Have you ever been on a cruise? I’ve been on a few, but I rarely manage to make it to the midnight buffet. I’m usually still full from dinner. We’ve gone a few times just to look at the carved melons or chocolate sculptures.
But today I’m talking about a different kind of midnight buffet, this is a Midnight Blue buffet.
Here is where it started out.
I was rather undecided about those carved medallions. Please share your opinion on those with me. Are they hideous? Or would they have been kind of fab painted? Would you keep them, or take them off? I really wasn’t sure. So I decided to see how hard it would be to remove them. As it turned out, not hard at all. So I took that as a sign and off they came.
They left some glue behind though. And although I tried my best to sand that off without ruining the veneer, I wasn’t totally successful. If you look at this piece from just the right angle you can see the splotches.
But I moved on and painted the whole piece in one of Fusion’s new colors, Midnight Blue.
It is the perfect navy blue. I’m so glad they came out with this color. I have several chairs that I want to paint in this hue too.
I only used one coat of paint on this buffet. I was going for a distressed look. If I’d wanted really solid coverage I would have added a second coat. I did sand the edges for that distressed look.
I swapped out the original drawer pulls on this piece for some grey knobs that I picked up at World Market. I think they help give it a slightly updated look.
The top drawer of the buffet has a clever little tray inside for silverware (or whisk brooms). I replaced the green felt liner with some navy blue fabric that I had on hand instead.
Have I ever mentioned that I have a stash of old whisk brooms? It may seem strange, but I once saw a wreath made out of them. So I started grabbing them whenever I saw them at garage sales and I think I may finally have enough for a wreath, but now I’m no longer so sure I want one. The story of my life.
I particularly love blue handle on this one though.
I have a small confession to make. Those leaves didn’t just gracefully fall on my buffet for the photos. I raked up a pile under my maple tree and then sort of scattered them about over the buffet. It was really kind of fun playing with fallen leaves.
If you happen to be in the mood for a little midnight buffet, this one is for sale. Check my ‘available for local sale’ tab for updated info.