I love how adding paint to furniture can easily give an updated look. It’s easy to modernize an outdated buffet with custom green paint or any paint for that matter.
This is our entryway to our Airbnb and I wanted to make a statement as we welcomed new guests into the guest suite.
This is how she looked when I found her. Great bones and details but she just didn’t stand out. Mr. DD had to do some leg repairs as someone attempted to fix the issue but did not do the correct job.
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I darkened the top using my favorite Java gel stain from General Finishes. If you want to know my process for restaining, you can read how I did the process on my dining room table.
This has to be one of my favorite custom colors. I used Maison Blanche furniture paint in Saint Anne and Wrought Iron to get this beautiful deep green color. I sealed using my favorite sealer, High Performance in a matte finish. I also used glaze after sealing to add depth, the glaze I used is Annie’s Reserve in licorice.
I added highlights to the center of the doors and around the edges of the drawers to give depth to the piece.
The hidden drawer is a fun feature. It looks like the top support edge and you can only open it by opening the drawer underneath.
The legs and the details on this piece really stand out with the glaze lying in the carved details.
It is fun to modernize an outdated buffet and they all take on their own personalities. I want to use this same color on a piece in my house so I can enjoy the color. Have you mixed your own paint to come up with a beautiful custom color?
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