Antique Bow Front Buffet

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A few months ago I made the decision to stop doing furniture for the time being. Well, wouldn't you know, on my birthday, I was flipping through FB and saw this beautiful buffet on a local classifieds page. I took it as a sign and couldn't pass it up. :)
I always start by giving a piece a good sanding and cleaning. I then sealed it with two coats of shellac to prevent bleed through (it's mahogany). I mixed a custom turquoise, highlighted the door panels and the fronts of the drawers, and then glazed and sealed.
I sanded the top down to the bare wood, gave it two coats of Dark Walnut from Minwax, and then sealed with 3 coats of polycrylic.
I love how the glazing makes the details pop and gives the piece some dimension. I also chose to keep the original hardware as I like the classic feel of it.
Suggested materials:
  • Minwax stain, Minwax polycrylic
Lisa @ {createinspire}
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  • Shannon Shannon on Oct 18, 2016
    What brand of paint do you use? I love the color as well.

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