Sunday, February 1, 2015

Duck Egg Buffet Refresh

You would never believe how filthy this buffet was when I got it. Layers upon layers of yuck! I spent quite a bit of time cleaning{see my TIP below on how to clean hardware}, stripping and reinforcing everything.


I have done so many dark colored buffets lately that I knew I wanted a lighter color, but not white or cream. Duck Egg seems to be one of my favorite Annie Sloan colors right now so I decided to give it a try. I think the soft blue, dark wax and warm brown stain compliment the piece really well.

Below are some more pictures and a tip on how to clean old dirty hardware.

{not sure exactly where I ever learned this process but highly likely it came from Pinterest}
Place your old hardware in a saucepan with 2c of hot water, 1/4c of vinegar and 1tsp of salt. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes. You will be shocked at how much grime comes off. Carefully drain the water off and lightly scrub the hardware with some dish soap and a sponge. Viola!

 Happy Groundhog Day!

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  1. Looks gorgeous! I love that color, and it compliments the wood so nicely! Great tip on cleaning hardware, too. Thanks for linking with us at Motivational Monday! Hope you join us again tomorrow night at 6pm!

  2. That blue is perfect for the wood tone. What a lovely outcome. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle. Hope to see you this Thursday!

  3. It turned out great! I love the color combination! Thanks for sharing with us at The Creative Circle!