This is currently on 1st Dibs for $22,000!
Buffet Deux Corps, Christies. Sold. No price listed...but it's Christies! Out of my league!
Another one from Christies
This one is from Cote de Texas
I love the painted finish on this reproduction biblioteque from Tara Shaw Maison. For sale at Layla Grace for $12,163.
Why do I torture myself?
I found this armoire on Craigslist! The plot thickens! This piece is heavy...very, very heavy!
A little wood filler in the knots and we are on our way! While I was at it I filled in the shells at the top and bottom of each door. They screamed 1990's to me!
After two coats of Annie Sloan Old White
Two more coats of Annie Sloan French Linen
Followed by Clear Wax, then Dark Wax. Buffing and sanding this was a workout!
I am on the lookout for a slab of wood that can be placed between the top and bottom pieces to act as a serving area...
My new best friend! A little on a cloth helps remove concentrated areas of Dark Wax in seconds! I discovered this quite by accident when I was cleaning the floor after I was done painting!
Detail of dentil and rope molding on bonnet..
Before and After
Next to Tara Shaw biblioteque...
The first photograph was taken with the camera flash on and the second in natural light. See the big difference?
There you have it! My dining room should be complete by Thanksgiving! No. I haven't forgotten about the buffet!
This project took 7 1/2 hours from start to finish. I used a blow dryer to speed the drying process. The blow dryer also comes in handy to melt the Dark Wax if you need more "working" time.
Only 18 more pieces of furniture to paint and I'm done!
I am sharing this with...
Between Naps On the Porch, Metamorphosis Monday
Shades of Amber, Chalk Paint Link Party
Sherry, at No Minimalist Here, Open House Party