Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's not really wasting my time.....

I'm in decorating mode right now. I spent a few hours yesterday redoing a piece of furniture that I'm not even selling. It was really time that should have been spent on my show coming up, but I couldn't help it. I was in the mood and so I just did it.

I've had this buffet (the hutch part is in the garage for now) for about 5 years now. It was my grandma's. It's not an antique, it's just special because it was hers. But I was finally over the wood finish. I know that to paint or not to paint is a big question for people. I say it depends on the furniture and the style of your house.

So here it is mid-sanding. I just wanted to rough it up enough so that the paint would stick.

I tried to find even one picture of this before hand, decorated how it was. But to no avail. Suffice it to say, that it was time for a change.

I used a Behr paint that has the primer already built in. It works pretty good. I'm not in love with it, but it worked for the job at hand.

So I gave it two coats, and then sanded it again to give it a smoother finish. The paint/primer combo dries faster and there were too many brush strokes for me liking.

I then gave the hardware a light sanding. I had painted them black a while back, so sanding them brought through some of the original bronzy finish.

I distressed the edges just slightly. I didn't want it to look beat up, just slightly loved.

I also took one of the doors that belongs to the hutch that goes on top, and gave it a lovely coat of green and then just propped it up against the wall. It gives it a layer of texture and variety that I really love.

I then shopped my house, grabbing my sea anemone clock for good measure, and all in all I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

And of course, if I grow tired of it, I can always change it. Cuz that's what I do!


  1. I love what you do! So similar we are!!

  2. I like the green with the cabinet door. I have a built in desk with similar if not identical amber panel cabinet doors like that and I've been tempted to paint it. Everyone tells me to take out the panels and install stained glass but I love them the way they are. A local resale place is selling a full panel with a wood frame, probably 2x6 ft, and I've been tempted to go get it, if nothing else, to replace any that get broken. I'm pretty sure it was used as a built in room divider. It does look nice just sitting there. Maybe I could paint it and prop it in an empty corner like you did until I figure something else out.

  3. I got on here and started looking for the "like" button... I think I'm on FB too much. ;)
    It looks really great!


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