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!