Charcoal Grey Buffet With Dry Brushing

Tammy Lynn
by Tammy Lynn
4 Days
Easily add interest and depth with a dry brush technique and glaze on any piece of furniture.
This gorgeous buffet transformation started by getting a good cleaning with a 50/50 vinegar and water solution. I did a quick scuff sand and wipe down and then sprayed on the primer.

After the primer dried, I sanded with 400 grit sandpaper and wiped down with a tack cloth. Now that the prep work is finished, the fun begins! The base color is the most perfect shade of charcoal grey. I had it color matched at the paint store to a swatch of fabric I had and then used it to mix up my own chalk paint. I sprayed on three coats and let it dry for about 24 hours.
I used antique white to dry brush over the charcoal grey. I like to do very, very light dry brushing to start, you can always add more if you need to.
I like to use a Purdy brush when dry brushing. The long, soft bristles make it a perfect choice, in my opinion.
After the antique white was completely dry, black glaze was used over the entire piece. I like to keep a dry and a damp cloth handy when wiping back glaze.
After everything dried, the entire piece was sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper and sealed with Polyvine dead flat, my ABSOLUTE favorite top coat.
I love this look! It is a fairly easy way to add interest and dimension.
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  • Lindsay Dillon Lindsay Dillon on Apr 30, 2017

    Great job, I'm so frustrated with my dining room table makeover that I'm about to put it on our covered back outdoor patio and upscale dining!! I used a creamy/Sand color, Pecan Sandie to be exact by Behr and tried adding AH wax, the pc is so ornate that it's difficult to get in the grooves and blend really well. I'm overwhelmed but always inspired bc I see pcs like yours which are absolutely beautiful

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    • Tammy Lynn Tammy Lynn on Apr 30, 2017
      I just saw your post and commented on it. I hope it helps!