She was just what I had been looking for. I did feel a little guilty painting her because she is really beautiful just how she is…
Here she is painted and in my dining room… THAT WE ARE STILL WORKING ON!
Now I’ll give you a little look at the dining room … ignore the chairs without seats… ANOTHER work in progress… but this will give you a feel for the dining room’s new look.
I painted the buffet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints in Country Grey. Yes, I know that it does not look grey at all. The color is a dull, greyed down gold/ beige… after the undercoat was dry ( I try to let it sit 24 hours) I sanded it and put a wash of ASCP pure white over it.
That gives the buffet a soft striped look… very French Provincial.
I don’t follow the usual protocol for painting and waxing a piece… I’ll show you what I do and why next week.
I then used clear wax and a very light sludge of clear and dark wax to give the buffet depth.
I buffed her with Bobby’s drill and a buffer attachment. His idea! This made such a lovely soft shine on her!
I sorta felt like I was cheating… not doing it all by hand… but I was working with a pinched nerve in my back! Pinched nerve or not… the buffer will be a must for every painting project from now on!