Furniture Makeovers

Aged Gray Buffet

This beautiful buffet started out as a simple piece, but my client wanted it painted a light gray color and more distressed looking. This was my first time using Rustoleum’s chalk paint line. I used the Aged Gray Color.

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This is how this buffet started out. The center panels were made of a molded metal which were gilded.

 

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I sanded the piece thoroughly, even though  the paint claims to adhere to a glossy surface, I never trust that it will. You are much safer giving your piece a good sanding to ensure that their is a “tooth” to your piece. This means that the paint has something to adhere to.
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I used my palm sander to make quick work of sanding this piece. Then I started taping off the areas I didn’t want to get excess paint on.

 

 

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Here are the doors sanded and taped ready to be painted.

 

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This is the paint and the clear sealer I used. I think the paint went on very well, and dried quickly. I didn’t prime first.  I used my Wooster brush and a foam roller to apply the paint.

 

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This was after 2-3 coats of the Aged Gray.  The coverage was great and I lightly sanded between coats to get a really nice buttery feel to the final finish.

 

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Here is the door done with the Aged Gray.

 

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My client wanted a very distressed look to this piece. So I started with my sanding sponge just on the edges and then increased in some spots using my palm sander to give more dimension and texture.
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I made sure to hit the edges very thoroughly

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After sanding the piece, I used Minwax stain in Provincial to give the piece more of an aged feel. I applied it using a rag, and then used a clean rag to take away the excess.

 

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Here is the piece after applying the stain. All I did was use a rag dipped in the stain and then wipe it on. Then I wiped away the excess with a clean rag.

 

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After distressing

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