Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors refurbished this beautiful old buffet with Cobblestone and natural wax! Read on to find out more about this project.
Hi all! It’s Ann from Farmhouse Blues here to share my latest buffet makeover. These leggy buffets are some of my favorite pieces for a dining or living space. They are functional as they offer plenty of storage space but are pretty at the same time.
As you can see, this one didn’t start out quite so pretty. The buffet was part of an estate sale and while very solid, the tired finish was worn and scratched. It seemed like a great candidate for a makeover in paint.
I opted to go with Country Chic Paint’s Cobblestone, a warm, medium gray. I painted on two coats and once both were dry, sanded the entire piece with fine grit sandpaper. The sanding gave the flat surfaces a very smooth feel and highlighted the details of the piece. I finished the piece with two coats of clear wax followed by a gentle buffing. I next turned my attention to the hardware. As I mentioned in my previous post, I try to keep original hardware whenever possible. In this case the brass pulls were fine, just quite tarnished as you can see in the above photo. I cleaned them up with a little Brasso and love how the shiny brass pairs with the warm gray paint.
Thanks so much for reading! I’ll be back soon with another makeover!
I’m Ann and along with my husband and two lively boys, live just north of Boston in a picturesque small town. And though I named my business Farmhouse Blues three years ago, it was just last year that we moved into a sweet little blue house overlooking a farm. It was meant to be! After my career as an airline pilot was suddenly halted by the events on 9/11, I dabbled in a few other areas but seem to have found my niche in furniture. From well-made but tired older pieces, I strive to create home furnishings that are fresh, inspired, and unique. Just recently I opened up my own space in a beautifully renovated barn and am eager to see where this new adventure takes me. Thanks for reading and please feel free to check out more of my work at Farmhouse Blues.