As a reminder, here's what it looked like when I bought it off of Craigslist.
Great lines and not even a bad wood color, but not a wood color that looked good in my dining room.
So, surprise! - I painted it. Frankly, things aren't moving along as fast as I would like, but then, when do they ever? I'm a girl who LOVES immediate results and waiting for paint to dry and sanding between coats drives me crazy even though I know it's imperative for good results.
I painted this buffet/credenza with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Paris Grey and the color is phenomenal. It's finished with clear wax and there is no distressing on this piece.
In my opinion mid-century modern furniture should NOT be distressed. It just looks weird.
Want a peek at the inside, just for fun? I got some good shots of how I paint the inside of a dresser so that it looks clean and tidy but I don't have to spend a lot of time or paint covering the whole inside.
This is the way I usually finish the inside of a dresser when I'm painting for a client since I know when they pick it up they'll usually take out the drawers to move it and I want everything to look professional.
The picture and things on the buffet are just props for these photos. I cannot wait to get started on the plate wall!
Getting my adhesive for the plates has been a little bit wonky, but I'll tell you about it when I get them hung. Until then, here's a little sneak peak of the plates in progress.
I'd love if you'd follow me on instagram at @barnacledesigns to see updates on the plate wall as it goes up.
Happy Friday Friends! Hope you have a fantastic weekend...mine will be so great all hanging plates everywhere...so exciting...is that weird? You don't have to answer that...we decorating
dorks friends have to stick together.