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Hand Painted Blue Buffet

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When I first saw this one I knew I had to have it! And I knew I had to help all that beautiful detail stand out!!
  • hand painted blue buffet, painted furniture
I sanded down the top until it was smooth and all the scratches and dings were no longer there.
  • hand painted blue buffet, painted furniture
I decided to take a gamble and go bold with this one. All that detail had been over looked for years and I really wanted to bring it out into the spotlight! So, I painted everything a midnight blue. (leaving the top natural wood- which I stained with Minwax's Ebony)
  • hand painted blue buffet, painted furniture
Now came the fun part! Bringing out all that gorgeous detail! Like I said, I wanted the detail to stand out! So, I tinted my glaze with a stark white paint (I used the Royal Touch brand from Ace Hardware). To apply the glaze I just used an old worn paint brush (because I was going to be dabbing and pressing the bristles into the detail, so you don't want to use a nice brush), I dabbed, pressed, and pushed the white glaze into all the nooks and crannies and then simply took a clean, damp paper towel and wiped away any and all of the excess glaze. Just leaving the white in the detailed carvings. I worked in small sections at a time. This way the glaze didn't have time to dry and I was still able to clean up all the excess.
  • hand painted blue buffet, painted furniture
I used 3 coats of polycrylic to seal and protect it.
  • hand painted blue buffet, painted furniture
Isn't she a beauty!?
  • hand painted blue buffet, painted furniture
And just like that, this old girl has a new life!! All of that yummy detail makes me happy! No one will EVER over look all of that detail again! :)

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Ask the creator about this project

  • JB
    JB Roanoke, TX
    on Apr 10, 2014

    This made me shiver! I have the very same Buffet and the matching China Cabinet and Dining Room Table. What a transformation!

  • Lisa
    Lisa New Hartford, CT
    on Apr 10, 2014

    Wow! You nailed it! Love the crispness and how the details stand out now, where they were pretty much unnoticed before. Nice job!

  • Jill Cunningham
    Jill Cunningham Williamson, GA
    on Apr 10, 2014

    I have a buffet that closely resembles that piece. Great idea!!!

  • Buster Evans
    Buster Evans Hixson, TN
    on Apr 10, 2014

    Very Nice transformation! such attention to detail and the intricate painting of lines is absolutely wonderful! Looks really GREAT!!

  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on Apr 10, 2014

    love what you did..beautiful color and detailing

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