November 08, 2012

Custom Posh Red Buffet

Hi guys! Are you tired of seeing red furniture yet? I really hope not because I have a few more custom red pieces I will be sharing in the next few days.

I posted this buffet on my facebook page a few weeks ago and it was snagged by Angie in record time. Angie liked the red dresser I did and she wanted this buffet painted red. (click here to see all of my red pieces).

 
BEFORE

 
AFTER



I used the same color combo as this dresser set.
 
I used homemade chalk paint (1 cup latex and 1/4 cup baking soda). The paint color I used is called Posh Red by Valspar and I used a glaze to darken it a little.
I added new hardware from Hobby Lobby, distressed along the edges and and sealed with Johnson's Paste Wax.
 
 
I have one more red piece to share with you next week and it's an old mission style rocking chair! Stay tuned.
 
 
 


32 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I love that red is becoming one of your signature colours :) You do it so well!

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    1. Thanks Samaa. I'm ready to do other colors though : (
      Hopefully, sooner than later :)

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  2. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. You turned this furniture from drab to fab for sure!!

    Lura
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    1. Thanks, Lura and thanks for stopping by.

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  3. That after is amazing. No we arent tired of red yet! - Tonya

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    1. Haha, good Tonya because I think you will be seeing a lot more of it....but maybe some other colors mixed in too.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh my gosh, I loved it before, and in red I love it even more!!!

    That is a beautiful piece of furniture!

    Jan @ The Pink Geranium

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I haven't found anything good at Goodwill lately but I finally found this on a recent trip! I grabbed it as fast as I could!
      Thanks for stopping by : )

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  5. Gorgeous! Great find & the red truly brings out the uniqueness even more

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  6. I always look forward to your new transformations. You really inspire me with the wonderful job you do!
    Thanks

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    1. Awww, thank you Susan. That's why I do it, to be honest. Well you guys keep me going I guess : )

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  8. Love the red think it is a classic! Always inpressed with your pieces. Cn you share the brand/ color of the glaze you used. Many thanks!

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    1. Hi, I actually use Kona stain as a glaze. If you haven't glazed before I would recommend just using glaze and not stain. Stain is hard to work with and glaze is super easy. Any black glaze should work though....I hope this helps!

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  9. This is a beautiful piece and I love how you darkened the red a bit to make your own unique colour.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I agree. The glaze works wonders!

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  10. Oh wow, I love the red!! fabulous project.

    Jane
    FF

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I love your blog : )

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  11. Oh wow, love the color! Fabulous job.

    Jane
    FF

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  12. Winner winner.

    Bliss <<<< pinner pinner.

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  13. All your pieces are gorgeous, love the way you do color :)

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  14. So beautiful! Love the color! Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

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  15. This is exactly how I want my living room tables but didn't know how to do it! I'm so glad I found your blog!!!

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  16. I am so excited to find your blog. I am just starting to paint so I need all the tips I can get. I hadn't heard of using baking soda with the paint before - just unsanded grout and plaster of paris. Also, could you tell me what glaze you used and type of sandpaper? Your piece looks great! Thanks for sharing your process! I'm a new follower!

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  17. Beautiful!!! New follower here :) keep up the great transformations!

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  18. Did you add the dark glaze to the paint or did you glaze it after painting.
    PS. Most beautiful work !!!

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