Saturday, February 2, 2013

Buffet O'Rama


I'm on a buffet kick! Seriously, I've got like 3 of these waiting on the assembly line! 
I had picked this one up months ago. And, so it has sat in the garage awaiting my
divine inspiration and artistic creation......OK,,,,gag!
It sat because I was too lazy to get around to working on it. There. I said it. 


         However,,,,,sometimes things are best left to sit and simmer for a spell.....don'tcha think??


As usual, I took down the top to the raw. I love to sand! Applied a pre-conditioner, a gel stain (don't
remember exactly what I used. I mix my stains. Probably walnut and a red mahogany) and 2 coats of Deft water based acrylic top-coat in satin.  Please don't use a wipe-on poly on a nice piece of wood
like this. Deft in a can is so easy and it goes on beautifully. Get a good brush.
                    This is a fine example of "ribbon mahogany".  See all the lines running across the top?

I think distressing all the nooks and crannies really
adds so much to these old pieces. Sometimes you can
go overboard or "patchy placement" can look phony. So be careful.

                            I mixed my own CP again. Used "divine pleasure" by Behr.

I am the absolute worst when it comes to handles! I always lose one. Although, I think this piece 
was already short one handle when I got it. Of course I don't discover these things until I'm all
done! So I went to my stash and found these chippendale style handles to put on the doors. 
First they all got sprayed with gold spray paint and then dry-brushed with the white. 
A quick go over with some sand paper and a quick spray of poly sealer. Love!!



                 
                         The body got a good waxing with Myers clear. And that's all she wrote!




Linking up at these great parties:

                                                   The Dedicated HouseRedoux

23 comments:

  1. Unbelievably gorgeous!!! Love the crisp white against the wood :)
    XOX

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  2. So Pretty. Love how it turned out. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  3. I'm glad you finally decided to get busy and painted it cause its gorgeous. I love it!
    Love that you stained the top. I would love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. Hope to see you there. Hugs,Peggy~PJH Designs http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/02/transformed-tuesday-24-features.html

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  4. You did a remarkable job! It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  5. Hi Beth, your refinish is beautiful!!! Love the shabby chic paint look too:) Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/search/label/fabulous%20flourless%20peanut%20butter%20cookie

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  6. This is stunning! How is it that you find so many of these? I can never find them at a good price.

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  7. that is so beautiful!! stunning! Curious - what do you sell pieces like this for? I am featuring this in my weekly wow's tomorrow ( Sat) have a great weekend.

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  8. I love that you left the top and the little bit of trim dark wood - it totally makes it.

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  9. Love the wood,beautiful work.
    Anne

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  10. Beth, it's stunning! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. Beth, you will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. See you tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  12. So gorgeous! It has such a beautiful mahogany! Now, do you sand it by hand or do you use a mechanical palm sander? Thanks for sharing at The Dedicated House!
    Sara
    http://triedandtwisted.blogspot.com

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  13. Love it ~ such a gorgeous color combo. I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

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  14. Wow, this is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. Featuring today at 2:00 PST!

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  15. Didn't think I'd like the painted bottom with wooden top. Boy, was I wrong. It's stunning. Must start on my table ! Thanks

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  16. Is the Deft in a can the same as a spray can? When you use the spray can do you stroke it out like you would out of a regular can? Why deft?

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  17. BEAUTIFUL JOB ON THE BUFFET, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT ON A SPECIAL IM DOING ON BUFFETS IF THIS WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
    LAUREN

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  18. QUE PRODUTO VOCE USA NA PARTE SUPERIOR DO MOVEL.
    PARA QUE FIQUE TÃO BRILHANTE ASSIM.
    OBRIGADO

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