It is so fun when I find original paperwork and information for the pieces, especially when someone has cared enough to preserve it. Call me sentimental or corny, but I truly enjoy jumping back in time to the eras from which these items were made and the homes they once occupied.
I refinished the body of this in a luscious silver sage chalk paint. This color is a heavenly combination of green, blue and silver with not one color dominating the others, but blending together to enhance the subtle shades of each. I love this color, and previously painted my foyer and stairway with it.
The top of the buffet/cabinet portion I sanded down to bare maple, then applied a two step stain technique to create a gentle rustic tone. It is slathered in four coats of durable satin finish polyurethane to complement the satin wax finish of the body. Keeping the original reproduction hardware, I stripped them then painted them a soft glistening satin nickel. The hues in the nickel draw out the lovely silver tones of the paint. Light distressing accentuates its fine lines, curves and detail. It is a fairly neutral scheme that will look absolutely divine in any room with any decor. As always, I could see this versatile piece being used with books on it in a den, library or bedroom, or as a stunning dining piece with great serving capabilities, or in a living room perfectly displaying and storing whatever you choose.
Just completed and available to grace your place, it separates for easy transporting.
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