Mid-Century Modern Buffet Painted in Paris Grey

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mid-century Modern Credenza painted Paris Grey
VoilĂ ! I finished the first part of my plan for decorating the dining room by painting the mid-century modern buffet. 

As a reminder, here's what it looked like when I bought it off of Craigslist.
Great lines and not even a bad wood color, but not a wood color that looked good in my dining room.

So, surprise! - I painted it. Frankly, things aren't moving along as fast as I would like, but then, when do they ever? I'm a girl who LOVES immediate results and waiting for paint to dry and sanding between coats drives me crazy even though I know it's imperative for good results.
Mid-Century Modern Buffet painted with ASCP in Paris Grey
I painted this buffet/credenza with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Paris Grey and the color is phenomenal. It's finished with clear wax and there is no distressing on this piece.

In my opinion mid-century modern furniture should NOT be distressed. It just looks weird.
Want a peek at the inside, just for fun? I got some good shots of how I paint the inside of a dresser so that it looks clean and tidy but I don't have to spend a lot of time or paint covering the whole inside.
how to paint the inside of a dresser
I use a 2" angled Purdy paint brush; it makes it fairly easy to cut nice lines just along the inside of the drawers. If you don't feel confident in your cutting skills just use some blue painters tape to mark your edges.

This is the way I usually finish the inside of a dresser when I'm painting for a client since I know when they pick it up they'll usually take out the drawers to move it and I want everything to look professional.
The picture and things on the buffet are just props for these photos. I cannot wait to get started on the plate wall!
Chalk Paint a Mid-Century Modern Buffet or Credenza
Getting my adhesive for the plates has been a little bit wonky, but I'll tell you about it when I get them hung. Until then, here's a little sneak peak of the plates in progress.
I'd love if you'd follow me on instagram at @barnacledesigns to see updates on the plate wall as it goes up.

Happy Friday Friends! Hope you have a fantastic weekend...mine will be so great all hanging plates everywhere...so exciting...is that weird? You don't have to answer that...we decorating dorks friends  have to stick together.

3 Responses to “Mid-Century Modern Buffet Painted in Paris Grey”

  1. I have one more plate for you. The paint job looks fabulous!

    1. OH BOY! Can't wait to have you over to see it in person!

  2. Again, another something fabulous. I totally agree about not distressing midcentury furniture. This post makes me want to paint my credenza... But first, I'm trying to convince Brad to let me paint our piano a shiny black... On the fence myself though.


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