Friday, April 17, 2015

Antique buffet in black

This gorgeous antique buffet belonged to the same set of the Depression Era hutch I just refinished.  Two beautiful pieces of furniture.  This piece had quite a bit of veneer damage and the previous owner had tried to fix it but didn't do a very good job.  I didn't want to peel all that lovely veneer off for a few icky spots so I smoothed it out the best I could and then went ahead and painted it. I always say--these are not new pieces of furniture.  It's normal for them to show their love. ;)



 There are so many beautiful details on this piece,  It gave  me a good workout when I distressed them all! :)

 Someone recently asked me if sanding between every coat was really necessary.  You already know my answer. Lol.  If you want an outstanding finish I believe sanding between every coat is necessary.  I know it's a lot more work, but I promise you it is worth it.

 Detailing on the back piece. 

 I just love these legs.  Chunky, turned, fluted....what more could a girl ask for???

 Another gorgeous mahogany top.  I sanded it down to the bare wood, gave it 1 coat of Java Gel from General Finishes and finished it with 3 coats of Varathane in Satin. 

Color= All Surface Enamel in stock black from Sherwin Williams

Have a great weekend!


  1. Fabulous. What a grand piece and incredible job you did., WOW.

  2. Love your piece! Stunning job! I wish we have this kind of furniture here in UK.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! This has got to be my all time favourite of your work. I am a massive fan of yours so much that I don't know how I can buy new furniture my more! Too bad I live in Singapore!

  5. i have a piece exactly or a very close second to this one....I have been sanding it and getting it ready. My question is, did you put a stain over the black paint for the highlighted areas?


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