I finished another piece recently and thought I would post some more pics. You may remember this buffet from a few weeks ago:
Here’s the After:
The great thing about this piece is that overall it was in good condition. It’s well-made with dove-tail joinery and a mahogany veneer over solid wood. There’s a slight warping inside the bottom left cabinet (probably from water damage) and I had to replace one pull and both knobs but it’s very sturdy and all the original brass hardware is in great condition with a lovely patina. It’s in ASCP Olive which I like because it gives a nice masculinity to pieces like this. The top is finished with tung oil for durability and wax on top for added warmth and patina.
It struck me as I was painting this piece how great a buffet like this would be for a nursery. It’s a good height for a changing table and there is a lot of storage with the cabinet portion being a perfect spot to put baskets of toys. If I find another one of these I think I will do it with more of a fun kids type redo. This one would make a great entertainment center though as well as a buffet.
As you can guess my house is getting a little crowded–I’ve been doing so many large pieces lately. I’m officially registered to sell at the Alameda Antiques Faire in August so I’m building my inventory. If you live in the Bay Area, be sure to swing by on Sunday August 5, booth V26. I’ll be there with Camille of The Vintique Object and Wendy who partners with Camille for Claremont Finders Keepers will be there as well. Really looking forward to it!
If anyone out there has ever sold at something like this, I would love to hear any advice or tips you might have. Thank you so much!