Buffet with salvaged (looking) drawers

Over the past week I have had the absolute pleasure of working with a wonderfully creative client. We've discussed some really fun and unique ideas for how she wants her pieces refinished and they are different from anything I've ever done. I love fresh, new ideas and enjoy working a bit out of the box....so when she showed me a picture of an amazing piece that looked like the drawers had been made from the salvaged wood of shipping crates, I was ready to get started immediately. Such an interesting project!

Here is my replicated version:

I wanted to personalize this piece for my sweet client so I included the city she's from, Washington D.C., on the drawers. For all my francophone friends, imagine how cute this idea would be with Paris streets and addresses! 

I included a few small peeks of the green underneath. I'd forgotten how much I adore a saturated mossy green next to a vibrant aqua. Love!

(Recognize the piece? It's the moss green storage buffet that I had refinished a while ago in Chateau Grey by Annie Sloan chalk paint. It was just the size my client needed and I was happy to refinish it again. She requested Duck Egg blue, also by Annie Sloan. FYI, I've never mentioned it, but it is extremely easy to paint chalk paint over chalk paint. I had completely finished this piece before when it was done in Chateau Grey - wax and all. I just painted right over the buffed wax with my Duck Egg, no problem)

This was definitely one of my favorite custom orders yet and so much fun to work on!

Thank you for reading!


This post was originally featured under Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.