I’m excited to share this General Finishes Driftwood Buffet Restyle with you today!
I’ve been wanting to paint a piece of furniture in a beautiful grey for a while now. I guess I’ve been putting it off because I hadn’t found the ‘right’ color. When I opened the can of Driftwood, I knew exactly which piece this beautiful grey was going to transform!
The details on this large buffet are amazing. The rounded carved feet and sheer size of this piece makes a real statement even in it’s before state.
Have you ever seen such a long bottom drawer? This is the longest drawer I’ve ever worked with measuring just shy of 5 feet across!
The top of this buffet had seen better days so it was sanded down to bare wood. Once the raw wood was exposed, I debated staining the top but opted to use the same finish as the body.
Tip~ If you’re working on a large piece and want to give the ‘illusion’ of a smaller scale, keeping a cohesive finish on your painted furniture will do the trick.
To show off the vintage details, I antiqued by applying a dark wax over the Driftwood Milk Paint. I made a custom DIY Dark Wax using General Finishes Lamp Black. These two colors pair beautifully (even if you mix in some Lamp Black to create a darker Driftwood!) and gives the finish depth and a gorgeous soft sheen.
The original royal blue silverware drawer insert adds to the vintage feel of this piece too!
I loved the contrasting knobs on my last Coastal Blue Dresser so I added these white rose knobs to play off the deep grey. The stark white roses are the icing on the cake for this piece!
Once again, a big thanks to General Finishes for the Blogger of the Month Feature and providing their amazing products to transform these pieces!
If you’re interested in entering/submitting to The General Finishes 2016 Design Challenge you can see more details here!
And because I won’t be back until next week, to all my Canadian friends – Happy Canada Day!!! We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful country with such beautiful people! To all my friends south of the border, have a safe and amazing July 4th! To the rest of my friends around the globe, have a spectacular weekend whatever you do! 🙂
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this buffet restyle and the Driftwood color! Chime in – let’s chat! 😉
Have a great day and happy painting friends!