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December 18, 2012

Soldier Blue Buffet

I have been itching to paint a buffet for a while and when I found this one I snagged it. Yes, it's a little busy and there are a lot of things going on with the front of this buffet but it had potential.
 
Did you know you can usually remove those wood appliques? Keep that in mind if you find a piece you love but don't like little details. Most details can be removed.
I took the two spindle pieces off and the half moon...but then later reapplied the half moon piece.
 
BEFORE
 
AFTER







 the lighting is off in this picture but it gives you a close up look of how the milk paint distresses.
 

The color I used was Soldier Blue by Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. and I used a black glaze to darken it a little and sealed with wax.
 
I wanted to keep the top natural but there were a few hiccups so I had to improvise. I painted it brown and then used black glaze to emulate a wood top look.
 
 
I kept the original hardware and sprayed it with oil rubbed bronze.
 
Here's a little close up of the vintage ornaments.

These ornaments belonged to my husbands grandmother....aren't they gorgeous?!
 
 
I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (whatever is special to you) and a Happy New Year.
 
See you guys in the New Year!
 
 
 
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