General Finishes Antique White Buffet

My dear friend Deana has been looking tirelessly for a buffet to go in her breakfast room.  She found this gem on craigslist finally and sent me an inspiration picture of what she wanted it to look like.  She was looking for a white or off white color to accent her grey walls.  She didn’t want anything too ornate or fancy.  This buffet was perfect but needed a little face lift.

10711890_10203387941033111_1624451112_o 10686303_10203387944113188_473587128_o

I first started by giving taking off all the hardware and giving the whole buffet a light sanding.  Next I cleaned the piece off with equal parts alcohol and water.  Once all the dust was off and the buffet was dry I applied a coat of General Finishes Antique White.  This paint is awesome if you are looking for a really smooth finish.  It goes on so smooth and dries quickly.  After I applied a coat of paint, I lightly sanded the buffet again and cleaned off with a dry rag.  I repeated the process three times.  After the final coat of paint had dried, I lightly sanded the edges just to give a little depth to the piece.

Deanna also wanted the hardware to be darker.  I found this rubbed bronze spray paint at Lowe’s that did just the trick.  I cleaned the hardware and then sprayed three times, allowing for dry time in between each coat.

10412276_10203413174983944_945116607_o 10677277_10203414355813464_1350155722_o 10707458_10203414889346802_166924929_o

I am loving the buffet and thinking about keeping it and changing my phone number.

Deana Buffet 3 Deana Buffet 2 Deana buffet 1 Deana buffet 4

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “General Finishes Antique White Buffet

  1. Kristin! I’m finally ready to load up the buffet from my moms basement! Will you be around on Friday? Also, I’m thinking leaving it the original green, sanding a bit and then maybe a glaze? Also, do you have a ballpark figure on cost? We are finally finished with construction and now have space for this piece. LMK, Darcy ps I love getting your posts and emails!!

    Sent from my iPad

    >

    • Hi Darcy!!! I should be around on Friday during the day. Just let me know what time you are coming over. The only thing I have to do is get Josie to and from preschool otherwise I am around. For the sanding and glaze on the buffet I am thinking 150? I can give you a more accurate price once I see it. But that is a ballpark on it. Can’t wait to see it in person:-) YAY!!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s