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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dining Room Buffet Before & After

Before:  
Refinished dining room buffet, 
into new tv cabinet with lots of storage for our newly finished basement
 the drawers are removed, top is sanded and refinished
with natural stain and 3 coats of satin varathane
(..the old drawers; I attached 4 casters to the bottom of each and use
them for roll out under the bed storage now..)
 newly refinished top is taped off
the bottom is primed with KILZ oil based primer (so I didn't have to sand)
 two coats of Benjamin Moore satin latex paint in 'elephant tusk'
are brushed and rolled on
new shelves are installed where center drawers were removed
 the painting is finished and the doors are reattached 
the original brass knobs and hinges were painted with oil rubbed bronze spray paint
holes are drilled into the back of the cabinet for electronic cords
I rubbed brown stain into the nooks and crannies with a rag....
waited 5 minutes and then rubbed it off,  I then reapplied stain where needed.
I finished with 2 coats of polyurethane to protect the new finish
After:

I love this now!
the side cabinets hold remotes, movies and games and the new shelves hold electronics,
the surround sound system is installed and a new 42" TV!
still to come:  baseboards and trim
Walls are Benjamin Moore 'boardwalk' 
floor is 'maryville brown'

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