This buffet was in very good shape, but my client wanted to brighten up her living room and the wood was too dark for her taste.
Buffet Makeover - With Video Tutorial
I started by cleaning the buffet with a mix of water and vinegar, then applied two coats of clear shellac to prepare for the paint.
After the shellac was dry, I sprayed a coat of Benjamin Moore Steel Wool, which is a beautiful medium gray. Watch my video to see in details how I use my paint sprayer.
I let the first coat dry to check what areas needed more coverage and also to remove unwanted dirt spots.
With a 400 grit sandpaper, I removed all the imperfections, then wiped the whole piece again with a damp paper towel.
Finally I applied a second coat. You may need a third coat depending on the color you are working with.
I removed all drawers and opened the cabinet doors and painted the edges not covered by the spray, using a small flat brush.
Using a chip brush, I applied black glaze on the painted piece, starting with the drawers.
With a baby wipe, I wiped off the glaze moving my hand back and forth across the drawer, until the black streaks had the look I was going for. I repeated these steps one small area at a time in the whole piece, then let the glaze dry for 24 hours.
My final step was to spray three coats of water based clear topcoat. I also replaced the pulls with this shiny gold ring pulls that really popped over the new color.
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Patsy47 on Jun 08, 2021
absolutely stunning! the color is spot on and the hardware is classic...well done