Meanwhile, back at the ranch, while I was in the midst of redoing our bedroom, I was keeping myself occupied with one of my first furniture redos.
I had been searching forever for a buffet/server for my family room. Something to hold our bevy of remote controls, and all of the kids art stuff, and I wanted something that would give our very straight lined, monochrome, plain family room, some pop. I finally something perfect:
It was a mess, but I had a vision. I had a dream!
Originally, before I took it home, I had intended to just sand it down a bit, and then put a fresh coat of paint on it, and paint the legs a different color. But when I looked closer, I realized that it had been painted a couple of times, and it was going to need a complete stripping. I figured, if that was the case, I was going to do it right:
Can I just tell you that stripping these legs was a total nightmare? I stripped, I sanded. I scraped. I sanded. I chiseled. I sanded some more.
And after a month of all of the sanding (seriously, I’ve spent the last two months sanding), I started the fun part; making it look awesome:
I went with a matte Benjamin Moore Regal paint, along with a matte varnish. The top, I stained and the hubs put a sealant on it, and buffed it with a satin varnish. I left the legs looking a little more rustic. Mind all of the electronic equipment under there. I’m still looking for a place to put that and hide all the wires.
I love it way more than I could have imagined.