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.
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 hate the look of random distressing smack dab in the middle of the sides or drawers.
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.
The body got a good waxing with Myers clear. And that's all she wrote!
This one sold quickly. I believe the buyer said he was going to use it as a vanity bathroom cabinet.
I cringe to think this beautiful top was going to hacked up, but hopefully he's using vessel sinks!
Linking up at these great parties:
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed - Furniture Feature Friday