I bought this piece of furniture six years ago for $125 at a local flea market. It is such a solid piece of furniture, I just couldn't pass up the deal. I decided that it needed a facelift recently...here is the after.
When I bought it, I was really into black, distressed paint, so that's what I did and I have really liked it for the last six years. I haven't touched the original hardware...toyed around with the idea of spray painting them, but I think I like the original...they are so weathered and make me think about how long this piece has been around and I like that.
But, I was looking around the other day and really thought the great room (family and dining) could use a brightening! So, I did it! The day before we were leaving to go to the beach for the weekend. I have fabulous timing and my husband thinks I am nuts (I'm starting to buy into it). Little did I know this would take a coat of primer, THREE coats of paint and two coats of polyurethane! OY! Oh, and did I mention that I decided to paint the dining room table, too? That bright idea came when I had primer left over from the buffet and didn't want it to go to waste (it was the last bit of primer we had on hand). Anyway, fast forward a week later and I really do love the pieces. It makes it so much brighter and airier in my home.
Here it is during the massive undertaking...:-)
And, here are some shots of the finished product...
And some of the table...don't worry, I will be working on white chairs and a bench to match! :-)
See those black bookshelves in the background...wanna paint them white, too. My TO DO list is never ending! I know you can sympathize with me...wish there were more hours in the day!