Soooo...after years of transforming ( mostly by painting) my own old furniture and decorating items (I get bored with stuff veeerry quickly), I discover this whole community of bloggers who love what I love..
I got so bold after stalking some of your blogs for a while, that I promptly went out and got me this UUGLY buffet that was transported from the 80's right to my local Goodwill Store...
This is how it turned out....L.O.V.E.!!
I kept waiting for something to go wrong, because I usually mess up
big projects as a result of my laziness impatience, but I followed the advice of Becca at Blue Cricket Designs on furniture-refinishing and now I love not only my new buffet, but I love her too! Go check her out ...and be inspired like me.
(pretend you did not notice the canary yellow vacuum cleaner in the background)
Unlike Becca, I used spray paint. I told you I was impatient. Painting in the garage with no air conditioning in mid-summer in Phoenix had its own price, though. I am pretty sure my secret ingredient may be a bucket of sweat drops added in....
I primed with Kilz spray primer, then sprayed on two layers of Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover, Satin Aqua. This is my new best friend in spray paints. I could have gotten away with only one layer, I tell you. Covered beautifully! The hardware was sprayed with...you guessed it...everyone's favorite, Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I glazed with Behr Glaze tinted black .Then I sanded quite a lot, because I wanted a really distressed look, PLUS I only realized half way through that it works better if you use a damp cloth to wipe off the glaze.
I had to sand to get the glaze off where it was a little too black. It all worked out in the end, because ,.. have I mentioned that I LURVE my new buffet?
Do you have any ideas on how to decorate my buffet? Maybe I should modge podge the back?