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Saturday, September 3, 2011

What A Shame

I'm really dragging this evening as I have been working since early this morning on a couple of projects, but I wanted to stop and take a minute to share the before and afters of a buffet/sideboard I just finished.


Here's the before:




I almost forgot to take the before picture because I was so eager to get started as usual. As you can see there isn't much wrong with this piece.  Its a very solid, quality piece of furniture.  The only problem I could find with it was some scarring on the very thick, mirror-like top and a couple of stains in the drawers. 


Now all of you wood and stain lovers don't have a fit but yes, I painted it.  But wait! As I was looking at the top I could see in places that beneath that about an inch of polyurethane finish was what looked like beautiful inlay work!  


So I sanded and I sanded and I sanded...good thing I love to sand huh? And finally Viola! Behold!










Beautiful huh? I just can't imagine what that carpenter was thinking when he added all that stain and poly to his beautiful work. Geez! I just applied wood conditioner then three coats of clear soft wax and buffed. I also added the black line details around the edges.




I painted the rest of the buffet with ASCP in "Old White".  The brass drawer pulls I spray painted with a textured black matte paint. Since it was so pretty inside (looks almost new) I did not paint the interior nor did I distress it but I did line the drawers.


By the way, these are pics of just some of my new booth at King's Antique Mall. I just moved across the aisle to a little larger booth with a display case as I picked up some really nice glass items to sell. If you live in the Shreveport, LA area stop in and ask for Peggy's booth. Well, I'm hitting the sack for some much needed rest. Have a great long weekend. :-)

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14 comments:

Shabby Friends said...

Absolutely beautiful. I am going to use your suggestion of spray-painting the brass with flat black on my next project. Good luck on the extra booth space. I added 30% more and doubled my sales.

Peggy57 said...

Thanks. You can also paint them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that's what I did on the gray chest.

May said...

What a great piece! Beautiful.

refresh restyle said...

I'm glad you like to sand too, because it looks so great now!
Debbie

Deborah March said...

Absolutely positively GORGEOUS!!

molly susan strong said...

This is so lovely. The top is so worth all your efforts. Thanks so much for sharing at Market Monday. It is amazing.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That piece is stunning! Absolutely lovely! Found you via Creations by Kara. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

It is beautiful! I had a similar inlay experience. I hope you will stop by for a visit and see what I found:http://www.thediyspot.com/2011/09/desk-love/

andrea said...

This is so beautiful and soft. andrea@townandprairie

Katie said...

Beautiful restoration!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a cute piece! Love the new color :)

Terry said...

A true beauty that you brought out.

Deana said...

WOW!!!! that looks amazing. I'd love it if you linked this up to my party!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This turned out just beautiful~ Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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