I have been searching for the perfect piece of furniture for one of my Living Room walls for quite some time. 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 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001NN5T22″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]little wood glue[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00CPSJCB8″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]a few clamps[/easyazon_link]. 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 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01HYPVLY2″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Homestead House Hemp Oil[/easyazon_link] 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 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01MCS0EMJ” locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Fusion Mineral Paint in Plaster[/easyazon_link]. 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 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M0P103G” locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Fusion Mineral Paint in Midnight Blue[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M0DDG4M” locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Raw Silk[/easyazon_link]. 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.
This piece turned out even better than I could have imagined. I could not love this buffet any more! It is absolutely perfect for the space and my home. ♥
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