Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Finicky Fox Vintage Bow Front Buffet Makeover

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before vintage bow front buffet makeover

Welcome back my Beauties.
I am sorry to stay away so long, but I am sure you know how life gets.
I have been painting like crazy and filling the booth, and the kids are home for summer and that doesn't leave me a lot of time to blog.
I remember thinking when the kids got older things would be less busier...(heres a hint....its not) :)
But that's ok... 
The reason I am finally writing this post is because I just love this piece so much I couldn't wait to show it off. 
I have a hard drive full of all the makeovers I have done in the past 3 months but those will have to wait.
This one jumped to the front of the line!
I got this buffet from a friend.
She was cleaning out her house and asked me if I wanted this?
I ran over that as fast as I could :)
top of bow front buffet before makeover
You can see it needed some work, but that didn't scare me.
It had these heat marks on the top and the fronts were scratched but I didn't care.

sanding the top of vintage bow front mahogany buffet using orbital sander

I got right to work with my random orbital sander and took that old finish coat right off.
Minwax mahogany dark walnut stain for vintage bow front buffet makeover
Once that was off and I had wiped the whole piece down with cheese cloth to pick up the dust I could start with my finish.
I picked Minwax Dark Walnut to deepen up the finish.
I sealed it with some wipe on poly and got to work on the rest of the piece.
vintage hardware makeover using gold spray paint
While that was drying I removed all the hardware and cleaned it up and then gave it 2 coats of my favorite metallic spray paint.

General finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint for vintage buffet makeover
Now it was time for the fun part.
Since I knew I was going to be putting a transfer on it, I needed a lighter color.
You know me, normally this would have been a bold green or blue,
but I wanted my graphic to stand out so I piced
General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint
I put on two coats and let it dry.
Vintage Bow front buffet makeover using General finishes reverent gray milk paint

Here it was, already looking fine, but I knew I wanted to jazz it up.
So I went to my transfer that I have been saving for a year and got to work.
The finicky Fox Redesign by Prima Transfer for Vintage Bow Front buffet Makeover
We went to England last summer and I was reminiscing about all the cute little pubs and cafes.
Adding the Finicky Fox transfer just made this feel like it would fit in at an English Cafe.
Top of vintage bow front buffet makeover using minwax dark walnut stain
Once the transfer was on and sealed and left to dry overnight it was time to photograph.
Remember the damage on the top,
Check out that gorgeous top NOW!!
That gorgeous grain just POPS now!

finicky fox furniture transfer for vintage bow front buffet using general finishes milk paint
And how cute is that graphic.
There was more to the transfer but I customized mine to fit my piece.
Vintage bow front buffet makeover using redesign by prima finicky fox transfer and reverent gray general finishes milk paint

Here she is in all her glory.
Her new refinished top,
revived hardware,
a paint job,
and a cute as a button transfer.
Vintage Bow front buffet makeover using Finicky Fox Furniture transfer and general finishes paint
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I have been in facebook jail for over a month, with no response from facebook (I am not allowed to share my own stuff but allowed to share everyone else)
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Until next time,
Have a Beautiful day! 


Karen K from Buffalo said...

This piece turned out gorgeous!! It looks brand new & what a difference from the "before" picture!

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Hey Karin, nice to see you posting again! I always enjoy your makeovers and this lovely buffet is no exception. Beautiful transformation and love the nod to England. Don't you just love furniture transfers? I want to transfer all the things. Pinned :)

Bliss said...

I love it! I have yet to try the transfers, some are too french for me, but the fox one is super. Pinned.