Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sideboard/Buffet

   I have been working on several sideboards/buffets.  Here is one that I have decided to keep if it does not sell.  It has been painted with a custom made color, which turned out to be a very light grey/green color.  I took the mix to HD to get it color matched and chose Behr's paint and primer with stain block, eggshell, it turned out beautiful (my opinion)

   I always sand between coats, but I use 2500 grit, yes I know, it's a very fine grit,(it's used for water sanding car paint) but I do like to feel the surface as if I am touching a mirror, nice and smooth, extremely smooth I would say, but I love the feel.  I also did the top with a mix of Kona by Varathane and Red Mahogany by Minwax, then topped with four coats of water based poly by Rust-oleum, water-sanding it for that extra smooth feel.  The molding detail on this pieces is beautiful!

The hardware was spray painted with oil rubbed bronze and I used Rub-n-Buff silver to make the detail stand out.

So here is how it came out.  I do apologize for the photos as they were taken with my I-pad.  Soon I will get a good camera to take the photos.

Here is the before....
and the after......

















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20 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous - what a beautiful transformation - love love love how the handles pop now!
    And also love that you left the top wood - it was a perfect choice!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thank you....I love to re-finish the wood tops and let the beauty of the wood grain show.

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  2. Um, gorgeous. Even with just an iPad camera, it looks incredible!! I love it!!

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  3. Looking good! Like how you left her top as is:) Thanks for sharing at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. What a beautiful transformation. I think it is one of the nicest I have seen.

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  5. Your redo is stunning. I love this piece, so pretty and such perfect storage. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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    1. It is great storage, right now I am housing all my fabric in it. It will be hard to let it go.

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  6. Beautiful transformation! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  7. What a beautiful job you did refinishing this piece. I love how you described your reasons for using the sandpaper grit that you chose and how you redid the hardware.

    Thanks so much for linking up your beautiful makeover at Project Inspire{d}.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

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  8. Love how your buffet turned out. The colors you chose are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  9. wow! what a beautiful transformation of the sideboard! I love the two toned look.
    gail

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  10. Hi! This is gorgeous, as are your other pieces. Do you put a poly over the paint, too? And do you have a tutorial for water sanding? I'm not familiar with that, and it looks like it would be great to learn. Thanks for the treat.
    Leslie

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    1. I normally put wax, or wipe on poly. However, all the pieces I have kept I don't do either, just let the paint cure for at least 4 weeks. I use latex paint, it is very durable, just like the paint on your walls, you don't need to seal them just be careful when they are freshly painted. As to water sanding (called wet-sanding)...many don't do it as it is a lot of work, but once you get the hang of it, your quick with it. No, I don't have a tutorial, but good idea. Here is some info on wet sanding, just cut and paste.
      http://www.woodmagazine.com/materials-guide/sanding/wet-sanding/?page=3

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  11. I have been working on several sideboards/buffets. Here is one that I have decided to keep if it does not sell. It has been painted with a custom ... bsideboards.blogspot.com

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