Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Long Buffet for My Husband's Office


As you know I have been working on pieces for my husband's new office and I found this very large  (6 feet long) and dingy buffet at the Flea Market and it was the perfect size for his office.  

Before:

The piece is going in the reception area when you walk in and will have coffee and a few other things on it.  I wanted the top to be natural wood, so I sanded it down and sealed it with dark wax and hemp oil.  My next step was to mix up some home-made chalk paint in Garlic Glove by Benjamin Moore.  After painting the buffet, I distressed and sealed it with clear wax.  The top is really beautiful and so buttery smooth! 

I was not able to take good photos since it was loaded up quickly and taken to the office so please excuse the poor quality. 












 I haven't seen the buffet in the office yet, but my husband and his team love it and they say it looks great! 

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23 comments:

  1. I love it! You need to get your husband to take pictures of the office to see all your hard work in action.

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    1. Thank you Susan-I need to see the office, I agree. I just finished a table for his conference room!

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    2. Isn't it amazing what a redo can do! , love doing Buffets from long dressers. Nice Work, I bet your husband is proud. newest follower.

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  2. I sure hope you'll be giving us a tour of his office when you're done with it. Love this newly painted piece...beautiful!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I am working on a few more pieces, but will have to drive over and see how it is all looking. I have been telling him where everything goes but have not seen it yet. His work is about an hour away!

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  3. Is it Drexel? It has those pulls that look like Drexel. Anyway - Gorgeous!! You did a great job and it is beautiful. Lucky guy!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I think it is and it is pretty nice now! Working on more pieces for his office-it's a good thing I love him-ha ha ha!

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  4. Yes, photos from the office, please. It is certainly inviting to people coming in. Beautiful transformation.

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    1. Thanks Donna- I will have to go over to the office soon and check it out. I just finished a table and got him a rug. Still more to do but getting close to being done. Nothing like a free decorator!

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  5. I love all of your pieces, you do such great work! I noticed that you home made your chalk paint and wondered if you would share with me what your recipe is for chalk paint?

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    1. Thank you Bobbi-Painting is my thing as well as junkin! For my chalk paint I use Plaster of Paris. I add 2 big scoops to an old yogurt container ( recoiling-ha ha) and then add water until it is like running pancake batter. I then add 3 part of flat paint and mix up and paint away. It is easy and cost effective!

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  6. Great piece. Perfect for a office. I bet his office looks wonderful!

    Have a wonderful night :-)
    ~Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sherri-I haven't seen his office since he put all the new things in it! I will have to go see soon.

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  7. I love it, what a beautiful transformation. It had great bones to begin with, but you sure gave it a new life.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-It is a very nice piece and the top turned out great.

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  8. Wow, this looks sooo much better! Thanks for sharing! Leticia

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    1. Thank you Leticia-I agree it looks so much better now!

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  9. It turned out so gorgeous! What a beautiful finish you gave the top too. Lucky husband!

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  10. Wow - what a transformation! I was going to ask for your chalk paint recipe but I see you posted it already in the comments above (thank you!) I'd love to see pictures of this piece in your hubby's office; I bet it looks great!

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  11. Thank you Amy-it really has a gorgeous top-I have not actually seen it in my husband's office yet!

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