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Westfield, NJ
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Gorgeous Coordinated Furniture Set

Anne Riegel

I was excited to create a coordinated group of pieces for a repeat customer. We combined two dusty side tables stored in her attic with a large Hepplewhite buffet server that I located at one of my favorite "thrift" stores.  The styles of the pieces seemed to match well, and offered the opportunity to combine a vintage look with modern colors.

Re-imagined server, with all new custom paint finish

Re-imagined server, with all new custom paint finish

Completed transformation of side tables

Completed transformation of side tables

The color scheme was a deep orange and off-white.  I ultimately selected Behr's "Carrot Stick" and "Pecan Sandie" as the actual colors.

The two side tables originally had damaged leather tops and scuffed wood finishes.  After some repairs, preparation and removal of the leather, the tables were painted orange.  After the top layers of off-white were painted, the pieces were sanded to reveal hints of orange. 

Off-white paint finish, distressing shows orange peeking through

Off-white paint finish, distressing shows orange peeking through

Close up details of lightly distressed finish

Close up details of lightly distressed finish

The tops were painted in a custom orange finish. The entire piece was "glazed" in a medium brown to add depth and interest.

Custom orange paint finish on tops of side tables

Custom orange paint finish on tops of side tables

The larger piece needed stripping and sanding on the top to remove gouges plus some repairs to broken molding.  Once primed, the unique orange paint and brown glaze were applied. Molding and the top edge was given a custom paint finish using a glazed pale gold.

Custom details ... stenciled top, metallic moldings, repainted handles

Custom details ... stenciled top, metallic moldings, repainted handles

The top received a custom stenciled design, using the "Chain Link" craft stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.  The stencil layer was off-white, topped by hand-rubbed glazes in brown and the off-white.  I loved the way the circles in the design tied into the round shape of the end table legs.

Close up of custom stenciled design

Close up of custom stenciled design

For both pieces, the drawers and interiors were refinished in Minwax's "Mission Oak" Polyshades. The original deep brown drawer handles were retained for the side tables.  The handles on the buffet piece were painted in a deep metallic brown to coordinate with the side table handles.

Door close up ... custom orange finish with brown glaze and pale gold molding, plus repainted handles

Door close up ... custom orange finish with brown glaze and pale gold molding, plus repainted handles

New wood finish on drawers and interiors

New wood finish on drawers and interiors

The original pieces had dark wood finishes, with damaged and scuffed areas.  Along with stripping and sanding, an oil-based primer was necessary to prevent the previous stains from bleeding through.

"Before" view of buffet server, with gouges on top, missing/broken molding.  Appears to have been previously refinished.

"Before" view of buffet server, with gouges on top, missing/broken molding.  Appears to have been previously refinished.

"Before" view of dusty side tables in customer's attic

"Before" view of dusty side tables in customer's attic