Teal Metallic Painted Buffet With Stained Top and High Gloss Finish

Pamela Field
by Pamela Field
I had a difficult time photographing this piece. The photos do not do it justice.
This one was in pretty good shape, with just a few finish problems. I cleaned her up and sanded off the top prepping to be stained, lightly sanding the base to be painted.
Cleaned her up, made a few minor repairs and sanded lightly all over. Sanded the top to raw wood and taped it off.
After doing a base coat in a similar color, I painted her with several coats of a teal metallic, sanding lightly between coats.
Sprayed Ralph Lauren Metallic paint
Flipped her over and stained the top
General Finishes Java Gell Stain
Painted the hardware black and replaced the silverware liner drawer with new clean, black felt.

Several coats of High Gloss polyurethane, lightly sanding between coats.
new black felt liner
Welcome to the 21st century!
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  • Judy Judy on Mar 06, 2016
    Beautiful. I've never used the gel stains. Are they easy to work with?

  • Michelle Webster Michelle Webster on Jan 03, 2018
    What brand of paint was this?

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  • Lori Lori on Aug 28, 2015
    You are right it doesn't show as well as you'd like but having used metallic paint before I know how beautiful she is. Well done, it's a wonderful piece.

    • Pamela Field Pamela Field on Aug 28, 2015
      @Lori thanks so much! Maybe I should take some photography pointers and get this paint out of my hair for a minute? lol

  • Hannah V Hannah V on Aug 28, 2015
    Pretty color Pamela!