Chalk Painted Buffet

Buffet, before

 

It never fails to amaze me that when I am under the gun to get a big project done, I suddenly dislike our furniture.

It usually rears it’s ugly head when company is expected.

Suddenly, the couch looks tattered, the table looks chipped, and the bookshelves seem to be crooked.

Perhaps it’s just my paranoia, I always want things to look their best before company arrives.

This particular piece has been on my to do list for a while, despite my family being against it.

It is a rather beat up buffet, probably because we dragged it home from the neighbors trash a few years ago.

It has always seemed too dark for my taste.

Especially, in our current tiny little dining space.

Dark and dreary.

Buffet paint

The folks over at Deco Art sent me some of their wonderfully Chalky Finish Paint recently.

I chose a soft grey called Yesteryear. I love it!

I am going through a grey phase right now. You may have noticed?

Here’s another piece I did with Chalky Paint a while back.

I love the finish of this product. It covers extremely well, no primer is needed.

I like to use a matte varnish for the finish coat, but you can also use a paste wax.

Buffet details

 

I went straight over the hardware and all on this piece. I like the character of the old hardware even more when it’s painted.

 

 

Buffet

 

 

The dark corner of the dining room seems so much brighter now! I can’t wait to get all the finishing touches in place for tomorrow’s Christmas in the Country Home Tour!

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