Sunday, December 1, 2013

Green and White Buffet

 I just finished a lovely buffet and could not wait to share it with you, but before I do you have to see my birthday present from my sweet husband.

Its a collar, cuff, and shirt case from a men's store ca. 1910 and each drawer has a glass front and pull. It needs a little repair and refinishing on the top and we set it up in my shop with the back of the base facing the front. The base is actually finished like the rest of it when it is set up right.

I just love it and it is going straight to my craft room to store all my supplies.

Now on to my recent furniture transformation. Here is the finished product.

I just love this color of green. It is the same color I used on the hutch I recently renovated. I'm calling it "Sea Glass". 

Three colors of Annie Sloan were mixed to achieve that shade of green Antibes, Old White, and a small amount of Louis Blue.

Here is how it looked before I used the magic of Annie Sloan.

The top was in pretty good shape but the veneer was shot so it had to go. My grandchildren enjoyed helping me peel off the easy parts. I then used my heat gun to loosen the rest and scraped it off. I filled in any holes with wood filler and when dry sanded it all down but not super smooth. I wanted it to look its age and a little worn.

Then I gave everything a coat of Sea Glass.

I painted it all green because I wanted the green to show through the Old White once I was finished.  Then the doors, sides, top, and the grooves in the legs got a coat of Old White.

I had found some gorgeous metal flower knobs at Hobby Lobby on for half price. This was the perfect piece for them. I used them on the doors.

 Next, I free handed a stencil type design onto the front of the doors with Old White. Its a very delicate floral and swirl pattern. Then I had to decide what knobs would work best for the drawers. 

I wanted something that wouldn't detract from the design, but I wasn't sure. So I asked my Facebook fans to choose one.

They chose the glass one on the left which was a good choice. At a distance the really blend in. Thanks guys.

Once it was distressed around the edges and in areas of the white letting the green peek through I gave it a coat of clear wax. 

I used "Early American" stain to give it a tea stain and then gave it another coat of wax and buffed to a soft shine.

I really didn't get a good picture of the finished product as I left my camera at home when I took it to the Kings Antique Mall. This one is taken with my iPad.

It sold before I was able to get a price tag on it to another vendor at the shop.

I hope you like it. Until next time.


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Marie Blackburn said...

Gorgeous makeover Peggy - I just adore those floral knobs!

Michelle said...

Wow it looks so different, what a fantastic up cycle! Great colours and detail too.

Art and Sand said...

This post rated two "OH, MY!" utterances.

First, your birthday present is beyond wonderful.

And the redo of that buffet is fantastic.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love your birthday present. Years ago I would have gave an arm or leg for one of those LOL
Back when I was into primitives and country living in Kentucky

Jann Olson said...

Peggy, it is a gorgeous piece! I love the colors and the design. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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