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!!).
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)!