I usually don’t post on a Friday, but it’s been a busy week. Dad was accepted into a long-term care facility and we moved him in yesterday. The staff and residents of this LTC home are amazing, but my sister and I are still finding this difficult. Logically, we know this is the safest and best place for him to be at this stage of his Alzheimer’s, but it’s pulling at our heartstrings and we worry about him nonetheless. It’s funny how the roles of children and parents end up reversing.
Anyway, on a lighter note, I’m looking forward to sharing this makeover with you… can you believe this cute vintage buffet nearly ended up in a dumpster bin?! When I first spotted this buffet, it was being used to hold Tim Horton’s coffee and donuts while the contents of a house were being cleared out – but next stop was the dumpster. It’s pieces like this that are often my favorite makeovers. Not because I have more fun painting or restyling them, but because there’s huge satisfaction in knowing this piece was salvaged and gets a second chance.
Here’s the before.
And here is the sweet after. Wouldn’t this piece be perfect in a nursery or little girls room!
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- Vintage Buffet – SALVAGED!
- TSP for Cleaning
- Savannah Mist Chalk-Mineral Paint
- White Wax
- Paint Brush
- Shop Towels for Applying and Rubbing off Wax
- Sterling Silver Gilding Wax for Highlights
- Repaired buffet (doors and drawers needed adjusting)
- Cleaned inside and out with TSP
- Painted 2 coats of Savannah Mist
- Lightly sanded the paint with 320 grit before sealing
- Protected and finished with White Wax
- Highlighted small areas with Sterling Silver Wax
I painted this buffet with two coats of Dixie Belle’s Savannah Mist – a beautiful soft blue with grey undertones. I white waxed the entire piece and then to add some extra interest and detail, I highlighted a few areas around the legs, swinging doors and backplate with Sterling Silver Gilding Wax. I’m not sure if you can see it in the pics but it adds a very subtle sheen when the light hits it just right. The silver gilded wax adds that extra ‘something-special’ to the Savannah Mist!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS BUFFET MAKEOVER. AND FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY ‘HI’… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!
Have yourself beautiful weekend!
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