That 70's Buffet Brought Into the 2000's
Do you Remember those old 70's style Buffets? Don't get me wrong I love them cute and functional unfortunately not really in style anymore. I found this little Gem at a garage sale for 40$ and thought hey can make this pretty! Wanna know a funny secret this buffet was about a block down from my place and I don't have a truck... but I do have a really sweet little tykes wagon! so me being a little out of the box I took that puppy home in 2 trips drawers and glass first then the body, I'm pretty sure they thought I was nuts... oh well! I call this piece Ocean of gold.
This is an image of where I started to where I finished! look at that difference I feel it is subtle and elegant.
First thing I did was remove the glass and drawers.
The next step was to prep my piece for painting, I used soap and water and really cleaned it making sure to get all debris off.
Next came the base coat I used rust-olium paint in gold and applied it to the entire piece including the top and inside the cupboard and the drawers.
Next I painted the body and drawers in a chalk paint. Vintiques Irish Cream color.
Once paint had dried I sanded down and distressed the chalk to get that gold shining through.
Now for the Top this is kind of hard to explain I used Unicorn SpiT in White-ning. I applied in squiggly lines then rubbed it in C shape motions all down the top. once the SpiT was almost dry I went over it with my hand (while holding my 5 month old lol) in straight slapping motions (kind of like a hit drag and flick) this made this beautiful cloud or wave design.
Once it all dried I sealed in a Minwax Polyurethane and a wax, then reapplied the glass and hardware.
Thank you so much for viewing my post! I Hope you Enjoyed it!
- Minwax Fast drying Polyurathane (Home Depot)
- Unicorn Spit (unicornspit.com)
- Wax (online)
- Rust-olium Gold Paint (Home Depot)
- Chalk Paint Vintiques irish cream
- Spray painter (Home Depot)
- Assorted brushes (Home Depot)
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Published October 25th, 2016 11:28 PM
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