Buffet Makeover ~ Glazing Technique

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Are you ready for some fun? A healthy debate is always good, especially in family. My oldest son, Mr. I and I both had vintage buffets to work on and I challenged him to a Battle of the Buffets. Loser makes all! That means the loser makes a dessert of choice for the winner. mwahahaha!! To get us started we’ll begin with this buffet makeover. Let’s get our DIY on!

Battle of the Buffets by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Mr I. is no newbie to this game, so I have my work cut out for me. You can see his past work in his own makeovers HERE. It’s hard for me to believe that not only am I a mom to a teenager, but he’s already out-growing me. I’m not short at 5’10”!

Mother & Son Duel in the Battle of the Buffets ~ A family furniture makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Nevertheless, he is still my baby and I love him and his 5 siblings with all my heart.

Mother & Son compete to see who wins the Battle of the Buffets via Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Okay, shall we get at it? Enter in the first contestant…

Buffet Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This leggy beauty is gorgeous in design, has ample uses as an intended buffet, entry console, or even an entertainment stand. However, at some point it succumbed to a chemical mess that stained the top and missing chunks of veneer on the sides.

Buffet Top Closeup | prodigalpieces.com

Chemical Stains on Buffet | prodigalpieces.com

*post sponsored by Zibra and contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too. (see full disclosure)

Just to make sure the top was a no-go, I sanded it down with my sander and found what I hoped I wouldn’t – the stains were there to stay. Bummer!

Sanding Down Buffet to Paint | prodigalpieces.com

Onward we go… Since my alternative was to give this piece a fresh new look, I started out with my Stubby brush and this caramel colored paint I first used on my faux wood garage door makeover.

Painting Buffet Top with Zibra Paint Brush by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

When I got to the legs, I switched to my Round Brush because it totally makes painting spindles and turnings a breeze. No need to flip the brush in a thousand different angles to get coverage. I love it!

Painting Buffet Legs with Round Zibra Brush | prodigalpieces.com

Once I got two coats of the color on, it was time to create some depth to this piece and draw out all those gorgeous details. Like I’ve shown you in all these posts, I am using my glazing technique to wash the buffet with a white paint, then wipe off.

Glazing Buffet with White Paint by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You can see it in action in this video:

When everything was cured, I added a protective layer of my handmade furniture wax. It gives it a soft glow that I just adore.

Farmhouse Style Antique Buffet with Glazing by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Antique Buffet Makeover with Farmhouse Style by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This buffet makeover came out as I had hoped. I’m always addicted to glazing and how it brings out all those scrumptious details.

Up Close Look at Buffet Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And what’s a buffet makeover without a little fun, right? I added a pop of color to the inside. Same color that Mr. I used in his chest makeover seen HERE.

Inside of Antique Buffet Makeover shows pop of color by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Teal Colored Drawers in Antique Buffet by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Rustic Chic Buffet with Farmhouse Feel by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And there you have a refreshed antique buffet makeover, complete with glazing and some color fun. Woot! If you love this piece, it is now available in my shop. (SOLD)

Shop Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Gorgeous Antique Buffet Made New by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

That makes for one entry in the Battle of the Buffets. {{fist pump action!}}

Now, we’re all about empowering you to get yourself into the DIY spirit, and to do that I have this awesome Zibra brush prize package to give to you.  It’s full of my favorite brushes.

Enter to Win a Set of 7 Specialty Zibra Paint Brushes at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Do pin and share this buffet makeover to inspire others to get out there and give DIY a try. You never know who may be needing that little push.

An Antique Buffet gets a stunning makeover using a glazing technique. Come see the pop of color that lies inside. By Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

ON TO THE NEXT ENTRY! Head over to see the transformation of this Art Deco buffet by Mr. I. Be sure to stop by to see who won!

Mid Century Buffet Before | prodigalpieces.com

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263 Comments

  • Carol San Diego

    Can’t wait to see what your son did! I like the whitewashed effect!

    July 18, 2017 at 5:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! He’s excited to share. 🙂

      July 18, 2017 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Wendy

    You are an inspiration. I love the white highlights on the buffet. Now I can hardly wait to see what your son does with his.

    July 18, 2017 at 5:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I try to do what I can. Thank you for making what I do fun, Wendy. I can’t wait for you to see it either. It looks awesome!

      July 18, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply
  • Christina in FL

    VERY cool white wash effect on the buffet! Isn’t it fun to take neglected pieces of furniture and turn them into happy, pretty things again? Great job!!!

