I love its design and hardware, but this orangey wood color was so blah.
Painting in Layers - Purplish Navy Buffet
I bought this beautiful buffet on Facebook Market Place for a bargain. I know many people wouldn't paint it but I absolutely love colorful furniture so I didn't hesitate to give it a total makeover. I recorded the process on the video tutorial above.
I prepared the piece by light sanding, cleaning and priming it with a coat of Clear Shellac.
Then I brushed a coat of General Finishes Royal Purple.
I waited for the base coat to dry then brushed a very light and watery coat of General Finishes Coastal Blue.
When all was dry, I applied General Finishes Pitch Black glaze using a chip brush.
After applying the glaze to one small section I immediately wiped the excess with baby wipes. As glaze dries quickly, it is better to work one small section at a time.
To blend the glaze more evenly on the flat areas, I brushed the surface with a very wet brush. I used a chip brush because I wanted the brush strokes to show and give it some texture.
I went back with some blue or purple on the areas I found needed more of each color (see video) and after I was happy with the result and all was dry, I sprayed clear top coat over the entire piece for protection. You can also use a foam brush for this step, but make sure the glaze is completely dry or you may ruin your work.
I refinished the hardware with Aged Brass metallic wax.
With an old artist brush, I applied some of the same wax to all legs.
Here is the "after" picture. To check out a more detailed tutorial and pictures of the details, visit my blog post!
If you want to know how I finished this top using gel stain, check out this blog post and video!
I hope you enjoyed this project!
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