I liked doing this piece better for all the *imperfections* throughout the buffet. Lots of dings, knicks, and "trenches" in the wood to work with.
I was giddy with excitement!
Did I also mention that I did this during Spring Break, and taking a small vaca in the middle of this project? Did I also mention that it was with 5, not 4 kids in tow?
So, here's what I started with:
After a coat of French Linen....
I added a coat of Coco and then used a tobacco glaze over that first..... then sanded.
BUT, I did not stop there. This became a process of putting on and taking off here and there with a sanding block, then more back on. It's a detailed process when you're working on so many small areas and crevices. After I used the tobacco glaze, I literally went back to using layers of clear and dark wax to emphasize the small areas and all the dings and knicks - combined with sanding. It gives a great surface protection if the piece is going to get a lot of use! After the drawers are put in, more wax is added to create an even flow in the stain.
So this is the result of the finished buffet!
I also finished up this floor mirror for her before I did her buffet:
It's been busy around here to say the least! I'm ready for my own vacation after the kids go back to school!
But it's so not happening. Thank God for Michael Buble' during times like these!
Think I'll take Michael's advice!
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