Clint and I have to admit. We tend to take on too many projects at once. Some are started, then forgotten. Others are completed in no time. Don't ask me why...it just happens this way. I think we get excited over a change and then, at some point, get distracted by something else needing attention.
Take for instances, the adorable buffet we scored at a local antique store for $48, back in the winter of this year.
Some of you may remember this purchase we made. In the beginning of the spring, we moved the buffet to our garage and began striping off the old stain.
By the way, I highly recommend Citristrip. It does cost a little more than other brands, but made the job so much more easier! There was no strong odor, knocking you out, and you did not have to scrap for days. It took the old finish off in one coat! That has never happened for me before. I did have to use a little mineral spirits afterwards to remove any left over stripper. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the back of the bottle and wear gloves, which you should do with any stripper.
The stain came off perfectly! We began sanding, and sanding, and SANDING! Next was finding the perfect stain and knobs. Luckily, we found what we needed at Home Depot.
At some point, the buffet sat in our garage for almost 2 months, untouched. I remember thinking to myself, "Boy, I could really use some extra storage in the dining room. Oh wait, the buffet!"
Finally, we put the clear coat on and screwed on the knobs!
Before, the buffet blended into the floors. Now it gives the room the contrast it needed!
Stay tuned for our next small, but big change in the dining room!
*I was not at all contacted by Citristrip to give my opinion. This is just from my experience using the product, which may vary from others.