Thursday, June 28, 2012

Going Grey

I picked up this beautiful buffet after dropping off my oldest son at piano lessons one afternoon.  I loved the shape of the hardware and details on the legs!  Other than some deep scratches along the top and a a chunk missing from the back edge, it seemed to be in decent condition.

No missing hardware!


Ouch - hopefully nothing some wood filler can't fix!

Plenty of storage space!

Rather than go with my usual white paint, I chose what I thought looked like a dark grey - "Pewter Mug" by Behr.  It ended up being lighter than I thought.  Oops.

I chose to leave the inside of the drawers and interior of the cabinet unpainted, so wrapped them and sealed off the inside with tape and newspaper to keep the paint out.  Once painted, I finished it with a few glossy clear coats.

I love how shiny the clear coat is!

I didn't touch the orignal hardware.  I think the shape is perfect for this piece.

And I still think those legs are whistle-worthy! *wink*

I'm not sure if I'm quite ready to list this piece!  I'm still trying to convince my hubby that it would look perfect in our living room with a flat screen hanging above it!  I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Retro Rescue

Before & After

I purchased this dresser last year and had it sitting in my office for MONTHS.  

It was in decent shape, but had a few deep scratches and nicks along the top.   

The original hardware had certainly seen better days and I knew it would need to be replaced.  

For this makeover, I decided to remove the wooden handles along the bottom two drawers as I felt they dated the piece a little too much.   They were simple to remove, only being held on with a couple small screws.  I filled the holes, give the entire piece a good sanding and a couple coats of primer.   

A friend asked if I would refinish it for her the same way I had refinished a recent set of bedside tables she had purchased from me.  A couple coats of white satin paint and a few glossy clear coats later, I loved the way it looked!   


With the addition of the new satin nickel drawer pulls, I think this little retro dresser fits right in to any modern home now.   

 And really, who can resist those cute little pencil legs now!

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