    July 18, 2017 at 5:44 am Reply
    • Christina in FL

      I nearly forgot to tell you how adorable the back to back photos are! :)))) Rock on!!!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:50 am Reply
      • Larissa

        hahahaha…we love it! 😀

        July 18, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so right. I wish I had room to keep this one! Thank you for the love, Christina.

      July 18, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    The buffet turned out great. I am looking for to seeing your son’s project. BTW, I love the picture of the two of you.

    July 18, 2017 at 6:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Debra. We are having fun. I just can’t believe how big he is getting.

      July 18, 2017 at 6:32 am Reply
  • Cindy Brannon

    Good job on the makover! 1st painting with the new brushes? Furniture of course!

    July 18, 2017 at 7:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Of course! 😀 hahaha…

      July 18, 2017 at 7:48 am Reply
  • Cindy Downing

    Love the white glazing!! Hope to do a dresser with them!!

    July 18, 2017 at 7:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Cindy! It was fun to make it pop.

      July 18, 2017 at 7:48 am Reply
  • Brandi Bryant

    I love this. You are so talented. The first thing I would paint is an old hutch my aunt gave me. Thanks for the giveaway.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Woot! Thanks for the love, Brandi. Sounds like a great project for these brushes.

      July 18, 2017 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Jewell Styles

    Love the whitewashed effect! I have a small antique table that my son gave me. I would do the whitewash on it using the Zibra brushes. Anxious to see your son’s makeover.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:30 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s a favorite of mine. Thanks!

      July 18, 2017 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Elaine

    What a gorgeous buffet. I love how the glazing brought out the details.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I have always been a fan of making those details shine.

      July 18, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
  • DANELLE FULLER

    As always, this buffet was an inspiring makeover! I also have a buffet I would love to use the Zibra brushes on.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet, Danelle. Thank you!

      July 18, 2017 at 7:51 am Reply
  • Maryann Smith

    I’m looking forward to seeing what your son does with his buffet.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:51 am Reply
  • Cecilia

    I love the glazing! It turned out great. As for what I’d paint I have An old chair – I don’t care for the first paint job I gave it, so I want to redo it!

    July 18, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Kim

    Ni:ely done. The glazing really pops the details. Can’t wait to see Mr. I’s results. Watch out, Mama…you may have some major competition. 😀

    July 18, 2017 at 7:56 am Reply
  • Robin

    I love everything you come up with, Larissa! In fact, I was at the recycling center the other day and picked up a lovely pine cupboard (one runner missing from a drawer but otherwise in great shape) AND there was a VW round medallion tied to the fence just waiting for someone to claim it! The young man said it had been sitting there for years and no one had ever asked for it! lol… I thought of BEEP (In fact I made then log onto the internet so I could show them BEEP lol). I would definitely work on this new pine cupboard if I won the Zibra paint brushes! Fingers crossed! Can’t wait to see what your son has done with his buffet!

    July 18, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome score for you and what fun!! Love that you saw something that inspired you and you passed on the love. 🙂

      July 18, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply
  • Donna Marchlewski

    I would LOVE the round brush to paint a spindle leg table 😀

    July 18, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Carole

    This is beautiful! I do love the glazing effect. My son and I are working on a Duncan Phyfe-ish dining table right now with lot o detail in he legs. That round brush looks like just the ting I need to get in all that detail.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Carole. Sounds like the perfect project piece.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply
  • Brenda Penton

    Ohh this is gorgeous. I’d like to use them to redo an old dresser I have.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so glad you think so. Thank you!

      July 18, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply
  • Becky

    Fantastic! I think you’re a winner already! (With 7 boys of my own, I believe we moms need to stick together, haha!) That caramel color gives me a heart attack every time I see you use it (OK, so maybe that’s only twice?), but WOW!!! Once you glaze, you’ve got a different animal! I love the muted tones here!
    I love my brush I bought from you too!!! Reviews coming up! The first thing I’d paint (next, haha)? Doors and trim for my new room! …And some chairs too. I have projects coming out my ears! Bring on the brushes!!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee hee…yes!! You can imagine what my neighbors thought when I stared out my garage door. Even the neighborhood kids had something to say. Sounds like you are a kindred spirit.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Jessica

    Looking forward to seeing the next one!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! We’re excited to share.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Jessica

    Oh, I don’t think I left an entry for the contest! I’d paint my son’s dresser… I think I say that every time I enter because we haven’t gotten to it yet.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      No worries! 😉 You are too funny.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Linda

