A client contacted me and asked if I could find and paint a buffet for her kitchen. She sent me a few inspiration pictures including the one below. Luckily she was in no hurry because it over a month to find one in this style.
After searching Craigslist everyday I happen to go to one of my favorite thrift stores and this was sitting there. So perfect!! So I had my husband stop and pick it up after work that day.
It had some spots that needed some attention so I got to work on it right away. The client wanted the color to be turquoise, bright and happy but shabby and aged. I did a custom mix of 2 different turquoise paints to get the turquoise color. I painted one coat and when it dried I took my sandpaper to the whole piece and shabbied it up. I then aged it with stain and sealed with wax.
I did change out the original handles. They were too small for the piece and I had these in my stash.
The inside needed to be freshened up so I painted it with a few coats of white. I hope I can find some more buffets like this...though I might have to keep the next one for myself!!