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I am very new to this and just getting started. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I am a husband and father to the most perfect and beautiful women in the world. My wife and daughter mean the world to me! I started fixing, painting, refurbing furniture as a hobby and it has continued into something great. Enjoy the blog and thanks again for stopping by! -Nick

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Distressed Blue Buffet Chest

This was a craigslist find. Its in really good shape just was super ugly! I like when there is no repair work. I used my favorite Rustoleum spray primer. It really is so much easier and really convenient. The home depot here in NC has lowered the price to $2.98 a can. I can get one dark big piece or a couple smaller pieces per can. Here is what I started :

After primer I sprayed the chest with a semigloss Behr blue/gray mistint. I like the coverage and hardness I get out of the Behr paint. It was exterior paint so that may have helped. The original hardware was cool but one was broken so I decided to go another route. I save all my old hardware, you never know when you could use it. Here is my finished piece:

Not really staged but at least its out of the garage! :) I decided to distress this piece then went over the entire chest with black stain. I used large red pumpkin knobs from hobby lobby. I think they add character. The black stain really gives the details a good pop! I am really happy how it all came together.
Here is a side pic showing some detail.

Let me know what your think! All comments are appreciated! I hope everyone is having a great week!



  1. i love the pop of the red knobs against it- they add a nice fun touch! and like you, i save all my hardware... you just never know!

  2. Looks awesome!! I love the new hardware it gives it some spunk! I also save hardware, you never know when you'll reuse it. (Haha! I just read cassie's comment, we said the same thing!). Well done!!


  3. It turned out great! Love the black stain on it!

  4. Looks awesome! Especially love the hardware. I just finished a piece using a similar color. I'm here from Miss Mustard Seed's party. Great blog! I'm your newest follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!

  5. wow, love the orange knobs :) you def improved this piece, great job!!