    Ooh!! I love the new look!! I am looking forward to se your son’s as well!
    I have a dining table and chairs to get done! Also a long dresser I would like to make into a coffe/tea bar!
    Thanks for the ideas!!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful!! Thank you. Those sets can be a challenge, but the right brushes make it a breeze.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Sandi Jones

    Beautiful! I’m still trying to master glazing. Maybe Zibra brushes would help. I will tell you I have a soft spot for Art Deco. Based on his way earlier work, you will have a worthy competitor. I look forward to your posts every week week. Keep up the good work!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It is fun to experiment with it for sure. Yes, any era is good with me, these just happened to find us. 😉 Mr. I does amazing work.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Rhonda Nottingham

    Love those buffets. So many uses.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They sure do. Thanks!

      July 18, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Lezlie adams

    Beautiful!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Mary West

    I’m not exactly sure what would be the first thing I would paint. I’m really hoping that we make a new coffee table soon so that’s what I would love to paint! I think it’s really great that you and your son are doing this together!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Those are so handy to have, so I get it. Thanks for the love, Mary! 😀

      July 18, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply
  • Laura Werley

    The white glazing really highlighted all the gorgeous details of the buffet and the blue interior is fabulous. Your son looks so much like you and seems to have gotten your DIY skills too. If I won I would paint a fabulous buffet similar to yours that I have in my garage just waiting for inspiration and good brushes to begin.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:48 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I was having such fun bringing it out. Thank you, Laura. He does have many gifts and glad he is willing to try. Sounds like you are a kindred spirit.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:25 am Reply
  • Tara

    This is one of my favorite pieces you’ve done! Who would have thought that the glaze would make it turn out so beautiful?!? Awesome work!

    July 18, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What a treat to hear. Thank you, Tara! That color is awful alone, but with glazing it really pops!

      July 18, 2017 at 10:25 am Reply
  • Sherry Fram

    Love the buffet & the pop of color inside. My favorite part is how the glaze brings out all the detail! Mr. I will have to bring his A game to top that!!
    I need to redo my dining table. It is all scratched up & needs some paint! I was thinking maybe a dark top with bright blue base. Those brushes would do the trick!

    July 18, 2017 at 9:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I had fun and am so excited to share. Thank you, Sherry! He’s having fun and and we can’t wait to show you. I knew you would have blue somewhere! 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Anya Mathis

    Love how it turned out! I’d paint this little ugly 1990s shelf I found at a thrift shop. It has and elk etched into a mirror and that mini railing that was on everything! Those will be gone. But it totally has potential! It’s going to be super cute!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I hope you have fun with it.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Jolinda

    I love all the detail on this piece and the glazing was a perfect highlight for this piece. I may have to try this, I love it.

    July 18, 2017 at 10:12 am Reply
  • Kimberly

    Love the makeover! The only negative is that I thought I would get the side-by-side comparison today 🙂 . Can’t wait!
    I’d love to try out those brushes on my curio cabinet.

    July 18, 2017 at 10:16 am Reply
  • candy kratzer wenzel

    I have a 1970’s china cabinet that I totally dislike that I have been putting off because I have no idea what to do with it. My mom gave it to me a few years ago and she is sentimental and wants me to keep it. I love reading your posts because they give me inspiration that I can turn this ugly thing possibly into something my style and color.

    July 18, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s amazing what paint can do! (and the right brushes 😉 ) I’m delighted to hear you are willing to try.

      July 18, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Rachel C.

    Beautiful! I love the turquoise interior!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I had to do something fun. hee hee. Thanks!

      July 18, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Mary

    I absolutely love that effect of the carmel color with the lighter glaze on top. It is so warm and beautiful and actually makes me hungry!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are hilarious, Mary!! Me too. 🙂

      July 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Debra Wise

    Love the whitewashed look and can’t wait to see what your son does. Would use the brushes on a table I want to paint so would love to win.

    July 18, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s fun to do. Thanks, Debra! He’s gaming up as we speak. Woot!

      July 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Drake

    I love your Buffett. Can’t wait to see the next one.
    I would paint my kitchen table. thanks for e giveaway!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We’re happy to hear it!

      July 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm Reply
  • Renee

    Beautiful job on the buffet! I love the lining in the inside! The first thing I would do with the brushes is an old 1970’s stereo that is in our sunroom that has wonderful sounds but it’s looks need an update. The second think I would tackle would be my kitchen cupboards!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful to hear. Thank you! Those are fun to redo to bring them up to date.

