Buffet Makeover In Midnight Sky

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Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street used Midnight Sky and Tough Coat to give this buffet a new, modernized look to suit her decor!
Hi Friends! I’m stopping in to give you a quick before and after on this gorgeous carved wood buffet. Aren’t the details exquisite!? It was love at first site and in almost perfect condition. The problem? I didn’t love the wood grain or the color of the stain.


There are a lot of people that wouldn’t dream of painting over a piece of nice wood furniture and there are times that I don’t as well! But, I’m a firm believer that if you don’t love a piece of furniture in its natural state, you should give yourself permission to alter it so that you can love it.
I painted the first coat in Country Chic Paint’s Midnight Sky. This paint coat was light so that the natural wood tones could peak through. Then, I mixed a little bit of Midnight Sky and a touch of Vanilla Frost to slightly lighten the color. I dry brushed this lighter color over random areas of the pieces to give it some natural highlights. Then, I wet distressed all of those yummy details and the piece was sealed with Country Chic Paint’s Tough Coat. The original wood top stayed!
I love the variations of shades and colors in this piece and those details pop even more now in this gorgeous blue hue!
Suggested materials:
  • Furniture and Home Decor Paint   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Tough Coat   (Country Chic Paint)
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  • Sabah Sabah on Feb 07, 2017
    Hello, I absolutely love this project and want to do one myself. My question is, what did you used to paint the first light coat, a roller or brush? What is wet distressed? Thank you!😊

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  • Jean Korcz Jean Korcz on Feb 06, 2017
    Thank you for your reply, I will do that!

  • Leslie Long Leslie Long on Feb 08, 2017
    I love, love, love this piece! Like you, I am not afraid to paint a wood piece if I don't like or won't use it as it is....and you nailed this one! My fiance does not believe in painting wood furniture EVER....but this might help to change his mind :)

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