This buffet is a true "Trash to Treasure" transformation. At over 100 years old, when this antique buffet came to me it was in a state of disrepair. Torsten was missing 2 drawers, his mismatched top didn't quite fit properly and he was covered in layers of grime, old dripping stain, chipping yellow paint and ugly peeling wallpaper. With everything he had going on I could still see some gorgeous old bones beneath the surface and I thought Torsten would be beautiful again. I decided his best look would be created by converting him to become a media console type storage cabinet. I wanted to preserve some of his natural age so I chose to keep all of his original hardware, including the gorgeous keyhole pulls on the cabinet doors, and I painted him in a grungy blend of grey/blue tones.
To start the transformation, the lone top drawer was removed and the remaining holes were rebuilt and finished to become 3 storage cubbies perfect for housing cable boxes or gaming consoles. For additional storage, black metal baskets were added to the two outside cubbies (*included with purchase). The entire piece was then painted a gravel grey and layers of texture, shading and colour were added in various tones of grey to create a vintage distress and patina for an overall grungy feel.
The interiour of the buffet was stripped of all the old and peeling wallpaper and sanded clean. The wood was then treated with a coloured patina that acts both as a sealer while providing a vintage look to the wood without taking away from the original age and graining of the wood. The large bottom drawer was cleaned, sanded and oiled to freshen and protect the wood. All finishes are durable enough for use in high traffic areas.
**The cabinet, top and cubbies have been sealed with 3 coats of highly durable urethane/acrylic topcoat in a "Flat" sheen. The cabinet top was "distressed" using two layers of coloured furniture wax, addiing additional protection and durability.
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Media Console Cabinet
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