Meet Adele. I just had to tell you her name first because I think she’s beautiful! I’m so in awe of this piece. Isn’t she a beauty? Adele has come a long way. She was raw, she was serene, she was stripped and repainted and stained. Stripping and repainting a sideboard buffet is no joke. Let me show you what she’s been through.
Sideboard Buffet Stripping and Repainting
This is what Adele looked like when she came to me. Very beautiful in her natural state, she had some flaws…but don’t we all? 😏 Her details are so stunning, I had to accent them. I believed a lovely color ‘serene’, would show her off, and it did. You can read more about that here.
This is what Adele looked like originally. A beautiful ‘serene’ color, and of course her name is..or was Serena. Stunning right?
Serena was in my master bedroom. I loved her color for a couple years, but she needed a new dress. With a new dress, it calls for a new name.
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It was a lot of work to redress Adele, stripping and repainting. She needed to be stripped of course (I use Citristrip), and that is no fun task. Especially when you’re working in the master bedroom, because who wants to carry a heavy piece of furniture down a flight of stairs, outside and then back again? Not me, and my hubster just looked at me and smiled, like I was kidding or something. So I went to work.
STRIPPING AND PAINTING
See in the video how easily the paint stripped off? If you haven’t used this product, you should. You can use it indoor without the strong odor or toxic concerns. It works great, that’s the bonus.
I applied the Citristrip a second time to really get down to the natural wood.
Apply a thick layer, using a chip brush, one you can toss.
Just look at the beautiful natural wood in the photo to the right? So much beauty.
A Sideboard Buffet
Stripping the legs, WHAT A PAIN! Although totally worth it. The top and legs were all that I stripped. I painted over the serene body with ease. Using a Dixie Belle Paint, ‘drop cloth‘ color on the body and a bit of a brown glaze highlighted the details with, the results were better than expected.
I used a beautiful smelling salve (Wise Owl, Lemon Verbena) to top the natural wood, I didn’t feel the need to stain.
Leaving the legs natural with the salve was also a look I wanted to create. Leaving some of the natural beauty was what Adele needed.
What do you think of Adele? Her beautiful accents are so much more accentuated.
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