November 29, 2013 by Terry
A while back I went to my local second hand store to pick up some more milk paint. They are a Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint dealer, they are also a consignment store for people who want to sell furniture of all kinds. I love it because they quite often have beautiful antiques. So once I had my paint I thought I would do a little browsing and WOW! did I ever find a good buy! I Looked at the tag on one piece that I liked only to find out the price was for 9 pieces!!!
My heart started to pound!!! I had to have it! I immediately sent my husband a picture….an antique buffet with the matching china hutch, table and six chairs!!!! Because it was such a steal I had to act on it immediately…..and….HE SAID YES!!!! Yeay me!
Now, I Had brought it home to my collection in the garage and since my husband was kind enough to rent me a storage unit, I now have room for it in my home. I have brought it in to enjoy until I am ready to do some fixing on it. The table and chairs went to storage as they need alot of fixing but the buffet and china hutch have settled in nicely in my dining and living room.
While it is really pretty the way it is, the wood is damaged in places and I would like to do some sort of treatment to them both. I could really use some suggestions….
Our home is decorated in shades of greys and different whites so I would prefer to do something along that line to it color wise. I just think that while the natural wood color is nice, it just doesn’t go with the color scheme in our home. It looks a little orangeish. I can live with it for now but they will be getting a pretty facelift in the near future. The china hutch needs some of the decorative scroll work on the door fixed as well…should I remove it or try to replace it?….
I would love some help in suggestions!
Oh yah…I will be finished with upholstering the matching sofa to the “restoration Hardware” copy cat chair by Monday!!! Stay tuned for the results….Unfortunately all the pictures I took during the whole process have been lost due to some freaky glitch on my i-phone :0( I am sooooo sad about that as I worked my little tush off on it and I really wanted to share the whole process with everyone. Anyhoo….
Have a great weekend all!
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