Classic Vintage Buffet in Navy

So, it’s been a while……..actually a LONG while since I have posted anything. My wordpress account is probably stunned. Shocked that it’s being used. Haaaaa. After sharing our ‘Carrara marble backsplash’ post avter Christmas, I really could no longer stand the khaki color on the walls that run through the entire open area of our home. What’s a girl to do, you ask? Paint!!! And that’s what I’ve been doing… ‘grey/gray’ adventure is to come in another post.

What I listed yesterday for sale is this gem. Finished in Hale Navy (a BM color, but mixed in Behr eggshell) and topped with a wipe on polyurethane. Normally, I use a waterbased Polycrylic, however on a dark finished/non distressed piece it can tend to show the bubbles and brush strokes.  The wipe on polyurethane gets applied with a lint free rag, takes a solid 24 hrs to cure, but gives excellent protection.  I used gold ‘Rub n’ Buff’ on the hardware……OMG, I love that stuff.  Normally, I use Brasso on tarnished hardware but it wasn’t cutting the mustard this time.  I really needed/wanted gold and the Rub n’ Buff is more like a paint/wax in one.


Classic vintage appeal is perfect and the color is super neutral. Looks like a marine in their ‘dress blues’.  Typically, my finishes lean more to the farmhouse chic look, weathered/distressed/waxed. But the elegant clean lines of this vintage piece did not lend itself to that particular look. For this beauty, uniform and simple were key.



(Yes, that is a glimpse in the background of the new color running throughout our home. It’s another BM color, Winterwood.  Loving it!)

And of course……the before picture of this buffet pre-rehab.


The new and improved look is far better.