MY CANADIAN THANKSGIVING - grey and white buffet

This wife was refinishing a buffet on thanksgiving
while her husband was preparing to serve a turkey buffet.


This pieces was up for auction recently and we eventually got it at a reasonable price.

Before
This is one of those pieces that makes me long for more space, a more traditional home,
or even a double wide trailer.
I think you all know what would happen if I had more space ...

Sprayed in a soft grey

I would use it in my shabby chic livingroom for the TV console.

After
 I mixed this color using old white, provence, and graphite, all chalk paint colors.


It's a very soft grey and exactly what I wanted.

 

The hardware was all removed and painted with a flat bright white paint.


I also hand painted the all the trim details.


I sat quietly painting the white trim and occasionally I would feel the warm sun on my back as the sun played hide and seek with the clouds thru the day.


When he had the time George would come sit with me
and enjoy a few moments of the day and before he would have to run back to the kitchen,
he would always lean in and steal a kiss.


The entire piece was finished with wax and buffed to shine.


With some gentle distressing in the right places and the white against the soft grey,
the whole piece just looks amazing.


I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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11 comments:

  1. great job, love the custom mixing of ASCP colors! I pinned this!!!

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  2. SO very beautiful! What kind of wax do you use?

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  3. Stunning transformation...love it!

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  4. Its divine! The light colors really do bring out the pretty details. My parents have an old dark wood credenza that I plan to chalk paint once I inherit it.

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  5. Love the grey/white combo. I tend to paint this color more than anything else lately! Thanks to your turquoise stenciled chest idea, I recently did one in the grey tones. Stop by and tell me what you think!

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  6. Are you sure you want to let this one get away?
    Well done--beautiful!
    Catherine

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  7. I love this! You did an amazing job! Thanks for showing so many of the steps! Great job! I'm a new follower!

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  9. It's lovely! Great job on mixing the colors! You have some great pieces!

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  10. Ah. Just what I was looking for. I painted a chest paris grey last week and have been trying to figure out how to help it out. tomorrow I'll add white to the crevices. thanks for the inspiration.

    Kate

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THANK YOU ALL!