Let’s be honest.
The blue-lilac color on the buffet in my living room…..
it wasn’t working.
It went with nothing in my living room. When we first moved in the beloved foreclosure a few years ago, I loved that color. And it is still a really pretty color. But it does not work well with navy blue or gray or kelly green.
So it got booted.
You see, I have always had a love affair with red. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not cheating on kelly green or navy, but red and I have a long history. I’ve always considered it my favorite color. Its what my prom dress just had to be. What color I wanted my first car to be. I loved it. And still do.
This will probably be the first of many red projects around here, so brace yourselves.
About the Country Chic paint I used on this piece: I had never used a real deal chalk paint before until this makeover. I had mixed my own version, but never had the real stuff. It says you don’t have to sand or prime, so I didn’t. I just painted it on – it did take about six coats to get the red color even. I used the “Devotion” color.
UPDATE: I’m a little unhappy with how well this paint has held up. About six months after I painted it, I taped a banner on it (for a party) and when I removed the scotch tape, some of the paint on the buffet peeled off with it. This is the first time I’ve ever had this happen with a piece of furniture. It seems the paint didn’t adhere as well as it was supposed to.
After it dried, I waxed it. And that was the first time I had successfully waxed a piece of furniture the first time around. And it was so easy – go here to find out about the easiest way to wax furniture. Seriously – Easiest. Thing. Ever.
I’m pretty happy with this little buffet makeover that was ridiculously easy.
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Disclosure: Country Chic did provide me with some of their paint to review. However, you know how I roll. All opinions are 100% mine.