Monday, November 4, 2019

Another Empire Strikes Back...the Saga of the Empire Style Lowboy dresser makeover.

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vintage antique buffet server empire style do it yourself before and after makeover
Welcome back my Beauties!
How the heck have you all been?
I have been working like crazy on smalls for the booth trying to keep up with the holidays.
Luckily when the weather was nicer I was able to work on a bunch of furniture projects to show you.
This makeover started in a galaxy far far away....
just started in my garage. :)
If you follow me on instagram (which you can do --->HERE)
you would have seen in my stories the SAGA of me scoring this beauty at a thrift store and having to get it into my husbands hatchback :)
I always know if I bring the little car, I will find a big piece of furniture. 
It had seen better days but it was structurally perfect and such a cool piece.
Once I got it home I got to work.
Ryobi cordless battery powered random orbital sander diy empire buffet makeover
The top had seen the worst of the wear. But since I knew I was going to paint it, I knew I just needed to scuff it up and clean it to prep it. I used my Ryobi cordless sander to rough up the parts I was going to paint.
Then I wiped it all down and got to work.
general finishes milk paint in queenstown gray for empire buffet makeover diy

Since once drawer had already been refinished and was in great shape I decided to keep that one as it was and just accent the rest of the piece using General Finishes Milk Paint in Queenstown Gray.
I found some old hardware in my stash and just gave it a couple coats of gold spray paint and they were good to go.
general finishes queenstown gray empire style buffet painted makeover
Then it was time to put it all back together.
I think you will agree the deep gray and the gold played so nicely with the wood tones in the large bottom drawer.

general finishes queenstown gray empire style buffet painted makeover karin chudy
This Empire dresser definitely struck back with its curved legs and sleek appearance.
another empire strikes back, the empire buffet makeover karin chudy
I am really happy I was able to get this piece home and give it a new lease on life.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover.
The snow is already starting here but hopefully I will get a few more pieces done before it gets really bad.
Until next time,
have a BEAUTIFUL day! 


Vintage empire style lowboy dresser makeover before and after using general finishes milk paint karin chudy diy


Art Is Beauty said...

Thanks Bliss! <3

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Another gorgeous makeover, Karin and love that color!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I always adore all of your projects Karin and this one is a real beauty. Love that you kept one drawer natural too.
Thank you for sharing your make-over at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your Empire buffet at tonight's party and pinning too.