My husband and I bought our kitchen set from Service Merchandise, in 1996. I had delusions of grandeur…someday the whole set: table, chairs, bakers rack, and buffet would fit in my huge kitchen. It’s not happening but I refuse to get rid of the first set of furniture we ever bought together. It’s typical 90’s. Buttermilk and Oak. I bet you had a set just like it. Maybe you still do. Mine is being updated slowly. I started with the buffet on Thanksgiving morning. It is perfectly normal to re-do your furniture on a holiday. If you haven’t tried it you should. It’s invigorating to break from tradition.
I used a color by Annie Sloan called Versailles. It’s a beautiful sage green that I love. The buttermilk color was blending into our new yellow walls. I aged it with the dark wax with a little bit of a different technique but I’m getting ahead of myself.
This is what I started with. Admittedly, it’s not bad. It just wasn’t working with the space. The oak tops are a light color and not the typical “orangey” color so common during that decade. Which is a blessing because realistically, it’s not getting stained Dark Walnut for awhile.