I am fortunately married to a talented guy. I found this
Heywood Wakefield buffet at a local antique flea market, snapped
a photo with my phone to show him, and soon it was ours!
How someone could do this to a classic piece of furniture is beyond me,
but lucky for us they did. As you can see, it was an ugly yellow sponge painted mess!
Some kind of varnish added to the sponging made it worse.
We already had the matching china cabinet to this Wakefield
piece in our dining room, so finding the buffet to finish the decor was kismet!
It's a quality 100% solid wood (birch) piece, as are all their 40's & 50's mid-century
modern pieces. We've been decorating with Wakefield in this modern theme since
we found, fell in love with, and purchased our bedroom set in the early 1990's.
Enough back story....on with the makeover!
It was no easy task removing all that varnish and paint,
but he worked diligently on it.
Then came all the sanding...
and the refinishing...
after many, many hours of his work and effort....
our gorgeous "new" old buffet!
Who doesn't love restoring a classic piece to it's original beauty?
& YES... I do know how lucky I am to have such a talented hubby!
Thanks for stopping in to see the restoration!
I'm joining MM at ~ Between Naps on the Porch!
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