My friend, Emily, painted my dining room table, chairs and china cabinet about a year ago.
I recently acquired the matching server from my parents' set and immediately called Emily to ask her to paint it. Here is the before:
I thought the room needed some color so Emily painted some options on the back of the buffet:
We went with the color on the right, General Finishes Persian Blue. After applying two coats of paint, Emily distressed it and then applied a cocoa wash. She also stained the top of the buffet to match the stain on the top of the dining room table. We left the hardware as-is - I love keeping a bit of the original piece in tact. Here is the finished product!
Thank you Emily!