Last November I scored a beautiful buffet at a local Salvation Army. Paid $100.00 for a vintage 1930’s solid wood buffet with gorgeous detail. Even though she was nestled in a crowded room full of furniture I liked the “feel” of her and LOVED her legs (I’m a leg girl).
We brought her home and moved her right into the dinning room (sold the previous buffet). The holidays were right around the corner and she would come in handy. As I began washing her down I noticed something was missing…
Her two front
teeth legs were missing! How did I miss that! I was really bummed! Too late, can’t take her back – no refunds at SA. Finished cleaning her up and decorated her for the holidays. She’ll be on our spring/summer project list.
Moved her out to the garage (where at least 16 other pieces of furniture live) and started working on her.
OK, the obvious place to start is to relocate the two inside back legs to the front so Mr. Charmer cut them off. I was really nervous during this part! Would a piece of furniture stand up if 4 of it’s 8 legs were missing?
Used 5/16″ x 3 wood dowel screws ….
To screw then in to both legs…
And then screwed both the legs in to the buffet old holes (where legs used to be).
Her legs are back, the top sanded down and I start painting her with Annie Sloane’s Old White chalk paint (Annie Sloan paint needs no primer). It took 2 coats to cover her.
SEE THE SWATCH ABOVE – THIS IS THE COLOR OF OUR WALLS (Behr – Merlot). The inside photos can sometimes come out looking NEONY!
See what I mean? Neony left corner? We moved her inside to finish (that was a crazy move – see the mess). Sanded her down to give an aged look, and followed with two coats of clear paste wax (Annie Sloan).
I was going to use a dark paste wax on her, also but decided not too. So glad I didn’t.
Isn’t she LOV.ER.LY!
I love her! I love how the white pops against the Merlot paint color.
Working on a fall table vignette – if you want to see how it turns out – stop by tomorrow’s post.
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