      July 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm Reply
  • Karen Sweitzer

    Love your makeover. I have several makeovers that need to be done, first being a large wardrobe that now has shelves inside. Also, my sister gave me a large mule chest. . .that needs to be painted and moved to the house. Your paintbrushes would come in MIGHTY HANDY!!

    July 18, 2017 at 11:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! They would be such a blessing for sure.

      July 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Jeane Gallo

    Never in a million years would I think you could get such a beautiful result with that yellow/orange paint! I have some old tables that need some love. The paintbrushes would be perfect for that makeover.

    July 18, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…it is ugly at first, isn’t it? It’s such an awesome base though. 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Melanie

    Dueling buffets is so fun! You are so fortunate to have your son participate. I bet these paintbrushes are amazing!

    July 18, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes!! All my 6 kids work on pieces, and he happened to have one to do too, so I thought…why not? 😉 I’m a brush snob, so for me to say they are awesome means something.

      July 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • Robyn Wright

    Gorgeous! I have a couple makeovers I want to do. Would love to try your brushes!

    July 18, 2017 at 11:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds good.

      July 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • Sarah Ramberg

    What a fun challenge- and I love how your buffet turned out! As for the brushes, gosh, where do I begin? LOL- I have a plain, three-legged table that I need to do something with, so I’d probably with there and work my way through my stash!

    July 18, 2017 at 11:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is fun to work with someone. I’m sure you know how that goes. 🙂 Stashes are awesome for projects and you rok them Sarah!

      July 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • Harriet

    Love the effect the white glazing gives. Can’t wait to see the next buffet!

    July 18, 2017 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Grace

    I love how you are not afraid to tackle any project, something I need to overcome. I have a collection of furniture, that I need to get the nerve to try re-doing. I have done floors and doors over, just hesitant on the furniture, and I don’t know why. Time for me to “just do it”. Thanks for your inspiration, and I do have a buffet that would look lovely like yours- it has the worlds longest drawer, I’d guess. I need to start on something smaller tho. Blessings to you and your family.

    July 18, 2017 at 11:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      More like insane…mwahahaha!! 😉 Thanks for the love, Grace. I know what you mean about starting. That’s half the battle.

      July 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • kimmylouwho

    another great make-over! You find furniture pieces that really shine after your hard-work!

    July 18, 2017 at 11:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet to say so. Thank you!

      July 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • Kodi Wright

    I love this. It’s beautiful. Tha is for sharing your talents and inspiring others to get out there and do it themselves.

    July 18, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It is my absolute please, Kodi. Thank you!

      July 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • Karen Baumgardner

    Another pretty buffet…love that turquoise inside, it just made the piece! It must be fun to do such a different look than the normal painted ones. I’m sure the thrill of the makeover keeps you going..me too!

    July 18, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I had to do something fun with those. Thanks! It sure does make it an adventure.

      July 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • Leona Gibbs

    I can’t wait to see what your son does with his buffet. Yours turned out beautiful.

    July 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      He is doing a fun piece and we can’t wait to show you. Thanks!

      July 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm Reply
  • Leona Gibbs

    Yikes I didn’t answer your question in my first comment! I have a 40’s era vanity that has damaged veneer on top but lots of beautiful details and a mirror that swings out. I think I should paint it for one of my granddaughters who are all young adults now.

    July 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Sheila Ahern

    Love the updated buffet. I have several pieces that need some love, I just haven’t had the time and knowledge to tackle it so far! I don’t want to give up on them yet 🙂

    July 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I hear ya! I have several pieces like that. You can DO IT!

      July 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm Reply
  • Zebrina

    I have a buffet I’ve been putting off painting. Those brushes might just be the encouragement I need. 😉

    July 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm Reply
  • Marie

    I love how you’re doing this challenge with Mr. I – so much fun! I just happen to be doing a white wash piece as we speak but not nearly as pretty a piece as your lovely buffet (which I’ve pinned).

    July 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s fun to mix it up for sure. I can’t wait to see what you do, Marie. Thank you for the love.

      July 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    I’m waiting for a piece to “air out” and then plan to paint it white. I’d love to use the glazing technique to pull out the details. I’ll have to check your blog for tips on using a dark glaze. Would love to try the quality paintbrushes, I’m sure they make a huge difference.

    July 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! Yes, do, as I have several project with a link to them in this post. Feel free to ask questions!

