Buffet Redo

So one day early this summer I purchased a buffet and a matching china cabinet. I wanted to do them in two different finishes but loved the bones of the pieces. My dear husband went to pick them up for me after work, he rocks like that. He called and said, “are you sure you want this?” My answer was yes, just trust me. His concern was over this:

The ends looked like they had been chewed and the veneer was in terrible condition. All I could see was great lines and details and beautiful original hardware. There were times when redoing this piece that I wished he would have left it at Goodwill ;)!

My inspiration for the finish was one that I saw at a high end decorating store. The finish is made to look like it’s been there forever and is showing its wear. I hope you like it! Leave me a comment to let me know what you think!














My favorite part is even though I cleaned up the hardware I left a patina on the brass.
And just for fun here is a closeup of the items on top. They are all available at the fall markets Painted Luxury will be attending. Check out the “Where to find us” tab to find out more!



  1. Linda Lary says:

    Did you use an electric sander or did the distressed finish by hand. Looks great!!

  2. Yeah Baby!! You got it!! ;)

  3. Hi! I’m over from Miss Mustard Seed, and I jumped on over immediately when I saw you dresser because I have this exact same dresser that I redid recently and I love how we took the same piece of furniture, and made such totally different pieces! (I haven’t blogged about mine yet because we just moved with the military to South Korea, and I only finished it just before we moved, and I am WAY behind on my blogging since needing to unpack has taken over my life!) I painted mine a pale green blue with a grey sun-bleached top, and I added stag profiles in gold to the doors, so totally different from your piece to say the least! So, so fun to see a different take on the same piece, thanks for sharing!

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