Thursday, August 6, 2015

French Provincial Buffet/Dresser


About a week ago I bought this Thomasville French Provincial buffet off of Craigslist and was doing a happy dance when I brought it home. 
Before:

The top was in pretty bad shape, but the rest of it was very study but dark.  I got out a few colors from The Urban Rooster and mixed up my own color that I am calling Serenity blue (soft grey-blue color like you would find at the beach). 


I sanded down the top with my hand sander and then stained and sealed it with AS dark wax and Tung oil.  I love the buttery smooth finish to this technique. I then painted the base of the pieces with 2 coats of Serenity Blue and lightly distressed the edges.  To seal the piece and give it some character I used my dark wax/tung oil treatment. 
 I ADORE it now! 

Wood Top


Great Hardware




Gorgeous Details 









39 comments:

  1. Okay, one of 2 things is going to happen. You fly your little "happy dancing" self down to Nashville and help me find a piece like this AND help me redo it (you've seen what a failure I am at things things)....OR...we work out some pricing and shipping. This will go perfectly in the new house...toss a coin and make a decision. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Benita-I sent you an email! I would love to come see you!

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  2. Pfft...I forgot the rest of it...GORGEOUS!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!

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    1. Thank you Maritna-I am happy with it too!

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  4. That turned out so pretty! The color you chose is just perfect and really accents the shapes of the furniture. I have some old furniture similar to that - it needs your expertise!

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    1. Thank you Stacey-I had a certain color in my mind and I am glad I was able to create it for this piece!

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  5. You improved that piece 100% :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you Rue-I think it looks 100% better now too!

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  6. Stunning! Would look beautiful in my beach cottage bedroom! (ha)

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    1. Thanks Joanne-If you lived near it could be yours since it is up for sale!

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  7. It's beautiful Darrielle - complete transformation! Serenity Blue, nice name for your custom color too.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I can't really take credit for the name as I did see it at the paint store and just liked it!

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    2. Thanks for linking up at our DIY Sunday Showcase Party Darrielle! Your buffet will be added to our DIY Sunday Showcase Talent Board on Pinterest :)

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  8. Oh my goodness, it's perfect! What a great find and gorgeous transformation!

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    1. Thank you Robin-compliment coming from you for sure!

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  9. Pięknie, delikatnie. Bez wątpienia o niebo lepiej niż wersja "przed".

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  10. OH---MY--GOSH!!! This is such a gorgeous piece, and what you have done with it is amazing D. Now, why don't you just load that piece up and come on over????

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    1. Thank you June-it had good bones and the paint just made it better!

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  11. This is another one of your gorgeous transformations. The color is perfect and I love the old hardware.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love the hardware too!

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  12. You've done this beautiful piece proud, D, a great transformation.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I think the piece looks a lot better now too!

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  13. Oh, this is gorgeous. Serenity Blue looks very soothing, and that hardware! But I'm most intrigued by your technique of combining AS dark wax with tung oil. You say it creates a buttery smooth finish. Mmmm. I'll have to give it a try. I saw your link at French Country Cottage. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-Not only does it make is smooth but it is easy and quick which is my favorite part!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I am happy with the color too!

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  15. I have always loved Thomasville furniture. You found a beautiful piece! I love the soft gray blue color, it's just perfect!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Thank you Jody-I snatch up a piece of Thomasville when I can!

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  16. I sure wish I lived closer! I'd snap this darling up in a second! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank you Mimi-the piece when to a good home with a young family!

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  17. Beautiful color mix DD, what a great Craigslist score as well, Super nice job!

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  18. This is seriously amazing! I love your work! I wanted to let you know the Weekly Feature Series is live in which your post is being featured. Sorry for the delay in letting you know. It's the first week of school and I'm super behind. Anyhoo, thank you for joining in my parties! Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/08/weekly-feature-series_24.html Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you very much-the first of school has been cramping my style too!

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  19. Beatiful. How did you do the top? You said you stained it, what color? Or is it just sealed with AS dark wax and tung oil. Love the effect.

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    1. Thanks-It is just sealed with the dark wax and tung oil and it just naturally stains it too!

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