buffet makeover: olive chalk paint


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The rich color of this olive buffet is making me green with envy that it won't be staying in my home! I absolutely adore green and it was the perfect choice for this lovely buffet. My jaw dropped when I saw this piece available for sale from a friend who hits up just about every auction in town - here is what it looked like before:

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After visiting our client's home and discussing color options, she decided on olive. We found the perfect shade with Annie Sloan Olive. It looked beautiful straight out of the can, but we choose to dark wax to give it a bit more depth and make the shade a little more "moody". Because we use milk paints and chalk paints, we usually do not have to prep our pieces much. After sanding down the top in preparation for stain, we were able to dig right in with painting.

Take a look at that color and those curves - such an amazing piece!!

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This style of dresser/buffet typically has these amazing knobs, so we always freshen them up and then put them right back on the piece. We used Rustoleum Flat Chestnut on these. Close ups of some of the details:

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Drawers were all lined with a fun fabric

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The top of the buffet was sanded and stained using General Finishes Java Gel, then sealed with several coats of High Performance Top Coat - one of our favorie combos!!

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Sad to see this one go, but happy our client loves it! One last picture, since I took about 50!!!

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