Genuine Mahogany

Change is forever constant in our household. Fact.

As you may have read from my recent post last week, we decided to part ways with our Marina buffet because we had stumbled upon a new piece that would work perfectly in our space. The marina dresser sold pretty quick and it found a good forever home, so I'm happy.

Sometimes you just know a gem of a piece when you see one.  And, well, sometimes it helps when you also see this tag affixed to the inside of one of the dresser drawers.

Here is a before photo:

It's solid genuine mahogany and in perfect shape.  My husband was instantly sold on this piece.  He pretty much was willing to do whatever it took to make this ours. He literally sanded the top down for hours, yes hours, by hand.  Gotta' love a man on a mission!

Here's a progress photo...

We then stained (minwax brand stain- red mahogany) & waxed the top and then painted (annie sloan's old white), distressed & waxed the body. I love the original hardware, so we left it untouched. 

And here is our new buffet ...

Nice teamwork, honey!  :)  You were right, I love it! 

Oh, and it came with a beautiful matching mirror that we aren't using- genuine mahogany. I'll post it in the coming soon section of our website if anyone is interested.

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  1. That is so beautiful! Nice work!!!

  2. Gorgeous!!! What stain did you use on the top? I love it!

    1. Hi Carlyn! It's a minwax brand stain - red mahogany.

  3. Hello beautiful! LOVE it!
    Stacey :o)

  4. Such professional work....it looks excellent! Would you share which paint you used? Thank you.

    1. Thanks Barbara! The body was painted in Annie Sloan's Old White, one of my favs! :)

  5. wow! what a beauty!!! i love the shape of this one!

  6. I love the contrast between the hardware and the white. So Pretty.
    Rachel @ remasteredrelics

  7. The top of the buffet is absolutely gorgeous! All your husband's hard work definitely paid off. I love it when I get my husband excited about a project. Doesn't happen nearly often enough! Great find!

  8. Oooh, I love it. So did you do the stain first and then the paint? I'm going to try to do my first stained top piece soon and am trying to figure which to do first? Love, love, love this piece. It is gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful makeover. I love the two-toned look. It looks just gorgeous.

  10. This turned out gorgeous - beautiful details!
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  11. I love the way it curves in the middle! Beautifully done!

  12. This is gorgeous! How did you "distress and wax" the body of the dresser/buffet?