Drexel Buffet "Geometric Design" an Homage to Paul Evans

“Geometric Design” is the theme for September’s Fabulous Furniture Flipping Contest. Entrants were asked to create a piece with a geometric design elements. I have been dying to create an homage to Paul Evans so I immediately went on the search for a piece with clean lines, something Mid Century Modern was the goal. But no such luck in my area these pieces are highly collectible and a fortune. I scoured Craigslist for weeks and came up with a great alternative this wonderful vintage solid Drexel Buffet with a clean modern design.

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Before Collage of Drexel Buffet "geometric design:

The Before Shot

Here is the closest I could find in a Mid Century Modern clean lined piece for a geometric design. This great little number I found on Craigslist for a song. The little Drexel Buffet had some dings and scratches but structurally she was sound with only a little bit of wood putty needed in a few spots. And oh If only it came with the key!

Drexel Buffet "geometric design" with General Finishes

This Projects Products

General Finishes was kind enough to gift each participant with on quart of their choice of product for our projects. I chose their Milk Paint in Lamp Black, I have been dying to try this shade of black as it is a true black, not one of the fifty shades of grey in any way. This is my first go with general Finishes, and I must say the Milk Paint is a pleasure to work with, so smooth and luxurious with a wonderful finish. I also used their new formula True Performance Top Coat for protection. and for the geometric design I used  Metallic in Brass, and Pale Gold, with touches of Bronze.

drexel buffet hardware "geometric design"

Hardware is The Jewelry

The Hardware is what I consider to be the jewelry on furniture and on this piece the original hardware dictated the geometric design while blending in. I loved the worn distressed look to the aged brass, so no polishing or buffing this golden oldie!

Adding Details to Metallic Design on Drexel Buffet

Its All In The Detail

Here you can see an up close shot of the painting detail, adding depth and texture to mimic the aged brass with all its imperfections.

Drexel Buffet Paint Detail

Paul Evans Inspiration

I was really excited about this months theme as I have been wanting to create a Mid Century Piece in homage to Paul Evans, the wonderful modernist artist who designed pieces of furniture in the mid 70’s influenced with tons of geometric design elements. Check out some great info About Paul on Michener Art Museum site.

Drexel Buffet Interior Geometric Design

Including a Peekaboo

I love to incorporate a surprise element in a piece, and here I included the design on the interior drawer in the reverse with black, the rest if the interior is the natural stain although the photo appears a bit dark here. Love the silky smooth finish you get with General Finishes Milk Paint, it glides on like butter!

Geometric Design Drexel Buffet

Halloween Vignette

A little bit of Halloween decor, as its nearly October! The photo is one of those morphing creepy Halloween pictures I framed myself, the day of the dead liquor bottles of tequila and Guy Harvey’s Sangria with some vintage gold rimmed shot glasses. And I’m so excited about this vintage Goodwill lamp I scored that is the sister to a table lamp that I found a few months back which I shared on Instagram, What Luck!

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The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest is a monthly themed furniture contest often using products provided by the sponsor, The entrants compete for a chance to win a fabulous prize package provided by that months sponsor as well!

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This Months Sponsor:

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This Months Prize Package:

One case of General Finishes Product

consisting of 8 Quarts OR 10 Pints

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