Freshly Painted Buffet & Hutch
October 23, 2009
About a month ago, I scored a beautifully detailed buffet and hutch combination from the local thrift store. I paid $100 for a solid wood gorgeous vintage piece with incredible detail. The only problem? It was blonde wood, and the stain had bleached out in certain spots. In other areas, the finish was chipping, and the entire piece was in need of a little TLC.
I worked in several stages with many layers of both oil based primer and paint. It took me over a month to finally finish this project. My friends, I’m pleased to show you my latest transformation: this bright white and beautiful buffet and hutch. I even painted the rear of the hutch my version of a watered down shade of ‘Tiffany Blue’ – the same color as the walls.
Hello gorgeous ! Welcome to the family.
Here’s a close up of the leg detail. You can see how the varnish was chipping off, and the piece was in need of refinishing. I decided to prime it and paint it to give it a timeless look, and to compliment the cottage decor of its future space.
Oh, how I adore the finish of white oil-based paint.
Want the full story? You’ll have to tune in tomorrow. I’ll tell all about the stages of its transformation, including tips and tricks on working with oil based primer and paint, my secret weapon for eliminating brush marks, and the true name of this wall paint color.
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