When I go to garage sales I always make sure I bring two things….One, cash….Two, my business cards. The reason I take business cards is because you never know where you might pick up a new client, which is precisely how I was able to add this gem to my portfolio….
When my client first bought her buffet, it looked like this…
She then decided to redecorate and hired someone else to paint the buffet gold with a metallic glaze…
After living with it for a while my client decided the color and finish still weren’t quite right so she called me. The previous painter did a very nice job, but my client felt the piece was ‘too’ gold and didn’t suit her current décor. After I got a better feel for what she wanted we decided to keep the top and moldings gold, but tone down the rest of buffet by painting it a creamy off-white. To tie it all together I lightly distressed the edges and aged it with a little dark wax. It turned out beautiful.
The buffet was so large I had to paint it on-site in my client’s dining room. I have to say, I could get used to a room like this as my office.
I tried my best not to covet this gorgeous home too much and I was sorry to see this job come to an end, but it sure was fun being able to put my little stamp in such a lovely space.