We have another absolutely beautiful furniture makeover for you today. I wanted to share this one quick, not only because it’s gorgeous, but because it is my inspiration for a piece I am putting in my sunroom. More on that later, let’s share the actual piece first.
Here is what the buffet looked like before.
This was one of the most impeccable pieces we had seen in a long time. While we love taking something broken down and completely revamping it (See an example of a broken down desk post here) it is a nice breath of fresh air to get a piece that doesn’t need much prep work or fixing! This one was just a little bit of wood fill here or there to take out the worst of the surface blemishes.
(See our favorite wood fill HERE.)
We then painted the exterior in one of our most popular and favorite colors from the Fusion Mineral Paint line – ‘Ash‘. It’s a soft black, charcoal in color, but makes a big statement. It’s absolutely beautiful and goes with so many different colors and decorations.
We then decided to have a little fun with the inside cabinets of the buffet. Normally we don’t do a ton of painting of interior spaces, unless they really need it. This buffet had a couple large scratches on the inside that I just couldn’t leave “as is”. I knew they would be easily fixed with wood fill, but I don’t like the way wood fill stains up. So painting was my next option!
I chose another color from the Fusion line, a softer gray color called “Pebble” to paint the interior of the two side cabinets. I thought it complimented the outside very well, without being too dark! And to make this piece even more special I lined the back of those cabinets with some absolutely beautiful Eucalyptus paper. It has nice soft green and gray colors and adds a bit of pizzazz to the buffet.
Lining the backs of furniture or inside the drawers isn’t always necessary but it sure adds a little extra flair to a piece and can be a welcome surprise when you open your furniture. It usually puts a little smile on my face to see that special touch.
Lastly, we quickly and easily updated the dark hardware by using one of Fusion’s metallic paints in “Bronze“. Always, always, always clean your hardware first with a good soap and water. Sometimes if they are really gunky an old toothbrush or scrubby works great. Then a quick scuff sand over the surface is good too. Finally you can go ahead and paint! I did just one coat over these with a small artist brush.
Don’t they look beautiful?!
Now back to what this has to do with my sunroom! If you haven’t checked out the beginning stages of my sunroom makeover you can see all of those posts by clicking through the links here: Sunroom Plan / Multi-drawer Cabinet Makeover / Painting the Walls
I actually had this piece in my house when I was finishing it and I loved it so much I thought about keeping it! It looked really sharp in my sunroom but I didn’t really know if I wanted to keep a buffet in here. As I thought about it longer I decided I would rather have some kind of hutch since I have so many antiques and decor items I want to display. So instead of this buffet I am bringing a hutch in BUT I am going to do it the same way. I want to have the Ash on the outside and a light color on the inside! I’m not sure if I will stick with ‘Pebble’ for the inside of the hutch or if I will go with more of a whiter color, but I have a little bit of time to decide! I actually already have a hutch I want to re-do too, I just need time to borrow the truck to get it home! Watch for this makeover very soon!
This piece is still available for purchase! See all details and more photos HERE