Gorgeous Vintage Buffet
Today I'm sharing a gorgeous vintage buffet that I painted for a client. This is the first of two pieces; the second is a companion china cabinet which I will share photos of soon.
The buffet was in good condition, but my client wanted a lighter and brighter look. The color scheme she choose was Old White with a Paris Grey top (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint). There were a few twists and turns before we arrived at the finished piece, but in the end I think it turned out lovely.
Before & During
I was excited to get started on the project and almost forgot to take a "before" photo. Fortunately I remembered just as I was getting started.
She wanted heavier distressing on the finished piece. This photo was taken while I was in the process of sanding and shows one drawer with distressing and the other without. I think it's a good example of how the distressing brings out the details.
|Distressing (on left) brings out the details of the carvings.|
|The custom mixed darker grey is shown |
in the corner compared to the original Paris Grey.
I think my client made a good choice of color scheme and the buffet is now totally transformed.
The top is as smooth as silk and the translucent grey is lovely.
My favorite part of the buffet is the carved details on the drawers.
The distressing highlights the details and adds to the vintage charm.
This was a fun project for sure and I hope my client enjoys her new buffet for many years to come.