Firstly I must apologize for my Blog Neglect but I have been busy, busy, busy with reincarnating relics buried deep in my garage. I started this piece in July. In August I culled, holidayed in September and I am pleased to say after a little R & R, October has been fairly productive.
This old pine veneer buffet had seen better days
I had no idea when I first got it home what I was going to do with it,
but as time went on it seemed to transform all by itself !
I started with a primer then chose an Almond spraypaint.
The Almond colour was perfect for the look I wanted, but felt a bit too Queen Anne for this piece so out with the basic flat black for the interior and top.
The weather turned nasty around that time and with cold & rain this piece seemed to take forever to dry.
Frustrated at the lack of progress I decided to ignore the buffet for month.
I went on a short trip to Melbourne & Sydney op-shopping & touring around with one of my good friends.... then came home and spent a couple of weeks of school holidays with my kids.
The weather is now back to beautiful in Western Australia & my boys went back at school.
Time to finish what I started.
Drawers were primed and painted .....
Handles replaced with some nice wrought iron ones.
after stumbling across Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures Hutch Transformation Blog,
I was inspired to use matching baskets instead of replacing the doors.
I also added a little labelling to each basket for identification
and now this Buffet is a Beauty !!
I am feeling really motivated now and back on track having finally finished this piece.
Amazing how a holiday and a little sunshine can make all the difference !