Painted Buffet with a “Good Old Fashioned Wash”

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As soon as Sue from Gracefully Restored Furniture saw this mid-century modern buffet, she knew it was “crying out for a good old fashioned wash.” She took her first stab at the process by painting the buffet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, creating a wash with Graphite, and topping it off with some clear and dark wax. With a little distressing, it was finished!

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Faux Zinc Wine Cabinet Makeover

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Stephanie of The Styled Soul loves the “industrial, sleek, and chic” look of Restoration Hardware’s zinc furniture. This love inspired her to refab a stained wine cabinet with a faux zinc finish by layering metallic spray paint. While this project was a long time in the making for Stephanie, she finally finished it and says it came out just as she had hoped.

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Distressed Black Armoire

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Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow came across an ad for Restoration Hardware’s Montpellier Armoire and fell in love with its dark, bold, and commanding look. Not surprisingly, it was also expensive. However, Natalie happened to have two old armoires sitting in her garage that looked remarkably similar. A few coats of paint later and some light sanding was all it took to transform her old armoires into Restoration Hardware’s black beauties.

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Black and Gold Desk

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Denise from A Girl and a Brush first saw the Bellatrix chest from Horchow a few months ago and loved the black and gold combination so much that she knew she wanted to use it with some of her pieces. When Denise got an old desk at an auction, there was no question what she wanted to do with it.  A few challenges popped up along the way, but in the end this is one of Denise’s favorite transformations to date!

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White Painted Cabinet Bookshelf

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Leslie from Pillow Love needed extra storage in her master bedroom and fell in love with a tall white bookshelf that was out of her budget at $1,843. On a whim, Leslie decided to check out Goodwill and found a bookcase that had almost an exact scale to her dream shelf. After a few coats […Read More]

Distressed Black Buffet

Mallory from Classy Clutter was thrilled when her neighbor offered her a long wood buffet for FREE after there were no takers at her yard sale. I definitely would have been walking home with an extra skip in my step afterwards! Mallory sanded it down before hand-painting and distressing it to perfection. Isn’t the buffet […Read More]