As part of our business we are renovating pieces of furniture we find interesting.  Some pieces just need cleaning and minor repairs, while others would look better painted.   For the painted pieces, we are using a high end line of paints and waxes by Annie SloanThe paint is easy to work with and the colors are beautiful.

In our last post we mentioned we would show the transformation of this buffet table.

While not a bad looking piece, it’s heavy, sturdy and practical, but, we felt it had potential to look much better. Bring on the paint!

Here is Karen getting her workout moving the paintbrush-

Did you notice the two white chairs above, the ones with the lovely Easter egg colored upholstery? They are future projects where we will test our upholstery skills.  Hope to post on those in the future.

Here’s Janice “distressing” the cabinet doors and drawer fronts-

After all that work, this is how the buffet table looks now-

We are very pleased with how this piece turned out.  We hope you agree.  We painted the bottom half using Annie Sloan Graphite, which is a greyish black (in the picture it looks somewhat blue).  The top is painted Annie Sloan Old White.  The entire piece was waxed using Annie Sloan dark wax.  We love the way the dark wax over the white paint gives the top an aged look.

And here’s one last photo showing some of the distressing detail-

This piece will be for sale at Luckett’s Spring Market.  Thanks for joining us on our journey – 72 days to go.