Chippy and Green is All I Need

By Claudia Whitcraft - Vintage Soul Barn, Owner/Artist at Vintage Soul Barn

This beautifully layered buffet was accomplished by using only General Finishes products. I created the base coat by mixing the farmhouse green color that consists of GF Milk Paint in Basil, Dark Chocolate, Emerald, and Linen. I then dry brushed on some Buttermilk Yellow. The last coat of paint was a 50/50 mixture of the farmouse green and Antique White. I used the vaseline method of distressing to achieve the chippy look and many hand numbing hours of sanding with 400 grit sandpaper. After that I used GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze to age the paint and to add more dimension. The top of the buffet was stained with GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The last step was 2 coats of GF High Performance Poly in Flat. Lots of steps to achieve this look, but I wanted it to look like an old piece of funiture that had been painted many times and the paint was worn and chippy from age in all the right places. I hope you love it as much as I do! 

Products Used

  • General Finishes Basil Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Linen Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze
  • General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain
  • General Finishes High Performance Poly - Flat

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