I finished a buffet this week and took it into the shop on Saturday.
I'm so happy with how it turned out!
It didn't start this fabulous, though. I found her at a garage sale and she was in pathetic shape.
She was missing a door and had lots of veneer damage.
In the past I would have just sanded and painted so it wouldn't be so obvious. But I found veneer edging at Lowes and decided to try it and patch the bad spots.
First, I used a razor blade knife and cut the damaged areas into rectangles. I used a putty knife to gently pop the damaged areas off. Super easy!
I measured the rectangles and cut the edging to fit.
The great thing about using the veneer edging was how easy it was to work with. You can cut it with scissors and you iron it in place!
To be honest, my original plan was to patch it and stain it. I didn't think about matching wood grains! That didn't turn out so well! So I puttied the edges of the patches and painted the top.
I painted the top in ASCP Duck Egg and the base in Old White.
The paint hasn't dried yet, but you can see how well the patch worked! You really have to look to find it!
To deal with the missing door, I decided to take the other door off. I painted inside the cubbies Duck Egg as well.
Wow! What a difference. I wanted to use pewter knobs, so I distressed and used a gray glaze.
I found a couple of locker baskets that fit in the cubbies.
And to add to the surprise, I painted the sides of the drawers in Duck Egg and lined the drawers with some black and white damask paper.
It's in the shop now. Any guesses on how long this one will last?
I'm a party animal!