Southern Junk Chic
|Posted on November 28, 2017 at 8:55 PM|
This French Provençal buffet had sat in my garage for over a year before I finally made myself drag it out and paint it. I love how it turned out!!! The hardest part of this project was moving it out of the garage, and then loading it in my truck.
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Since I had to move it myself, I decided to paint it right there in the drive way (I’m sure my HOA loved that…they tend to complain about every little thing). I also sanded it using my electric sander – so much easier than using elbow, but messy.
Don't judge my garage...it also serves as storage for my antique gems!!
I painted it with some leftover latex paint that was a light yellow greenish color - two coats using a small cabinet sponge roller and a chip brush - painted hardware and all!! Then I white washed it with some Annie Sloan snow white chalk paint. To do this, I watered down the chalk paint about 50-50 water to paint. I painted that mixture on with a chip brush, and wiped it off with a kitchen towel. It left a mottled white wash over the yellow paint - really toned it down alot!! When I painted this it was in the sunshine, so it helped the white wash mixture dry faster and in an uneven fashion. I love that!! It even crackeld in a few spots. I used a sanding sponge and sanded the edges and hardware slightly. I also rubbed the edges with a wet cloth to distress more without getting too far down to the wood.
I took it to the antique mall later that day and it sold within a few days!! Woohoo! That's what I love to happen!!
As always, thanks for checking out my blog!!
Jennifer ~ Southern Junk Chic
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