      July 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Jayme Coonce

    It’s always so fun to see what you’ve been working on! I can’t wait to see what’s up next.

    July 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm Reply
    • Jayme Coonce

      Oh…and the first thing I would paint…ummm…I have an old table a friend gave me that she wanted a “surprise me” re-finish. I’m guessing that would the project I would choose. Funny how the “surprise me” factor is more stressful than a request for a specific look.

      July 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm Reply
      • Larissa

        It sure is! haha…have fun. 😉

        July 18, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Mary

    I love both of them, such a talented son. I have a vanity that has been sitting in my garage for two years, I think it is time to get it done.

    July 18, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Mr. I will have his turn later this week. You will rock that vanity, Mary!

      July 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Pamela

    I just love everything you do, you are my favorite blogger by far <3. I would love to have a set of those brushes 🙂 I have a very old buffet and matching dining set that are in dire need a make over. Keep up the great work you do and God bless your family.

    July 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Pamela, you deserve a hug for making my day. Thank you!!

      July 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • Constance Colvin

    Ohhhhhh…….I’d love to have those brushes!

    July 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay!! They are seriously da bomb. 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • Sheila Edgerton

    Beautiful buffet, unexpected color but I liked it! The first thing I would paint is a headboard and footboard for my mother. It is a long skinny four poster bed. I really need that round brush for it!

    July 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, that caramel will stop you in your tracks. Makes for a great base. hahaha! Sounds like your bed is in for a makeover!

      July 18, 2017 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Denise

    Cute post and beautiful makeover Larissa. You and your son look so much alike! 🙂 Have a great day! xo

    July 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Denise. Poor kid does have it in for him. ha!

      July 18, 2017 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Gilmer Gal

    Do I love this makeover::: You don’t even have to ask. It’s gorgeous and I am going to do this to my buffet. The house is getting painted right at this moment and almost every piece of furniture is getting an overhaul. So I could use some new brushes!!

    July 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo!! I love it. You are going to make your home phenomenal!

      July 18, 2017 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • Lorna Merrifield

    I hear many good things about these brushes!

    July 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That is wonderful to hear. I can’t say enough good things about them.

      July 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Dianne Pinyan

    I am always impressed with what you can do with things some would consider junk.

    July 18, 2017 at 2:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made my day, Dianne. Thank you!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Paula

    Y’all are too cute for words!!! Love the glazing; it really brings out those amazing details. Also love the color inside. If I had that buffet, I’d send my guests to fetch me a platter just so they could see. Thanks for the many chances to win those Zibra brushes! I still need to paint my hubby’s purple dresser (that I told you about in earlier giveaways). I tell myself that I’m waiting until I get the Zibra brushes; I’m saving up for some but would love to win them! I look forward to Thursday and seeing Mr. I’s buffet makeover. I wonder who would make the better dessert.

    July 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm Reply
    • Paula

      PS love the new profile picture!

      July 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply
      • Larissa

        Thanks, Paula! It was time for a two year update – can’t believe it’s been that long. ugh.

        July 18, 2017 at 5:39 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…you are so sweet and hilarious! We are having fun and the color pop was the icing on the cake. Thanks for the love and hope you win!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    Ooh a competition… I love it! You know he’s going to give you a run for your money don’t you?? Of course he will really have to step up his game because this buffet is GORGEOUS!! I saw you putting that caramel color on and thought oh no! But I LOVE the result with the white glaze! XOXO

    July 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You and your guy need to do one! It would be fun. And yes, he sure is!! That color is horrid by itself and I wondered if anyone would freak out…hahaha!! It makes for an awesome base.

      July 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Annette

    Beautiful!

    July 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Toni

    I love how this buffet turned out and love love the pop of color inside!!

    July 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Make for fun putting away the dishes…hee hee hee. 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 5:39 pm Reply
  • Robin Stephens

    I would never have thought to use that creamy caramel color but, it’s amazingly rich and lovely. The surprise-teal is just as much a treat to the eyes! Perfect!

    July 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is deceptive at first, but what it can do, right? Thanks for the love!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • Dodie

    Be still my heart – what a beautiful makeover !!!!

    July 18, 2017 at 3:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are a sweet soul, Dodie. Thank you!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • Susie

    Great makeover! Love the color combo and whitewash! Also think I need that pile of awesome paint brushes. Pick me. Pick me. 🙂 XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project

    July 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Susie. These brushes sure would be done right by you. 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • Darlene

    Wow love the buffet can’t wait to see your son’s project,

    July 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! He’s so ready to show you. 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • Christi Norris

    I love how the first buffet turned out! Can’t wait to see what the second one looks like. The brushes look great,. I have a spindle telephone table that I’d love to try them on!

