Monday, October 20, 2014

Buffet in Primer Red and Arles Chalk Paint

Do you know Colorways with Leslie Stocker?

If you want fabulous inspiration for beautiful paint finishes, you should.

She does short posts with a picture of a beautiful finish with a breakdown of the Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan colors needed to achieve the look.

Just seeing the piece broken down into colors makes me feel like I can do it.

So, a while back I saw this.

I was painting a piece for Vera's Daughter and knew that it was the perfect finish for it.

This is Arles over Primer Red.

I'm told this is called "two color distress" - where one color sands back to reveal another.

Those knobs could be my favorite thing about it.

This is the original hardware.

The finish was perfect so there was no reason to paint it.

I had never worked with Primer Red before. It is much prettier than I thought it would be.

I had the perfect wallpaper for the drawers.

In a nutshell this is what I did:

One full coat of Chalk Paint in Primer Red

A second coat of the red on the places where I knew I would be sanding back the Arles

One almost full coat of Arles on the entire piece

Another two coats of Arles on the top

Wet sanded the whole piece lightly with a non-scratching sponge

Did heavier sanding where I wanted the red to show through more

One coat of Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax on all surfaces

When waxing the top I moistened the wax brush with mineral spirits before I dipped it into the was. This makes it easier to get an even finish of dark wax on large flat surfaces

One full coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax

I love it. 

It's for sale at Vera's Daughter.

Don't you love this towel by Mary Gregory Studio?

Soooo sweet! There's more from Mary Gregory at the store as well.

I hope you will check out more color inspiration at Leslie Stocker's place!

Get inspired!

The Dedicated House
Kathe With an E


ANNE said...

That is stunning! I love the colour.

Great look!

Unknown said...

Hi Karen. Thanks so much for the mention! I saw I was getting a lot of traffic from your website and hopped over to see why. Really appreciate it,

NanaDiana said...

That turned out beautifully. Lots of coats of paint but SO worth the finished product. I love it...including the hardware! xo Diana

Leslie Harris said...

Wait, Karen you did this? This is gorgeous!!!
what rich, warm colors I've never heard of Colorways, thanks for the info. Now I want to paint something :)

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Stunning piece!

~ Dixie said...

So nice!

Kirby Carespodi said...

This is so warm...I love it! It is a lot like the colorway I used in our last house. (Lots of reds and golds and olive greens.) And the tip about mineral oil is great...I bet it makes it a smoother finish, I find that when I try to wax the top of a big piece, the wax "catches" and doesn't give a smooth finish. I'm going to try this!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh how lovely! I love the red color showing through and the wall paper lining in the drawers makes it even prettier. Nice job Karen, bet it sells fast!

MLourdes said...

What a lovely Buffet table. Love your color combination. The distress red color is fabulous. Thanks for sharing...

sarah krouse said...

Your work always catches my eye. So beautiful!

Bliss said...

Where did my comment from yesterday go?

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Have to show this to a friend...she will love it!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Gorgeous finish! It would add a nice warm wood tone to any room. I love it!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

You did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature: Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Amanda said...

Fantastic makeover! Congratulations on all of your features this week! I could hardly wait to pin your beautiful buffet to my "Paint it Annie" Chalk Paint® inspiration board!
Best Wishes,

Starla said...

Found you through MMS.:) What a beautiful piece! Fantastic job!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Bravo! So well done!!
A furniture painter,

Patti Krank said...

Ohhh . . . this is so beautiful! I am working on a buffet right now and I hope I can bring it to a place of beauty like you've done with yours. Found you at MMS's party!
Blessings to you,

Redo It Yourself Inspirations said...

Amazing! I love this so much that I bragged about you for Friday Favorites. I hope you stop by to see your feature.

Have a wonderful creative week!



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