Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Retro Buffet in Graphite and French Linen Wash

Here's a quick "Before & After" before I make dinner...
Cute little retro buffet by Stanley Furniture...
Laminate top... blah.
(sorry, I didn't crop out the mess... :)
Decided to go for the grey washed wood look on the doors and drawers...
And Graphite everywhere else...
I love the color of the grey wash over the wood with dark wax.
Totally reminds me of rusty metal. :)

I think it gives it a nice industrial mid century modern look. :):):)

Have a fantastic day!
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Dresser in Graphite and Wood

I came upon this dresser at a storage unit sale in Rigby.
The woman said the unit it had been stored in, leaked,
causing major water damage and warping on top of the dresser.
The one "before" photo I have, doesn't show the full extent of the damage...
The top was wavy and falling apart,
But amazingly, the rest was in terrific condition.
So with lots of Mark's help on this one,
we were able to give it new life...

We wanted to reuse the wood from the original top,
so with the help of a joiner, and a planer, Mark got it back together.
It's not perfect, there are some scars hinting at it's former life...
but it's looking pretty darn good, if I do say so.
I painted the bulk of it in Annie Sloan's "Graphite."
When I sanded the front panels, they were just too gorgeous to cover up,
so I just sealed them and let them be...
Have a wonderful and peaceful day!

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