The Spring Buffet was originally very banged about and in pretty bad condition. Here is a quick recap on the “before” of this piece from Favorite Find Monday.
I started out by painting the buffet in General Finishes Antique White. After standing back and looking at it, I began to question the finished look. Was it too shabby chic for a french piece? Was I yearning for more color as the spring season takes hold? I have no idea but out came the paint brush once again. I find that either a piece sings to me or it doesn’t and if it doesn’t, I will never be happy with it until I make it work.
This time I went for a french blue. I used a Behr latex paint that I already had from painting my daughter’s room. It went right over the milk paint with no issues. I then added a wash of Annie Sloan’s Coco and a dark wax. I must say, after distressing back it looks ooh la la gorgeous! The white peeks through and the wash tones down the blue to a lovely, muted color. Love that hardware!
Sophie is feeling much better today – I actually have all three in school – wow! Off to an estate sale to see if I can find another Favorite Find for next week!
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