Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Graphite and French Linen Buffet

Here's one of my favorite pieces so far, and wouldn't you know it . . . I only had my camera phone and the worst lighting possible to gets photos!! So, I'm afraid these aren't the best photos, but I think you'll catch a glimmer of the prettiness of this piece . . .

 Painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 3/4 Graphite 1/4 French Linen and heavily distressed back to highlight the original dark wood stain.
I then added 3 coats of dark wax, dry brushing the wax for a heavily antiqued look.  Not sure if that makes sense--but I WANTED to see the dark wax variegated, not completed smooth. I felt this added extra texture and depth to the final finish.

This was a custom order, and so it is not for sale.

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  1. That's my favorite style of buffet, and I love how that color turned out. Such a great smokey color! Wonderful finish!

  2. This is gorgeous! I have a piece similar to this in my bedroom and wasn't sure what color to paint it. I think I'll mix graphite and coco and see what happens. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. I can see why this is one of your favorite pieces thus far! It turned out amazing and just gorgeous!

  4. Wow, excellent job! The variations in the color really make the details stand out .... it's an eye catcher!

  5. loooove that dark moody color! it suits this piece perfectly!

  6. Very yummy! My favorite so far this week... Great job! - Susan

  7. I love how it turned out. I just painted nearly the identical buffet for a client in butter yellow. These buffets turn out so beautiful when painted. Nice job! Dee

  8. Beautiful! I love the heavy dark wax. It gives so much depth! I've pinned your gorgeous buffet to my "Paint it Annie" inspiration board. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  9. Do you mix the 2 colors of paints together or put on the graphite then the french linen?

  10. Love this piece! Did you apply the clear wax before applying dark wax?


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