Saturday, September 12, 2015

Vintage Buffet in Iron Ore

A friend contacted me about buying this buffet from her.  I knew right away I couldn't pass it up.  I love that it's smaller and it's simple lines.  I didn't like the pulls on the drawers and the doors, but I knew that was an easy fix.  I also am not in love with waterfall style furniture but I wanted to give this one a modern twist. 

 I had my original idea for this one and then, all the sudden, I was unsure.  I went back and forth in my head about what to do and the more I thought about the less sure I was.  So, I asked my hubby what he thought and he said, "Slate gray."  Well, he doesn't offer up his opinion very often and I was thrilled he spoke up (and it was one of the colors I was already considering) so I decided to run with it (for him ya know). ;)





 BEFORE
She had refinished it once so the finish was in excellent condition.  Thank you Julie! :)






AFTER

I love the moody feel of this piece now.  It's not too feminine and not too masculine.  And, I'm thinking this graphite color is one of my new faves!




It had a gorgeous cherry top.  Tweet twoo!





 The drawer bottoms were a little iffy so I lined them with paper.  
*Tip: Seal them with Modge Podge for easy cleaning!








 I. Absolutely. Love. These. Knobs.!!




 These too!  I used gild creme to highlight them. 





He said he really likes it so I'm a very happy girl! 

6 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. I love this color, and the transformation from the clunky drawer and door pulls to the elegant knobs.

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  2. BRAVO!!!!!

    This looks amazing- seriously I would never ever have guessed that ugly duckling could become such an awesome piece. WOW. You got it going on, girlfriend. Your visions are incredible.

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  3. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Love Love Love!!!

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  4. What brand/color of paint? I love it!

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  5. Love this color- you always do beautiful work!

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  6. Love your work. This waterfall piece really came together nicely. I've redone a few of these. by the way, that's walnut, not cherry. Most of these pieces from the 30's and 40's were done with mahogany and walnut. Cherry wood is a bit lighter and has a pink undertone.

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