Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gorgeous Painted & Glazed Buffet

Hi all!  I hope you are having a great week.  I am feeling so much better and have been extremely productive on the blog the past few days.  Be sure to check out my new "Portfolio" page.

It is not finished but I am making progress.  Most photos can be clicked on and will take you to the blog post about that piece.  I have tons of projects and photos to edit, crop, watermark, then put into HTML code.  Many of my early projects were done before the blog and I never wrote about them.  I am trying to get all of them organized so I can add them and y'all can read about them.  Some of them are really beautiful.  Like today's makeover....

This was one of my first custom pieces.  A beautiful buffet/sideboard.  The client wanted to surprise her daughter.  The daughter knew she was getting a piece of furniture but had no idea what it was.  Fortunately, I was able to have a brief conversation with the daughter about her style and colors she liked but other than that, I had total creative control on this makeover.  It was a little scary.

Here are the before pictures.  Overall, the piece was in good shape but had been neglected.  The top and sides had tons of scratches.  The drawer fronts had tape residue and the entire piece was dirty.

Quick note about pulls:  Remember to always check pulls!  They might be real brass.  These were!  Look at the difference some cleaning and buffing makes.  Read about how to check for real brass here.

The after pics.  I stained the top a dark brown and the body is painted a blue/green with very light glazing.  Just enough to accent the beautiful drawer detail and the carved flowers on the corners.  Love, love the final look.

It is hard to believe that this makeover was done almost 2 years ago!  Wow, time flies.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting lots of older makeovers that I never shared on here.  Also, I am going to finish updating the "Portfolio" page and make a "DIY & Tutorial".  Lots and lots of work to do before the magazine article release!!  Keep your fingers crossed I don't relapse and I can get all this done.

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Sharing at:

Before & After Wednesday (The Dedicated House), Work it Wednesday (The Blissful Bee)

Anything Goes Linky (Bacon Time)

S.T.Y.L.E.  Link Party (Life in Velvet)


  1. What a great piece of furniture. I love what you have done. It will make a great buffet. If you have not shared at Bacon Time linky yet, please do.

  2. Your pretty buffet caught my eye over at the Before and After Wednesday Party. You did a beautiful job with the glazing! I just used glazing for the first time and have a lot to learn as I normally use dark wax to antique my pieces. So glad I found you at the party!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  3. This is just stunning (as always!) I am constantly in awe of your fabulous transformations! Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE :) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  4. It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are the Star Feature at the Before and After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to see your feature: Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse