This beauty came from the barn!
The owners had used it and then moved away and needed to store it. So, into the barn it went! I was fortunate enough to have a friend who told me about it--thank you Justis!
My heart went pitter patter when I walked into that damp old barn and saw it sitting there covered in bird doo doo. Nothing a little cleaning and some sanding couldn't fix. The drawers were stuck tight, a few pieces had fallen off, and the bottom piece was broken in half, but I knew my sweet hubby would fix it all for me (seriously could not do this without him!).
Before I show you the after (no skipping forward!) I have to admit I was a little disappointed. I decided to list it on my FB page, unfinished, to see if anybody wanted it and then I could do a custom order. Someone snatched it up fairly quickly and told me she wanted it black with a wood top. My heart sank a little because even though I knew I would be doing a custom order I had a vision for it, and it was not black.
that being said it turned out so beautifully! It's so classic and really is a stunning piece of furniture. When I finished it wanted to keep it for myself! :)
There will be another buffet that will come along and steal my heart and I will paint it how my mind's eye sees it. ;)
I started using Minwax Polyacrylic instead of Varathane (just to see and not because I don't like Varathane because I think it's awesome) and even though I used satin for both of them the Minwax polyacrylic seems to be a little bit flatter finish and I like it so much!
Oh my goodness-it's so beautiful!
It had a beautiful mahogany top under all that old, flaky varnish and bird poo!
You know the drill...sanded it down, stained with one coat of Java Gel, and finished with 3 coats of poly.
So many great details!
Lucky, lucky girl who gets this!!!
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