The After
I love painting buffets. They are, sadly, becoming harder and harder to find.
A friend had messaged me on Facebook, saying that a buffet was being sold locally at a yard sale. What a friend!!
It had already been refinished. And although it was a great refinish, the natural wood grain took away from the beautiful detailing. I usually always keep the top a natural wood. I love the paint/wood combo
I wanted a weathered aged look. Layers and layers of paint, and glaze.
The two color gold was achieved with metallic paint and then gold mica powder with wax.
I think it works.
Happy to say that the buffet won 1st place in the Upcycling Pro category, held by General Finishes.
Suggested materials:
  • Annie Sloan chalk paint
  • Gold Mica Powder
  • Wax
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  • Terrie Runnels Terrie Runnels on Jul 30, 2016
    Would love to see your instructions for this piece!
  • Kas8281939 Kas8281939 on Jul 30, 2016
    I'd like to know how many "jelly beans" you had to pay for this buffet. I bought one (circa 1920's) in need of repair and refinishing in a 2nd hand store, and it was $250. Hubby restored it beautifully. BTW, you did an outstanding job. Even though I highly oppose painting natural, especially antique wood.
  • Jeannie Jeannie on Aug 03, 2016
    I love this beautiful buffet, you have a very talented EYE. Wondered why the lower part of the buffet seems darker than the top. Looking at the original piece, I don't see a difference in the finish/color.
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  • Linda Linda on Sep 09, 2016
    Thanks - just love this buffet. I've just redone one with aging stain and it turned out great. LOVE buffets. Great job
  • Kristy Kristy on Sep 19, 2016
    Omg! I really LOVE what you did to this. You were right was an already nice re-doing but yours is more my style. :-)