The lady who owned it, mutilated it like me and a box of Girl Scout cookies. White crackle paint, people. It was about as attractive as the unsightly pimple on my fanny.
Stripping was necessary, but don't worry... we kept our clothes on.
The couple that DIYs together, stays together, y'all.
My sweet friend at The Rustic Pig is amazing at furniture redos, so amazing that she does it for a living! Obviously she was the person to ask about paint. She told me about Annie Sloan chalk paint. It's expensive, but totally worth it! It's the lazy girl's paint, because it requires no sanding or prep work. We went ahead and stripped/sanded because the buffet table wasn't smooth, and we wanted the best possible outcome.
I mixed Napoleonic Blue and Old white for this beautiful blue. I applied dark and clear wax for an more distressed look--I may add more dark wax later. But that stuff is tricky and messy and scary.
I chose some knobs from Lowe's and voila! A new buffet table.
Linking up with Claire for Creative Tuesday!