    July 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome to hear! We’re excited to show you. This is fun!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • Susan

    Love the final look, especially how the white glazing pops!

    July 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I had to do something to draw out that amazing craftsmanship. It’s beautiful!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • Beckie Stanevich

    I have an antiqued picture frame that needs painted and glazed. My Zibra brush is almost dead. I need a new one – or 3!

    July 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Have you tried soaking it in vinegar? It will soften the brushes and loosen built-up paint to make it new. Leave it overnight. 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • Tammie

    Beautiful makeover! The whitewashed effect really brings out all the details of the buffet.

    July 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I had to do something to showcase that beauty. Thank you!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply
  • Tammie

    Beautiful makeover! The whitewashed effect really brings out all the details of the buffet. Looking forward to seeing your son’s effort.

    July 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I love glazing to the extreme. Allows you to create texture and depth. We can’t wait to share his buffet too!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply
  • Jan Cole

    I have followed you for a couple of years, but have never posted anything..YET! I love the work you do and the colors, techniques, and tutorials. I simply love this buffet!! It is charming and unusual. I’m going to try it on a buffet of my daughter’s. I’m anxious to see Mr. I’s buffet! It’s great that he loves to do the repurposing also 🙂

    July 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Well, Jan, I’m stoked to have you pop in. Thank you!! I hope you have a blast on your buffet.

      July 18, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply
  • Kimberly Davis

    It turned out beautifully! I have s buffet that belonged to my great-grandparents that is very similar in style to this one. You have inspired me to make mine over!

    July 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That is excellent! It would be fun to try.

      July 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply
  • Tammy Lott

    This is a fun competition – looking forward to seeing your son’s buffet makeover. My daughter has an old buffet that is pretty beat up and needs a good rehab. We’d love to work on it together.

    July 18, 2017 at 4:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is! I’m happy to hear you are enjoying it. Sounds like you have work to do. Have fun!

      July 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    you worked very hard, the colors are great. I wish the inlay could have been saved but that would not have gone with the country look.
    I would like to use the brushes on a chair I have. Can’t wait to see Mr. I’s looks like. Fun

    July 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, I really debated on many finishes, but choose this one. Hard to decide! Thank you for the kind words.

      July 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm Reply
  • KathyH

    Love your buffet! I have a couple old dressers that need some lovin’, I’d use the brushes on them!

    July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm Reply
  • Kathie Gates

    We have a similar buffet that is in need of some TLC. You have inspired me to get started on it. The Zibra brushes would be a tremendous help. Thank you for sharing.

    July 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • Jennifer

    I would use the brushes to paint an old dresser I have.

    July 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Those are always fun to do.

      July 18, 2017 at 7:20 pm Reply
  • Brandi Kilpatrick

    Oh, Larissa! Such a beautiful transformation! You are one of my inspirations…in everything you do! If I were to win the set of Zibra brushes, I would use them to paint one of the many projects in my shop awaiting new life. Thanks for the opportunity. You rock!

    July 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Your comment means much, Brandi. Thank you for being a light.

      July 18, 2017 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Donna Wessells

    How wonderful you get to do projects with your son! With a little competition!

    July 18, 2017 at 6:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, such a blessing to work with all my gang. Thank you!!

      July 18, 2017 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    I have a few samples of dull looking paint; i.e., browns and tans. Your idea of brightening these colors with a lighter paint to highlight is a great idea. I love the way your buffet turned out! I’m a table person, but I do seem to have a lot of chairs also. I imagine the brushes will be used to paint one of these. Thank you, Larissa !

    July 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      They work great as bases for sure. I love to get my layering on. 😉

      July 18, 2017 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Val @ Love My DIY Home

    I’ve never tried a Zebra brush – I think I’ll paint a set of accent tables if I win.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That sounds like a perfect Zibra project.

      July 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm Reply
  • Chris

    This piece is so lovely! Great job! How does the wax work to seal if it is not chalk paint tho?

    July 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I rarely use a chalk paint, so it works on anything with a flat finish easily and most any paint if you wanted to.

      July 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Sandi

    I love it!! Great job!!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so. 🙂

      July 18, 2017 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Teresa Carr

    This is beautiful. Great job!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Connie

    Love the buffet! I have one that I’ve put off painting because I didn’t know what to do with it. Now I know! Just have to go through your blog to find out how to add the white glaze. Thanks for the idea (and also a chance to win the brush!)!

