So yesterday we ended with a grateful curtsy to Kiltz. Kiltz is a stain resistant primer that covers so many sins. And I am not receiving any type of compensation for making that statement. But I am getting ahead of myself.
This antique buffet came to with a plethora of issues. I love that word “plethora”. It was so bad until we sat it on our deck with all of the drawers and cabinets filled with fabric softer sheets and boxes of chalk to absorb the moisture for a week (chalk does work). Once we could deal with the smell, we sanded it and next placed it into our work area (my dining room :)) and began the transformation. It took days-three coats of Kiltz, which we allowed to dry an entire day between coats and to avoid stains seeping through the new paint job. Which equaled three days for just priming.
While we were waiting for the Kiltz to dry, I began shopping around for a paint color. And viola, Benjamin Moore, Swiss Almond was calling my name. I decided to use three coats of paint on the buffet and allow at least twenty-four hours of drying time for each coat of paint as well. It worked out great! I chose the hardware from the Lowes collection. Nothing fancy, just clear pulls with a vintage look and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
The most euphoric part of this reveal was experienced when I shared pictures of the finished product with my spiritual family prior to sharing them with anyone else. They were pleased and even touched by the way the piece evolved. That was my greatest reward and joy. I love this buffet and it has freed up so much storage space in my kitchen (back to organization). It now houses my china and other items that were claiming space in my kitchen cabinets.
As I began this blog, I will end it. I am proud of the results of this project, but sadden by the circumstances that brought the two of us together. This post is bittersweet and I am so pleased to have this beautiful piece in my home. Thank you spiritual family.
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