Don't you just love those huge gold drawer pulls and wood appliques? lol Okay here it is after I finished:
First of all I had to sand & strip two layers of paint as it was peeling off because whoever painted it did not prime the piece first. If I had painted over it more than likely my paint would have peeled off also.
I removed all the different latches from the inside of the doors as none of them matched and my husband put in magnet latches. I counted pieces of three different types off latches in each door.
I then painted the buffet with "Old White" chalk paint two coats and then antiqued it with an Espresso acrylic paint. After that dried I applied a wash of the "Old White" chalk paint using 3 parts water 1 part paint. After that I waxed the entire piece with a light colored wax leaving it to dry without buffing.
As you can see I then painted the inside of the drawers and areas behind the doors with a beautiful spring green. I love that surprise of a lovely color every time you open the drawer.
I decided to use the original brass knobs just removing the large wood applique behind them. I sprayed them with a brown textured paint then dry bushed with the "Old White" chalk paint to bring out the lovely floral details. They almost look good enough to eat! I then waxed the entire piece again with a light colored wax and did not buff as I wanted that aged look.
I hope you enjoyed this before and after. I have several pieces I am working on and will share more soon.
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