|County Grey Buffet (After)|
I’m really pleased with how this one turned out! My friend, Annie, asked for some help with this cedar chest turned dining room buffet. There was nothing wrong with the piece before – it was white – as it had been used in a bedroom in their previous house, but no longer really worked in their new dining room with the beautiful farm table and wainscotting. The bright white just stood out:
See what I mean? Nothing wrong at all, but just didn’t work in the room. I’m not sure if you can see in the first photo, but Annie has the most unbelievable wallpaper. I fell in love with it. A floral design with browns, grays, tans and a color that looks just like Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue (my favorite!). So we used the wallpaper as our jumping off point for color selection – going with Country Grey and Duck Egg Blue.
|Duck Egg Blue on top|
Then I did one coat of ASCP Country Grey on top and two coats on the rest of the piece. Duck
Egg Blue was used to highlight the moulding. Once dry, I brought her outside because sanding can be really dusty business.
The buffet was looking really pristine when I brought her out, but that wasn’t the look we were going for. We wanted shabby chic and rustic. Heavily sanded to go with the farm table. We wanted it to look like piece had been around for a bit.
I apply it liberally and then wipe away the access. Then I apply clear wax on areas to ‘erase’ the dark wax. Originally, I was going to just do around the moulding and the top, but it didn’t look right. So I applied the dark wax all over working in sections.
Here’s the side – you can see some of the white peaking through: