Friday, June 22, 2012

Distressed White and Gray Buffet


Someone left this beauty outside-- which in Arizona is pretty much furniture murder.  I had to completely remove the top as the veneer was all buckled.  After fixing several other structural problems, I painted an undercoat of gray and then used crackle medium for some texture and finally finished it in a creamy white.  I love the distressed areas where the gray and the dark wood show through.  Only two of the original knobs were usable so I put them on the doors and found some cute knobs at Hobby Lobby that match.

Here's the before...

And the After...

Sharing at:

Miss Mustard Seed

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Black and Mahogany Table

Again no before pics...don't know what I'm thinking!  I got this table from a friend of a friend who was moving and sold me this table, a hutch, a coffee table, a wine rack and a side chair all from Crate and Barrel and an antique bedoom set for like $200.  It was the best deal ever!  Most of it was in pretty good condition other than the table.  They had a really big dog and he ate off the front edge of several of the chairs.  So after a lot of sanding and patching...It is finally finished.  I painted it black with a lightly distressed/rubbed through finish to show the beautiful mahogany color.  I stripped and sanded the top and re-stained it with a mixture of dark walnut and mahogany stain.  Sealed it with polyurethane and polished with Maguires polish.  I really am happy how it turned out.

Rustic/Distressed Table

This was one of my very favorite projects.  I absolutely love this table. It was so fun to distress and glaze and just go crazy.  Unfortunately I forgot to take some before pics:(  

The pictures below are the table in my friend's house.  She is getting her hubby to build some benches and then it will be all done.