My husband and I picked up this lovely painted waterfall buffet from a local couple not too far from where we live. It’s so nice to meet people in our neighbourhood and find out a little bit about what they do and where these pieces come from. This buffet belonged to the lady’s aunt who’s name was “Maria”. It’s a classic walnut art deco-ish waterfall design.
I first stripped the top surface of this cabinet and used a mixture of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains. I then painted the rest of the cabinet including the back band with another custom mixture of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Graphite and French Linen (equal parts) to achieve this luxurious steel colour. It then received a good coat of ASCP clear soft wax for additional protection and durability.
The hardware was cleaned and given a spray of both Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze and Copper to achieve a deep brass look to compliment the refinished top surface. The perfect paper to line the drawers was added for the finishing touch.
I used to have one of these pieces unfinished for many years and I absolutely loved it. I’m so glad I was able to find another one similar to that one. Having the hardware intact was integral to this piece and I was very lucky to have had these included with the purchase. I’m so very happy with the result…. I hope you like it too!!
This piece measures: 60″W x 20″D x 38 1/2″H (to top of backband)
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