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 Room 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!
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!