ANNIE SLOAN's EMPERORS SILK RED - vintage buffet





It can be scary choosing such a bold color but that one bold step I made resulted in one striking piece of furniture.






This was actually the first of two vintage buffets I ended up doing in Emperor’s Silk Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.


This time of the year these before shots remind me more of
a haunted house and ghostly apparitions of Halloween more
 than the handsome fellow he really was. 


After all the finicky prep work was finished it was time to
 start laying some bright red paint on this big guy.
I was frightened!


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I wanted the dark oak of the cabinet still seen as if it had been
 red wood stain that had been used. This meant gently spraying
 just the right amount of color evenly over the entire surface.






The top was sanded back to show more age,
and 5 coats of poly were applied to preserve it.

 

The original hardware was removed to make way for 
something different. The hardware I chosen coordinated with
 the other rectangular shapes that already existed in the piece.



Look at that carved details in the center door.
It’s like something you would see on a mansion door.
The kind of ominous castle you dared your friends to approach first when you were out trick or treating.


Unfortunately no pictures taken really show the 
beautiful and rich color that it you see in person.

BEFORE                   AFTER



FOR A BETTER LOOK AT THIS OTHER BUFFET 


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