This knockout buffet was painted by Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture with one of our new Lustrum Collection colors, Paint the Town, Clear Coat, and a little Black Wax.

Hello everyone!

I am so excited for autumn. Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer – it’s my favourite season of the year. But my second favourite is fall. I also absolutely love Christmas time and with these two times of the year, all the beautiful colours come out like oranges, greens and reds. Oh how I love the red I used on this buffet. It is so rich and so vibrant. It’s the perfect red in my opinion and looks amazing with dark waxes

This red is called Paint the Town by Country Chic Paint. What I love most about this paint is that it has zero VOCs and no solvents. I can use this paint in my home and not worry about harsh chemicals, yet it has great adhesion and coverage. 

To start off with, I lightly sanded this piece with 220 grit sandpaper to scuff up the surface, which I do with all my furniture. I then cleaned it using vinegar and lemon spray which I find really gets the dirt off.

Paint the Town Red Painted buffet with eco-friendly furniture paint and black furniture wax

Next, I primed my piece with grey paint. You can use a grey primer or even a paint color like Hurricane which is a dark grey. The reason for this is that priming with grey first prevents you from having to apply 5 coats of red. However, Country Chic paint does have great coverage. 

Paint the Town Red Painted buffet with eco-friendly furniture paint and black furniture wax

I then got to start the fun part which was paint this buffet in this gorgeous red. I did about two coats of red and had lots of paint left over which was a bonus for me. While the paint dried, I made a new top to add onto the original top because I love the wood grain that solid wood shows and I stained it with ebony stain, which paired beautifully with the red. 

Once the paint was dry I sealed the paint with Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat using a Painting Sponge. It was very easy to use and went on so smoothly. If you see that you missed a little or there are some streaks, don’t worry. You will get those areas with your second coat. I also top coated the top wood surface. 

Once it had dried I added a black wax in the areas that I wanted shaded. Make sure to wipe the excess off lightly afterwards and buff it until it feels dry and no longer tacky.

Paint the Town Red Painted buffet with eco-friendly furniture paint and black furniture wax

Paint the Town Red Painted buffet with eco-friendly furniture paint and black furniture wax

And that’s it for this piece. I absolutely love it and wish I had the space to keep it!

Paint the Town Red Painted buffet with eco-friendly furniture paint and black furniture wax

To see more examples of red painted furniture, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this gorgeous bold red buffet!


Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

Make sure to follow Megan on her blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!


Support

Support