1837 Buffet Revived

By Jenny

This antique buffet is from 1837! Unfortunately it had a horrid sticky red paint job so I had to completely sand it down, making getting in the detailed crevices impossible without destroying the detail. So, I base coated it in Snow White Milk Paint, making sure to get in all the crevices to cover the current red. I then put the next two coats of Earl Gray Chalk Style Paint. I then lightly distressed on all the detail, letting the white shine through. Lastly, I dry brushed Bronze Pearl Effects on all the detailed areas and then topped that with Champagne Pearl Effects. This gave it a 3D effect. Prior to painting Java, I coated the top and sealed everything three times with Satin High Performance.  

Products Used

  • Snow White Milk Paint (GF)
  • Earl Gray Chalk Style Paint (GF)
  • Bronze Pearl Effects (GF)
  • Champagne Pearl Effects (GF)
  • High Performance Topcoat - Satin (GF)

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