It sat in the studio for weeks and it was interesting to note that the women who came in asked “What color are you going to paint it?” and the men said “You aren’t going to paint that are you?”. There is so much wood in the dining room…..knotty pine floors, an old farmhouse table and wooden church pews… that I longed to add some color against the creamy yellow walls. So, in the spirit of compromise, I decided to just paint the bottom and leave the top alone. I applied two coats of Chateau Grey Chalk Paint® and some clear and dark wax. I kept the knobs but dressed them up with a couple of coats of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. I like it so much better now. The green is the perfect complement to the orange of the wood and will look great with the walls and the pine floors. I can’t wait to see it in the room….now I just have to find the time to get away!
I’ve had my eye out for a country-style buffet to go in the dining room of our getaway house up in Alabama. When I spied this one for half price at a local thrift store I knew I’d found the one! It was in much better shape than most of my previous thrift store finds, so good in fact that I really deliberated over whether or not to paint it. The wood was so pretty but the knobs were obviously not original to the piece and didn’t do anything for it. The carved design looked a bit busy with the wood grain going on as well. Since I wasn’t sure how to proceed I just waited for the answer to come.