My friend gave me this amazing, old buffet. One of her friends gave it to her and she did not have space in her house, so she passed it on to me, thinking that I may be able to salvage it.
The details on this buffet are very special, but it was in pretty rough shape. I will take you through all the repairs I made to it.
First, I had to flip it over and clamp and wood glue the legs because they were a little wobbly.
Some of the beaded wood trim was missing from the doors of the buffet and I was worried that both sides would not match. Then, I noticed this strip of trim that ran down the center, between the two doors. I used a flat head screwdriver to pry it off in sections and used that to patch the missing parts on the doors.
Now all the trim on the doors is complete.
Mr. Rubbish put this drawer, that came to me in pieces, back together again.
One of the drawer pulls was broken off when I got it. Nancy had some JB Welds, so I mixed that up and clamped the pull to the broken, metal post inside the drawer, clamped it, and waited for it to dry. I was relieved that it worked because I like the old hardware and I did not want to replace any of it.
I dry brushed Old White Chalk Paint over all the lovely wood trim and appliques. The Old White really made the details stand out and the details are what I love most about this piece.
I decided to do one coat of paint instead of two because I liked how the wood grain underneath showed through.
I waxed the entire buffet with Annie Sloan clear wax and buffed it to create a soft sheen.
I put it in the front room at Loot and we sold out of French Linen Chalk Paint this weekend because so many customers loved the look of the buffet.
I have to admit that this is one of my all time favorite pieces too!
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