Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors is back to share this beautiful, leggy buffet that she refinished using a custom mix of Vanilla Frosting and Pebble Beach!
Hi All! It’s Ann again from Farmhouse Blues and I’m excited to share anothermakeover in Country Chic paint. I found this buffet on craigslist, here’s the original photo from the ad.
I love these leggy buffets and this one was a great find! The piece is overall in good shape, has great details, all of its original hardware, and is on castors. I’m not sure what it is about pieces on castors but I adore them.
My original plan was to paint this piece a creamy white and decided Vanilla Frosting would be the perfect shade. Here is the buffet after two coats of Vanilla Frosting.
As you can see in the photo, I had some areas of the buffet where the wood color was seeping through the paint. It’s especially obvious on the bottom drawer front and the cabinet doors surrounding the area where the hardware had been. With some wood types, this is a pretty common occurrence termed “bleed through” and can be prevented by coating a piece with shellac prior to painting. I could have still applied shellac even after painting, but because the bleed through was relatively mild I decided to go with plan B and change the color a bit. Since Country Chic paint covers so well, I felt that darkening the color just a little would be enough to hide the pesky bleed through. I started with Vanilla Frosting and added Pebble Beach a little at a time until I had my desired color, a very pale gray. I also wanted the color to appear muted and soft, with a bit of white showing through the gray so I added water to ensure the mixture went on very thin.
I painted the buffet with two coats of the gray mixture. The change in color was just enough to mask the wood bleeding through the original white paint. I then distressed the edges and details with fine grit sandpaper, waxed it, and gave it a gentle buffing. I dry brushed a bit the Vanilla Frosting/Pebble Beach mixture on the hardware and added it back to the buffet.
I hope you like it!
I’m Ann and along with my husband and two lively boys, live just north of Boston in a picturesque small town. And though I named my business Farmhouse Blues three years ago, it was just last year that we moved into a sweet little blue house overlooking a farm. It was meant to be! After my career as an airline pilot was suddenly halted by the events on 9/11, I dabbled in a few other areas but seem to have found my niche in furniture. From well-made but tired older pieces, I strive to create home furnishings that are fresh, inspired, and unique. Just recently I opened up my own space in a beautifully renovated barn and am eager to see where this new adventure takes me. Thanks for reading and please feel free to check out more of my work at Farmhouse Blues.