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A Labor of Love


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a friend of mine , holly, asked if i could take this buffet from white (still looking for the “before” picture) to an antique look black finish.  holly has a beautiful home, exquisitely good taste in all-things-fashion-and-anything-for-that-matter, so i wanted to morph a fairly new piece into a buffet with old southern  charm. i painted several coats of antique black, clear waxing between each coat, hand-distressing,  antique black rubbing with brown undertones, dark waxed, then clear coated and poly’ed for  a worn feel. i changed out the hardware finishing it with a gold leaf, then distressed and clear waxed …again.