I have been searching for the perfect piece of furniture for one of my Living Room walls for quite sometime. I knew I wanted something that would provide storage, was old and cheap! Not too tall of an order right?!
Well, I finally found what I was looking for this past winter. It’s perfect! Large, but not too big… has great storage including a nice big drawer… and at $20, the price couldn’t have been better! There was quite a bit of damage to the old buffet, like missing trim… and a damaged top. But, there is was so much good that there was no way I was passing it up… like these gorgeous tin pulls. Some of the missing trim was in the drawer so it was an easy repair with a little wood glue and a few clamps. I wanted a natural top for my new-to-me buffet so sanded the old finish off. The top was veneer so I was careful not to sand down too far. Once the old finish was sanded off, the wood was very dry. Two coats of Homestead House Hemp Oil and the wood was gorgeous. I absolutely love how the top looks with just the Hemp Oil. It is very reminiscent of a beautiful Swedish buffet. The old tin hardware was so incredible that I didn’t consider for a minute not reusing it. The remainder of the outside of the vintage buffet was painted with two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Plaster. Plaster is a creamy, milky, off-white. I am so in love with this colour. It looks incredible with the Homestead House Milk Paint I used on my dining table. With the outside of the buffet looking like an old Swedish style piece, I made a custom mix in blue for the inside. The striking blue was a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint in Midnight Blue and Raw Silk. Since this piece is staying in my home (and I plan on having it for a VERY long time) I wanted to do something extra-special with it. Drop back on Tuesday next week and I will share how I turned the drawer into an heirloom.
Turn an old, dusty, crusty buffet into a Swedish inspired piece that is light and airy with Fusion Mineral Paint.
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