I have a client who purchased a french buffet from my inventory. She is in the process of remodeling her new home and the buffet is going to be in a room right off the kitchen. She wants the piece to coordinate with her kitchen’s new blue tile backsplash. She also loves the shabby look and wants it more shabby than chic. We decided on a base color of blue with a whitewash on top. The wash will both lighten it up and not make it “matchy matchy” with her tile.
My next step was finding the right blue for the base. When I saw the tile, I immediately thought of the Shell Dresser (pictured below). The blue is very similar – Annie Sloan’s Provence. However, I had used dark brown wax to tone it down and add more depth of color.
If you are interested in how to apply a wash to your chalk paint, check out my Paint Tutorials. It’s a lot of fun to play around with your paint color and amazing what wax or a wash can do!
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