Today I finished a beautiful buffet table for a dear client of mine. This client I met in kind of a unusual way. I had posted an ad on craigslist for one of my finished armoires and her daughter happened to see it, and was hoping I could refinish a dresser for her soon-to-be-born son. My husband noticed her e mail address and said, "Hey that address looks familiar". We looked into it and figured out that we had bought our couches from the daughter on craigslist when we first moved in to our house. This daughter had first gotten these couches from her mom. What a small world it can be here in Vegas at times. Anyway, her mom came with her to pick up the finished dresser, and she ended up seeing the armoire in my garage and bought it. She then cleaned me out by taking a look at the buffet and had to have it as well. She had it custom painted to match other pieces the she already owned. She said she will send me a picture of it in her home, I can't wait!
I was so excited to paint the buffet for her that I completely forgot to take a before picture. I have been kicking myself ever since. I actually thought the piece was already beautiful unpainted, it had aged just right. Unfortunately, the corners had been banged up after all the years and there was no way I could fill them and find a stain to match. The wood veneer on the top of the buffet was also peeling, so my handy husband replaced the whole top, then painstakingly sanded the edges to be perfectly flush. This piece was painted in A.S.C.P. Old White and then a mocha glaze and finished off with clear wax.
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