Neutral Greige Buffet Makeover With Furniture Paint

Faye from Farm Life Best Life used Dark Roast and Sunday Tea to revive this neutral greige buffet and bring new life to he finish!

“What colour(s) will you transform it in Faye?”

A question I not only receive frequently, I also ask myself countlessly! Although some pieces I know instantly what colour(s) and technique(s) I’ll apply… more typically I stew and stew over what I should do.  I stand and stare at the piece, I dream about the piece, I hold colour cards against the piece, I choose a colour and then decide on another. It’s kinda like how coffee and tea are for me… shall I have a coffee or a tea? Hmmm… or maybe I should have both?!

As typical, I stewed and stewed over what to do with this moderately sized sideboard/buffet.  Yes… I stared at her, dreamt about her, held colour cards up to her, chose a colour for her, and then decided on another. As always however, my envisioned transformation eventually came to me.

Neutral greige buffet makeover with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

My envisioned transformation went like this:

• Removed hardware ~ with plans to replace with a charming new set
• Lightly sanded down entire piece ~ to best prepare for paint adhesion
• Vacuumed and washed entire piece ~ final prep before the real fun begins
• Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘All-in-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Dark Roast’ to the body and interior ~ just as dark and delicious as dark roast coffee itself
• Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint ‘Tough Coat‘ to the body ~ to seal the ‘Dark Roast’ and protect it from distressing
• Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘ All-in-One Decor Paint ‘ in the colour ‘Sunday Tea’ to the body ~ GREIGE… the perfect country cottage combination of GREY and BEIGE
• Lightly sanded down the body for a buttery smooth and distressed finish ~ bringing the ‘Dark Roast’ through the ‘Sunday Tea’
• Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint ‘ Tough Coat ‘ to the body ~ for water and scratch resistant protection
• Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint ‘Hemp Oil’ to the interior ~ for light water-resistant protection
• Purchased and installed handmade vintage glass knobs from GOHardware ~ a Canadian Etsy Shop I’m elated to have found

I had every intention to snap some ‘during’ pics throughout my transformation… May however has been a rather gong-show month… so that simply didn’t happen. I’m hoping for June to be a lil’ less gong’y! 

Neutral greige buffet makeover with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

A moderately sized sideboard/buffet that could comfortably settle into any size home as a DINING ROOM BUFFET | LIVING ROOM SIDEBOARD | ENTRYWAY PIECE and more.  A charmingly dainty and sweetly distressed piece to add both character and storage to your home or cottage.

I hope you visit again! My farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! 

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Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, Furniture & Decor Restorer. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving, and constant learning — my Farm Life Best Life!

My family and I live, love and work on our farm in the heart of Manitoba CANADA — amidst wide-open spaces, cattle grazing and heart-dropping prairie sunsets.

I spend every spare moment I can beg, borrow or steal — restoring and transforming furniture & decor from sad and bleak to farmhouse chic!

Filling OUR home, and creating pieces for YOU with country chic character and sweet imperfections!

Make sure to follow Faye on her blog, Farm Life Best Life. You can also find her on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!



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