Hi Friends…..Have you ever been intimated by a project or a certain technique that you were really wanting to try but just didn’t know if you could pull it off?
I sure have more times than not.
But you know what, if it didn’t turn out as I had hoped it can usually be redone or be repainted.
So what the heck. Go for it.
I finally jumped on the chalked paint wagon and made over my buffet cabinet.
It was time for me to give the chalked paint techniques a try.
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Pick Your Item
My pick was this buffet that needed a new look.
I could just imagine this piece in a distressed white
Here is a list of what I used:
First I removed all hardware and took out the drawers and removed the doors.
This wasn’t a real shiny finish but I decided to give the surface a quick sanding.
Thoroughly dust the furniture to remove any of the sanded finish.
The Rust-Oleum chalk paint in Linen White went on perfectly.
I did drip my brush just once in awhile as I was painting to thin the paint just a little.
Chalk paint has a tendency to be thick.
Don’t be afraid to use a little water on your brush.
I measured out my postal tissue paper and cut to the size of the top.
I then applied a layer of Mod Podge on the surface of furniture top and the added the paper onto the layer of Mod Podge.
The paper edge can be sanded when distressing the cabinet, it will smooth right off.
I then lightly distressed the entire piece.
I advise going lightly first, then you can add more distressing if you want.
After distressing I put a coat ofMinwax 63333444 Polycrylic Protective Finish Water Based, quart, Satinover the entire piece.
It is fast drying and gives a beautiful sheen.
I applied 3 coats to seal and protect the wood.
I found this paper Advantus Idea-Ology Tissue Wrap, Postale, 12 by 15-Feet on Amazon.
It was so easy to use. This paper is thick and sturdy enough to manipulate after applying.
There you have it. This project takes some time but is so worth it when finished.
Do you have a furniture piece that you are considering doing a makeover? What concerns or questions do you have?