Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ho-hum no longer!

We have had this Heywood-Wakefield buffet in our great room for a couple of years. It is beautifully constructed and we like the style, just NOT the maple finish.
We really love primitive painted furniture, so we knew we wanted to paint this. But, not having a vision for the rest of the corner, we procrastinated painting the buffet.
Then last year for my birthday, the Hubs gave me a pair of antique French shutters, (to read the shutter story, go here) and our vision came together. Still we procrastinated.
Then we read that Melissa at The Inspired Roo
m was having a procrastinators party. It's a challenge for all procrastinators to pick a project, commit to finishing it and then posting the results on a procrastinators party she is having on her Blog.
We are thrilled that we decided to join in!

BEFORE...


AFTER...

We removed all the hardware and gave the buffet a really good sanding, then cleaned all surfaces with a tack cloth.
We painted on a good coat of Valspars (Lowes) Relaxed Navy, in interior satin, let the paint dry and then sanded with a sanding block.
We really like the primitive, well worn look, so we did a lot of sanding.
After, we re-cleaned with a tack cloth & then applied a great paste wax product with fine-grit steel wool, buffing the wax in a circular motion.
After the wax dried, we buffed the surface with a clean dry cloth.

We changed the lamp shades from red to black, added some favorite fall items and a wreath. Then.we.were.happy!

Melissa, thanks so much for the challenge and the party to show off our results!
Be sure and check out all the other procrastinators who have linked up on Melissa's blog. They are awesome!




15 comments:

Suzanne said...

It looks beautiful!! I am in love with the new look! It looked so nice before, but so fabulous now. I've always loved your creations. =)

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, this is a fabulous example of what a creative person can do to personalise their space. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Teresa said...

Holy cow...wonderful. I need to get to work on some of my project. Darn nut season is taking up all my time.
Love how it turned out.

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Beautiful! Your buffet was pretty before but lovely after. Thanks for sharing! Kathy

Mandy said...

Wow!
I love it!!
Great job!

Gina said...

Nice to "meet" you Deborah! Looks like we have to same love for blue chippy paint-I love your finished project, it looks great!

Elaine said...

Love it! Love the shutters too. Shutters and a buffet are awaiting transformations here as well, and that blue is so nice. Thanks for some more inspiration.

Stephanie @ and noah makes five said...

WOW you're the only person I know brave enough to pain Heywood Wakefield furniture. I have a bedroom set that I hate but just can't think to paint. Great job. This looks amazing!

Sara said...

I love this! Beautiful job!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, that is a lovely transformation. I really enjoyed your before and after. Thank you for playing along. I'm really in love with your antique shutters too!!

northern cottage said...

A.DOR.ABLE!!! I love your style -- can't believe this is the first time i've run across your blog & I'm so enjoying it!! Especially your intro statement about how you like all thinks salvage -- including each other - so fab!

laura said...

it looks fabulous! my project is curing and awaiting my paste wax job. glad you had such success with it! love it!

Jess said...

I just LOVE how it turned out! Great job!

Amy said...

amazing how painting transforms a piece of furniture!

Sue Richardson said...

This is beautiful! Did you use a primer? Or just paint right on the wood? Also, I've never used paste wax. Any certain brand you would suggest? Thanks...it's stunning! Sue@awelllovedhome.com