Well, back from vacation and I wish I could say well rested, but actually, it was an exhausting and busy
Hubby, with me as apprentice, finished off the sand blasting of the exterior logs on our country house, painters are coming next week to do all the staining…can you say Hallelujah! Then there was the installation of glass railing on the river side of the deck, with some help from our eldest (the reveal on that will be posted shortly), then we finished off the final trim work done and touched up some of the paint in the bathroom, some repair work on our boat, and desperately filling in any holes we found where bats are getting in, yes…I said bats…EWWW not fun 🙁 (I’m still looking up all the time, even now that I’m back home). And last but not least, playing host and hostess to the odd 25 or so guests that visited over the last two weeks.
Well, with all this, I still managed somehow to get the buffet/entry console painted, that I had planned to do. I used the remainder of the homemade chalk paint that I used for the matching hutch that I posted about here (this is also where you can find the homemade chalk paint recipe).
I was so hoping that I wouldn’t have to do six coats as I did on the hutch, so I sanded the buffet down somewhat to help with that. Unfortunately, I still needed to do five coats so not as successful as I thought.
Here’s what I started with. As you can see I use the buffet as a entry console. It’s great for picking up all the odds and sods that make their way into the house. It also houses all the board games that come out when life slows down a little.
And here it is after a few coats. I won’t bore you with the details, as I did the same procedure as I did with the hutch.
Here’s how it looks now.
I love how it pops against the logs and how the details show up so much better now.
Any sharp eyed readers notice that I also painted the mirror? Hubby requested it be blue and I happened to have a can of blue paint there and used it to make up some chalk paint. Contrary to the buffet and hutch, it covered easily in two coats and then I sanded down some of the finish so that it was a little distressed, and then applied a light coat of antique wax and then the clear wax over top.
I think I may distress it a little more so that more of the black paint underneath shows up better.