Here she is....isn't she sweet????
I'm sure she had seen better days. Who knows how old she is but she had a lot of wrinkles, sleepless nights, and no one taking care of her.
I love her legs...good curves and look at those cute little wheels....
So I got to work. I did a little sanding with 80 grit, then 120 grit and finished it off with 150 grit. I didn't have to do any patching because she was in good condition. I then primed it with oil based primer. Oil primer can be messy but I feel that it works great on older furniture, or on furniture in general. But you can use regular water based primer, I just prefer oil based. I did remove the mirror and hardware. I spray painted the hardware with Rustoleum Black-semi gloss (they don't carry satin which is my preference).
I then painted her this perfect robins egg blue color. It really is a great color! I did two coats. After allowing it to dry I grabbed my sandpaper and gave her a little distressing. I know you can't see it well in the pictures but I did age her again...
I then finished her off with a coat of Deft Clear Wood Finish. This stuff is the best and its better than Polyurethane. I purchased it at Lowe's for around $11.00
Here she is, ready to serve her purpose in our dining room. I used to have an actual buffet table here but it was to big for the space. You see our front room serves as the living room/dining room. So to have big furniture is tough. I ended up putting her here and she fits just right.