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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

French Provincial Buffet {two-toned}

Happy fourth of July! I am busy working on a few projects today so no picnicking for me, not to mention it has been over 100 degrees! Staying indoors is fine with me! This is what I finished this week.

There has been a lot of talk around here about my Purdy brushes I won at Haven. Purdy is not new to me though. I have been using them for years, from painting my walls in my home to painting signs in my business. They are the best that I have used and this is NOT a sponsored ad!!! Although I would love for them to call!

One of the ways I love to use them is painting furniture. If you have been here awhile you know there is a lot of that going on! The bristles stay put! Plain and simple! I love the finish of the brush stroke on the furniture.

This is a project I completed this week. A French Provincial Buffet.

It was beautiful when I got it. The curved front and legs are scrumptious!! But..had to paint it!

I wanted a two-toned look for the piece because of the details. I also wanted something neutral so it would sell fast.

I used both a two inch and 1 inch Purdy brush for this project. I use a one inch a lot, even on the big pieces.

I removed hardware. I love the original hardware on this so I left them on. After I painted the door I took my one inch brush and painted the carving in the door and around top to make it pop.

Then I added back the pulls and lightly distressed and waxed the piece.

While I painted a beautiful mistake occurred! Some of the paint crackled! I love when something spontaneous happens like this! It adds such character!

The clear wax was applied all over and then dark wax to the carvings.

I love the look! I also have a hutch and table and chairs that I purchase when I bought this piece. I will not do it as a set so I need to come up with some more ideas for paint color.

Do you ever get stumped on what to paint a piece? The more I do the harder it seems to come up with something!

Enjoy your holiday!

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Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful redo!!! Love the colors you used on this piece!!!

Wishing you a fun filled day!
Happy Creating!!!
I'm doing that too ~ hot and humid here!
Prim Blessings

Unknown said...

This will FLY out of your shop. It's stunning Deneen.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

So pretty! I love the colors you chose! Have a fun filled holiday!

Take care, Trish

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the color combo and how you applied them. I went through the same dilemma, what color to choose, with the vanity I linked up this week. Looking forward to seeing the dining set. Thanks for hosting again.

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

I found your link on Wow us Wednesday and wrote my comment as her project. lol Sorry! Really love the buffet though and would like it if you shared it at Frugal Treasures Tuesday party.

Kirby Carespodi said...

Deneen--this looks so great! I really love the crackle...don't you wish you could remember what you did to get that effect?

reFresh reStyle said...

I love the two tone, it looks great!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautifully done.

Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job, Deneen! I love the white detailing on the two end doors.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, I am not a painter, looks like magic to me, thanks for the info

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Deneen! I love the colors you chose and how you applied them. Great hardware!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.
Did I mention I think it's GORGEOUS!!!
Wow - so well done
I'm your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This piece is absolutely stunning!
May I ask what colors you used?
I am thinking of doing something like this to my bedroom furniture...


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Great job! I love the reverse paint on the doors. What kind of paint did you use?

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a beautiful piece. I love the mistaken crackle. It adds such character. Thanks so much for linking up to Hot Fun in the Summertime. Hope to see you next week.

Sarah said...

Great job! I love the look of this.

One More Time Events said...

Very Nice! New follower