Here’s the original buffet. It’s solid wood heavy but sturdy and just ready for a little refresh.
Paint the Layered Look on Wood Furniture With Chalk Paint
Love that layered paint look, and want to try it with Chalk paint? The technique is slightly different but still gives a gorgeous layered paint look. It’s so easy to achieve, but it’s one of those finishes that looks really complicated.
After cleaning the buffet well, I painted it with one coat of Peacock Chalk Paint. It looked a bit streaky, and some of the wood was still showing through. That is good. It helps add dimension to the layers!
When dry, I misted the piece with water. Just so there was an even layer of mist. I then added Palmetto. The water helps the paint move around on the chalk paint, so you can get an even layer of paint.
Once that is dry, I misted the piece again and added In the Navy. Add each color as heavy or as light as you like. Start with the brightest color and tone it down/darker with each layer.
Great thing about chalk paint is that you can re-activate it and use this to your advantage in the first 24 hours. When adding layers, the paint is re-activated which allows it to wet distress very naturally. You can use your brush or a paper towel. Either way is super easy and natural looking.
Hemp Oil is like magic in a bottle. It’s a great solution any time you have old, dry wood and need to polish it up. I chose to leave these legs the natural wood tone. I cleaned the legs first, then took an old t shirt and applied the hemp oil.
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