Hello everyone!I am so excited for autumn. Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer – it’s my favourite season of the year. But my second favourite is fall. I also absolutely love Christmas time and with these two times of the year, all the beautiful colours come out like oranges, greens and reds. Oh how I love the red I used on this buffet. It is so rich and so vibrant. It’s the perfect red in my opinion and looks amazing with dark waxes. This red is called Paint the Town by Country Chic Paint. What I love most about this paint is that it has zero VOCs and no solvents. I can use this paint in my home and not worry about harsh chemicals, yet it has great adhesion and coverage. To start off with, I lightly sanded this piece with 220 grit sandpaper to scuff up the surface, which I do with all my furniture. I then cleaned it using vinegar and lemon spray which I find really gets the dirt off.Amazing red buffet
Next, I primed my piece with grey paint. You can use a grey primer or even a paint color like Hurricane which is a dark grey. The reason for this is that priming with grey first prevents you from having to apply 5 coats of red. However, Country Chic paint does have great coverage.
I then got to start the fun part which was paint this buffet in this gorgeous red. I did about two coats of red and had lots of paint left over which was a bonus for me. While the paint dried, I made a new top to add onto the original top because I love the wood grain that solid wood shows and I stained it with ebony stain, which paired beautifully with the red.
Once the paint was dry I sealed the paint with Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat using a Painting Sponge. It was very easy to use and went on so smoothly. If you see that you missed a little or there are some streaks, don’t worry. You will get those areas with your second coat. I also top coated the top wood surface.
Once it had dried I added a black wax in the areas that I wanted shaded. Make sure to wipe the excess off lightly afterwards and buff it until it feels dry and no longer tacky.
And that’s it for this piece. I absolutely love it and wish I had the space to keep it!
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