A lot of my refinishing projects focus on sentiment. This project has a different twist because the finished piece is designed to create a feel. This piece belongs to Lilac and Lace — a company that rents out furniture for events. So sentiment comes in the form of creating a wonderful backdrop for a memorable event.
The buffet itself is gorgeous. It has wonderful detail and structurally is in pristine condition. Through the rental process, it has acquired some wear and tear, including scratches and drink rings on the top.
The owner of the company asked if I would paint it white. I envision it as a dreamy white backdrop to a wedding (although a white finish would work for so many different events). The hardware is already beautiful and will really pop against the white finish.
Painting furniture white can be tricky because many stains have a tendency to bleed through the paint, and this piece was no exception. It needed to be sealed, primed, painted, and top-coated.
Since it is a rental, we decided that a light distressing would lessen the stress of keeping the white finish perfect. Now a little bump or ding here and there will just blend into the finish. I think a little distressing adds to the romance of the piece as well!
I’m so excited to think of the memories that will be made in front of this buffet!