Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vintage Buffet and ASCP

This was the buffet I had mentioned before.  After all was said and done I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out (and my friend loves it, too, which makes it even better!!).  




Before




After


I ended up painting this with a chocolate brown primer (which ended up looking more like a charcoal gray), a sandy beige primer, and two coats of ASCP in Paris Gray (this was my first time with CP).  After painting I heavily distressed by hand and with my orbital sander (because it's huge!), stained it, then clear coated with poly.  Yep, it was a lot of work, but totally worth it!  I love how muted the colors are and how worn it looks now and it has a great looking texture.  


I just want to reach out and touch this! ;)






She ordered these pulls online.  They couldn't be any more perfect!  <3 them!






I'm doing my happy dance!!  (I know it's good when I step back and see it from a little ways off and it just makes me smile!)
















Just a few more pics....I couldn't help it!











I can't wait to see this in its new home (she's using it for her TV)!



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18 comments:

  1. WOW! Did you ever give this piece some character!Love what you did and how different you made it:)Lovely! Deidre~

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    1. Thank you Deidre! After I got over being afraid of it I had so much fun doing it! lol

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  2. That is one amazing transformation. This is such a creative post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  3. Gasp! She's beautiful!! You did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Someday Crafts. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn! I'm coming over! ;)

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  4. Lisa, this is lovely.....I am working on a buffet tonight! I fell in love with mine and it's in awesome shape! I am visiting from pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com.....just joined your site #33.......please stop by soon for a visit....would love to dee you there....found you on my daughter's site...Trendy Treehouse...have a stylish day..NeeCee

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  5. Love Love Love how this turned out - looks beautiful - you know ASCP is addictive, right? LOL
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by when you can and follow back!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  6. Good gracious - she is breath taking - LOVE!
    Thanks for linking up this week...hope to see you next week at the Autumn Inspiration Linky Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  7. beautiful! i am loving the shape of that piece! stunning!

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  8. Love, love, love it!!! What kind of stain did you use over the Paris Grey? New follower. :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. Dark Walnut by Minwax. It's my go to stain--use it all the time. :)

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  9. Lisa,
    Thanks for sharing this charming makeover at my party...love the color that you went with.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. I love the way you distressed this piece! The look you created is very unique ~ LOVE it!!

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    1. Thank you Shelly! I've been following you (lol--always sounds a little stalkerish!) for a while now and absolutely love the texture your pieces have. I was actually thinking about you when I was distressing this because of the different colors. :) Blogging is one more thing that makes the world just a little smaller. :) Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and your story!

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  11. Just wanted to tell all of you wonderful ladies 'thank you' for your kind comments! It's been so much fun getting to know all of you a little through the things you create! :)

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  12. I am stunned,as usual! This piece is exquisite,and each time I look at a "before" piece,I actually hold my breath just for a second until I scroll down to the "after" piece.Just lovely-love the drawer pulls as well!

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