Layered and Caked

Layered and Caked

Statia wanted some color in her very neutral living room, so she picked up this old buffet with the intention of sanding it a bit and slapping on a new coat of paint.  Then she realized that it had been painted and repainted so many times in its sordid past that a complete stripdown of the layers of caked on paint was necessary.  That process ended up taking a couple fun-filled months.  Ew.  So hats off to Statia for finishing, because I would have cried for a while and then set it on fire in the backyard.  But now it looks fantastique! Don’t you love those legs?   

See it on her blog Failure to Nap




  1. July 8, 2011 / 1:42 AM

    Im always so impressed with people and their ideas.. most people especially nowadays would have made it white like the before, but boom, I love it you made it totally unique! Great job!!!!

  2. July 8, 2011 / 1:47 AM

    wow, it was worth all the hard work, for sure!

  3. July 8, 2011 / 2:05 AM

    That’s my friend!! Whoot, Statia! You did a fabulous job.

  4. July 8, 2011 / 1:02 PM

    Ok- I have lurked long enough- WOW!!! I have to say that this is really amazing!

  5. July 8, 2011 / 3:55 PM

    WOW! That is an amzing transformation!! Way to hang in there, Statia–so worth it! And that color is to die for. 🙂 I need to break out of my “blue” rut and try some fun colors like that!

  6. July 8, 2011 / 5:05 PM

    This looks great!


  7. July 8, 2011 / 8:18 PM

    Lindsey, you’re a mess!

    Great color, and well worth the effort, as it looks manufactured. The top is very professional.

  8. July 8, 2011 / 10:07 PM

    I just saw a buffet just like this on CL for $100. If it was half that I’d buy it! LOVE yours!

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