Looking for a nice, pale grey? Come find out the recipe Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors used for this regal buffet! Hint: it’s a custom mix of Cobblestone and Vanilla Frosting!

Hi everyone!  It’s Ann from Farmhouse Blues back to share another makeover in Country Chic Paint.  This buffet was yet another craigslist find and while overall in decent shape, the finish was scratched and worn, especially on the top.  In addition, several trim pieces were missing from the cabinet doors and needed to be fabricated.  Here is what it looked like as I began to sand the top.

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Sanding the top of its scratched and chipped finish exposed warm, beautiful wood.  I decided to forgo any stain and simply added three coats of natural wax for protection.  I then moved on to the body of the piece knowing I wanted a two-tone finish.  I decided on two shades of gray and this is the end result.

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I didn’t have the exact colors on hand that I envisioned so I decided to mix my own.  For the darker gray, I combined Cobblestone, a warm gray, with Vanilla Frosting, a soft white.  I added the gray into the white until I reached my desired hue.  I didn’t measure but if I had to guess I would say it was one part Cobblestone to two parts Vanilla Frosting.  And while I wanted a lighter shade on the door and drawer fronts, I didn’t want too sharp of a contrast between the colors.  So after painting with the gray I had mixed, I added more Vanilla Frosting to that in order to achieve a very pale gray.  I then used that on the door and drawer fronts.

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I next sanded the entire piece with fine grit sand paper, focusing on the edges and details.  Finally, I finished the buffet with natural wax.

Warm Gray Buffet Transformation #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #paintedfurniture #warmgrey #cobblestone #vanillafrosting #buffet - www.countrrychicpaint.com/blog

And here is a shot of the buffet as it sits in my shop space.  Thanks for reading!

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Ann {Farmhouse Blues}

I’m Ann and along with my husband and two lively boys, live just north of Boston in a picturesque small town. And though I named my business Farmhouse Blues three years ago, it was just last year that we moved into a sweet little blue house overlooking a farm. It was meant to be! After my career as an airline pilot was suddenly halted by the events on 9/11, I dabbled in a few other areas but seem to have found my niche in furniture. From well-made but tired older pieces, I strive to create home furnishings that are fresh, inspired, and unique. Just recently I opened up my own space in a beautifully renovated barn and am eager to see where this new adventure takes me. Thanks for reading and please feel free to check out more of my work at Farmhouse Blues.

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