Gilded Buffet: Grey & Gold

Last week I painted a gorgeous buffet for my client, Shannon.  She bought the buffet about a year before she had a house for it!  (Sounds like a girl thing to do, amiright?)

Shannon’s vision was something elegant with metallic accents and we spent some time discussing ideas before we settled on the perfect finish.

Here’s the before:

buffetbefore

And the after:

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Silver Leaf Buffet

Can you tell that I used silver leaf on this piece?

silver leaf console

No?  How about now?

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Ah…here we go. [Read more…]

A Buffet in Graphite

grey and gold buffet

I love, love, love finding these Depression era buffets.  All their carvings and chunky legs just ooze character and look fantastic painted.

When I brought this girl home, I had just finished some custom work using Amy Howard at Home’s Graphite and Selznick Grey One Step paint and decided Graphite would be a great choice on this buffet.  [Read more…]

How to Use Amy Howard’s Dust of Ages

Dust of Ages is one of my favorite products in the Amy Howard at Home line.  It looks phenomenal over dark colored One Step paint….Black, Graphite, Windsor, A Good Man….you name it.  It takes a newly painted finish and makes it look time worn, loved and gently cared for over a long period of time.

I asked Amy when I met her in January at Atlanta market if she used Dust of Ages on everything (this was after watching her demo products for about an hour).  “Pretty much,” she replied with a smile.

I felt like I had discovered a secret. [Read more…]