Last month I received an email from a very nice lady looking to have a buffet she just purchased painted. I was very excited because I knew the piece she was talking about. She purchased it from one of the places I consign with, Not 2 Shabby. I've been wanting to paint this style buffet for awhile now.
We decided on a beautiful butter yellow called "Wheatfield" by Benjamin Moore. She wanted red, but after looking at the colors in her diningroom, we decided on a brighter color. Here's the before pictures:
You'll have to excuse my messy basement, it's to cold here in Michigan to paint outside or even in the garage. My basement is so small that it's hard to get a good picture down there let alone paint a piece this large.
I couldn't wait to get started. I mixed up my DIY chalk paint & got started. Here she is with two fresh coats of paint.
I remembered to snap this shot right after I started glazing. I have this bottomless bucket of dark brown glaze leftover from my faux finishing days. You can see just a peek of it at the bottom of this picture.
Here you can see how nicely the glaze makes the details really pop.
Especially on the doors. Love that detail.
After the glaze had a couple of days to dry it was time to distress & wax. I did a couple of coats of clear wax, then buffed to perfection.
I added the hardware. It also got a facelift.
I took several pictures of her in her new home, since my basement is to dark & small to get a decent picture.
My client was so happy with her new look & so am I. Have you painted one of these beautiful buffets? I would love to hear what color you painted yours. Thanks for visiting & have a great day! Dee