French Linen Buffet With Farmhouse Flair

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I just finished up this gem, which is now listed for sale & ready for a new home.
I had my hubby pick up this piece some time ago.  However, with the  crazy of Christmas, it just sat in my workshop for a bit. I was eager to get started, and here’s where I began.

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I loved the lines of the piece, with its curvy front, and the beautiful hardware. The top was heavily stained and some veneer was chipping in a few areas…….let’s just say, it had been well loved.  So I gave it a good scrubbing, gentle sanding on the body, followed by several areas of wood putty to even things out a bit, and the top of the piece I sanded WAY down with a heavy grit sandpaper and my palm sander. The grain of the wood was stunning.

I decided to mix a customer batch of Jacobean and Dark Walnut stain, which I applied 3 times, followed by 3 coats of Polycrylic.

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The body of the piece received 2 coats of my DIY chalk paint in a French Linen color (Behr – Ashwood ). After that dried overnight, I tastefully distressed the piece and waxed it with Minwax/Dark Finishing Paste Wax (my all time favorite) for that vintage appeal.

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The original hardware was buffed/polished & brought back to its former glory using ‘Brasso’.

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The color is super neutral and this is such a versatile piece.  Now she just needs a new home.

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