Come see the latest piece by Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors! She used a custom mix of Vanilla Frosting and Pebble Beach to create this lovely, soft grey for her bureau makeover.
Hi all! It’s Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors back to share another makeover in Country Chic paint! As you can see, this craigslist find desperately needed a little attention. However, with it’s solid wood construction, curved drawer fronts, and original hardware, I knew it was a great candidate for an update.
I decided to go with a pale gray on this piece and because I didn't have any paint that particular shade, I mixed my own. I started with Country Chic Vanilla Frosting and added a little Pebble Beach at a time until I was happy with the color, a soft, creamy gray. The ratio ended up being approximately three parts Vanilla Frosting to one part Pebble Beach.
I painted the bureau in three coats of the gray mixture. And while Country Chic goes on very smoothly, I still sanded in between coats with fine grit sandpaper to give this piece a super smooth finish. I also distressed all the edges with fine grit sandpaper and then topped it with several coats of wax. A gentle buffing gave the piece a subtle sheen.
Shortly after I began this project I had a client reach out who was looking for a bureau. She loved the lines and color of this one and decided it would be a great fit for her daughter's room. She did, however, want to replace the original brass hardware. My plan had been to clean the hardware up and put it back on the piece but could see why this particular hardware might not be for everyone. Instead, she asked for large glass knobs and I was happy to accommodate her.
This piece now sits in my client's home; I'm so pleased that she is thrilled with the end result!
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.