Old World Urn Buffet

By Half Moon Hollow Design, Owner/Designer in Weaverville, NC.

This bespoke antique Jacobean Buffet is a beautiful statement piece. Its ornate lines are perfectly juxtaposed against the antiqued finish creating a versatile look that will complement many styles. I began this rare beauty's make-over by replacing the outdated original veneered top that was on it with three found exotic solid wood slabs of Iroko, which is an African hardwood tree similar to Teak. I applied three coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat to protect the surface. Next up, I applied a "facial scrub" (aka stucco) to enhance her already lovely patina. Then I applied a base coat of the perfect shade of black called Weathered Wood to lay the foundation for the finishing touches. The next step in the make-over process is where the transformation really took place... the paint application technique that I used was entirely done with an artist knife. I meticulously applied Pure White in layers over the Weathered Wood, blending in areas to add depth and dimension accentuating its naturally aged, worn look. This piece is not for the person who needs a smooth even paint finish but it is certainly perfectly imperfect! -- Finally, we completed her transformation with a nice rub down of clear wax which was applied to protect her new look. As with any make-over you start with good bones and allow the natural beauty to shine through revealing a unique beauty that's never been seen before.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesBlack and White

Color Recipe

  • No custom mixed colors were used in this piece.

Products Used

  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat
  • DIY Paint Co By Debi's Design Diary- Weathered Wood
  • Annie Sloan- Pure White
  • DIY Paint Co by Debi's Design Diary- Clear Wax

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