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.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. looks beautiful Cristina! The grey is lovely :)

  2. When your ready to list it Christina please give me a call. Not sure if you remember me from Stampin Up this piece!!


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