    July 18, 2017 at 9:34 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun is that?! I love to hear it and thank you for the love.

      July 18, 2017 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Charlene

    Love how the details pop on this piece. Your son has his work cut out for him !

    July 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…woot, woot! He does amazing work too. Can’t wait to show you!

      July 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • Marla Baldree

    I love your creativity and how you breathe new life and character into your pieces. Can’t wait till get started on some projects of my own 😉

    July 18, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much for saying so. I am very blessed to be able to share.

      July 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • Carol Prygo

    Larissa, the buffet turned out fabulous! I love it.

    July 19, 2017 at 1:04 am Reply
  • Cheryl B.

    Love the makeover .I need to try the zebra brushes. How do you pin from here? Can’t figure it out.

    July 19, 2017 at 1:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! They sure are a blessing. You can use the pin feature in your browser.

      July 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    Awesome piece as always! Will need to try the brushes to paint a curvy hall tree I recently bought.

    July 19, 2017 at 3:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Your hall tree will never have looked so good. 😉

      July 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm Reply
  • Sheila Peoples

    I love the makeover; that is an awesome piece of furniture. Wish I could find one like it. I can definitely put the brushes to work. I need to paint an end table, but what I really want to do is paint my kitchen cabinets. I just need a little more courage before I start that project. Paint On!

    July 19, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They are hard to find and I had to nab this one when I saw it. Thanks!

      July 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm Reply
  • Cathy

    Gosh he is just such a handsome young man – he looks so much like you. Love this glazing technique and would I ever love to win those brushes. There are too many projects to mention where I would use them!!

    July 19, 2017 at 8:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You know I’m partial as his mama. haha…thanks, Cathy!

      July 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm Reply
  • Krissy Austin

    That buffet was so beautiful in it’s original state. So sad that someone didn’t care for it the was it should have been that inlay was incredible! As always you managed to bring out it’s beauty in a new way though!

    July 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It was and took me a few months to get up the nerve to paint it. I really wanted to save it, but paint it was. Thanks!

      July 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm Reply
  • Annette

    My mother has a gorgeous antique buffet that I’d love to paint with my new brushes.

    July 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful! It would be fun.

      July 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm Reply
  • Jenni

    My two eldest boys are taller than me but that means I have less lifting to do now! Love the buffet, can’t wait to see what your son has done:)

    July 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Go mama!! Yes, they are a huge help, all of my 6. Love to have my kids around.

      July 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm Reply
  • Denise

    I love your work, and always take away so many good ideas! Right now I have 2 antique dressers in need of repair and paint, so the brushes would come in handy!

    July 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Those words means much, Denise. Thank you!

      July 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • Angie @Knick of Time

    What a beautiful makeover! Those brushes look amazing, and I could put them to good use on our bedroom makeover.

    July 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply
  • Agata

    Beautiful piece. I love jow the wash brings out all the details.

    July 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are kind to say so. Thank you.

      July 20, 2017 at 7:03 am Reply
  • Jessica Gipson

    I would paint my vintage headboard.

    July 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • Mary Kaiser

    It’s a shame that the top was in such bad shape, but it turned out beautiful. I think its awesome to have the fun color inside.

    July 20, 2017 at 4:05 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    i want to paint shelving for my shed once hubby gets them built plus I a couple of dressers to paint.
    You are quite the inspiration when it comes to make-overs.
    Thank You for this giveaway opportunity

    July 20, 2017 at 6:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Those sound like great project for you to get your DIY on. Have fun!

      July 20, 2017 at 7:04 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    Pinned.
    Best of luck to you both, as you both do a Great job in your make-overs.

    July 20, 2017 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Nancy

    I would paint the bedroom set my son is taking to his first apartment. Thanks for the opportunity!

    July 20, 2017 at 6:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s an awesome mama. Fun!

      July 20, 2017 at 7:04 am Reply
  • Geri

    I need to refinish our farmhouse kitchen table! It’s huge and heavy and I don’t look forward to doing it. 🙁

    July 20, 2017 at 7:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I hear that. It will be glorious when done!

      July 20, 2017 at 8:49 am Reply
  • Deirdre Breau

    I love the look of this piece. I have a hall tree project that I am about to try the same technique on. You inspire me to step outside my comfort zone. Thanks Larissa!

