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