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.
And now I’m seeing red.
Disclosure: Country Chic did provide me with some of their paint to review. However, you know how I roll. All opinions are 100% mine.
Remember the before?
It wasn’t bad. It just didn’t work in the space as well as red does.
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.
And really, my living room couldn’t handle anymore navy or kelly green on a big piece of furniture. And what is the perfect complimentary color to those two?
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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