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Buffet Makeover in General Finishes Linen

Buffet Makeover in General Finishes Linen

Happy Monday! My kiddos are back to school today after a glorious Fall break. It was our first ever and really made starting back a little early after Summer worth it! Now it's time to get back to our regular schedule, so excited about the pieces we have coming up! I wanted to share a quick makeover today. Have you noticed that I love to paint buffets? I really do! This buffet was painted in General Finishes Linen. Linen is a beautiful, warm cream. The details were glazed with a mix of Van Dyke Brown and Black. The top was stained using one coat of General Finishes Java Gel stain. Here is the "before" shot. 

I've been waiting to get my hands on this one for a while. I just loved the details on the side and the hardware. Mark sanded her up beautifully which got rid of all of the scratches and imperfections. When a piece is sanded back to the natural wood it is important to use a primer. This seals off the wood and gives you a great base for painting.

The top was stained with 1 coat of General Finishes Java Gel. The entire piece was finished with 3 coats of polyurethane as the final step. The hardware was cleaned up and kept original. Always my first choice when possible.

I get a lot of questions about glazing just the detail. I use a paintbrush to liberally apply the glaze, pouncing into the carved areas. Then I wipe away with a clean wet (not dripping) cloth and buff with a dry cloth. The trick is to work in small areas at a time. Remember you can always touch up with paint.

Here's the "they don't make them like this anymore" shot. It is so true! Solid wood , deep drawers. Dove tailed construction. These things make me almost as excited as the painting!

Thanks so much for reading! I would love to hear what you think or answer any question you have. Comments make my day! Chrissie

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