    July 20, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Your hall tree will be beautiful.

      July 20, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Vickie

    Love the glazing technique! This is what I will try on a table with these great brushes!!

    July 20, 2017 at 8:03 am Reply
  • JERI

    This really inspires me to update my buffet, a piece I inherited from my aunt about 30 years ago!

    July 20, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply
  • Suzan Hughes-Kennedy

    Love this. Didn’t think I would like a white wash technique but do love this piece.

    July 20, 2017 at 8:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s a treat to hear. Thanks!

      July 20, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • jo wolfe

    I Just voted but they are both awesom. Although Mr I won my vote yours fits my design asthetic bestso,i would actually purchase yours. Live in loft ,many projects need brushes.

    July 20, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • jo wolfe

    Sorry for typos,problem with keyboard 😜,beautiful transformation of both buffets

    July 20, 2017 at 9:01 am Reply
  • Bobye

    You both are very talented and I love your site.

    July 20, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet to say so. Thank you!

      July 20, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply
  • Phyllis Gethers

    I will paint several small tables and chairs for my booth. You are an inspiration

    July 20, 2017 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Maureen Clipperton

    I loved the competition you did with your son. Great job both of ya. The thing I’d paint would be my book case desk in the office.

    July 20, 2017 at 9:30 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We had fun and sharing was the icing on the cake. Thanks!

      July 20, 2017 at 11:02 am Reply
  • Sue Pagels

    Such pretty details on that piece! I have used white wax before to achieve that look – very pretty!!

    July 20, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, I use wax too, but prefer the glaze as it less chunky in tight spots. Thanks!

      July 20, 2017 at 11:04 am Reply
  • Evija

    I absolutely love your work (as you probably know I am a HUGE fan).. but I am voting for your son, sorry!! He did a brilliant job, you should be very proud! 🙂

    July 20, 2017 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Shellie

    Beautiful! I have a table and chairs that need redone.

    July 20, 2017 at 10:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Nice project for these for sure.

      July 20, 2017 at 11:04 am Reply
  • Pearl Hogan

    I voted for your beautiful buffet …probably because that style appeals to me because your son’s was great as well!! Such talent!!!

    July 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet. Thank you!

      July 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • dianne anderson

    I enjoy every posts you make. Thanks for all the fun and inspiration.

    July 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet. Thank you!

      July 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm Reply
  • susan

    I would paint the front of my bathroom door, it is hollow core and not very pretty. Talented children, great to see their work.

    July 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      We have the same. Would love some solid ones.

      July 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Mary Redmiles

    This was a hard decision as I loved both and they’re both very different styles. You and your family work so hard and do awesome work. Thanks for the opportunity to win some brushes. I have a empire dresser I would love to use them on.

    July 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so kind, Mary. Thank you!

      July 22, 2017 at 6:54 am Reply
  • Angie

    It’s beautiful!

    July 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so. 😀

      July 22, 2017 at 6:54 am Reply
  • bryan

    It’s a hard choice to make both Buffets are great… I could use brushes to go with my Dixie Belle Paint 🙂

    July 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You sure could! 😀

      July 22, 2017 at 6:54 am Reply
  • Janet Kynerd

    Love your work and surely would love to win those brushes.

    July 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm Reply
  • Karen Simon Peterson

    I love your makeover – that buffet has such gorgeous details!! Thanks for the giveaway. I have oh so many things to paint around my house. First, I would do an old table from the forties that I inherited.

    July 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I had fun sharing it. Thanks, Karen.

      July 22, 2017 at 6:55 am Reply
  • Jane

    love how it turned out and the pop of color inside! it is a favorite of mine…i hope to have the whitewash look in our bedroom one day!

    July 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      This was so fun for me to it done. Thanks!

      July 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • Peg

    What is the color of the Carmel paint. It is so beautiful. And did you use white chalk paint or white glaze. . You are so talented. Congrats!

    July 23, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It was a second’s paint, but Caramel Swirl by Behr is close. Thanks for the love!

      July 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Teresa

    Hola, he descubierto por casualidad y me quedo.
    Me gustaría que me explicaras como se hace exactamente la técnica del acristalamiento, La pintura color caramelo es al agua o al aceite?.
    Gracias

    July 24, 2017 at 6:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hi, Teresa. It was a latex paint and then topped with a thinned paint (or you could use glazing or wax – glazing is expensive and is basically paint that has an additive to keep it from drying fast). Hope that helps! 😀

      July 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm Reply

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