This n’ That Thursday – A French Buffet

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This petite French buffet was painted for our Shizzle Design office but we sold a couple large pieces and had to fill the void.  So much for decorating our own place; everything else takes priority.

I started out as I always do by giving her a good cleaning.

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I gave her a base coat of American Paint Company’s Wild Horses, my go to color for base coating.  The color looks off in this picture but it’s a deep rich brown which looks fabulous alone or layered with any other color.

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Don’t let the delicate shape and petite size fool you, this thing is heavy!

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It was in tip top condition with the exception of some messed up spots on the top.  No worries, a little added texture took care of that.  I dumped Home Plate, Rushmore and Smoke Signal in a paint tray (aka, leftover container :D) and slapped the colors on any which way.  I use the same brush while I do this and dip into whichever color(s) I need as I go along.

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To build even more dimension, I went over everything with a wash of Desert Cactus to pull in the extra warmth it needed to coordinate with the wall color in our office.  I sealed it with clear wax, working in sections so I could pounce American Grit into the finish while the wax was still wet.

American Grit is so much fun to play with and adds so much more to textured finishes!

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I love how the grit settles into all that texture!

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Post courtesy of Shelly Andrade of Shizzle Design in Michigan

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  1. Thanks for sharing our buffet! Just reminds me how much I love playing with the Grit!! I

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