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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