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Boho Blended Vintage Buffet Makeover
In this blog I want to show you how I used Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paints to create a unique and awesome boho blend to transform a vintage buffet from blah to bomb! Below is a list of supplies I used to create this look. These are affiliate links, they cost you no money to use but I do earn a small commission if you click and buy through them. Supply List
Prepping Your Vintage Buffet For Paint
In order to really create an amazing painted vintage buffet you need to do the proper prep first. I used GreenEZ Furniture Strip & Clean to clean this piece of furniture really well. You always need to clean your furniture really well. As you can see in the final picture the water is VERYYYY dirty!
Afterwards, once your furniture is dried, you will want to scuff sand it with a 120-220 grit sandpaper to remove any shine and create a roughed surface for the paint to adhere to.
Using A Stain Eliminating Primer
After prepped I applied Wise Owl’s Stain Eliminating Primer on this piece. I did this for a few reasons, one was because I would be using a light colored paint and decoupage paper and did not want tannins. The second reason was because I will be using highly pigmented colors such as red and yellows and putting a gray primer down prior helps so the coverage is better and you do not have to paint as many layers of the paint.
Decoupage On The Vintage Buffet
This needed some pattern, color, and texture other than the paint. Therefore, I wanted to use Redesign With Prima’s Decoupage paper called Tangerine Dream. I decided I wanted to put it around the edges of the two door faces and in the center of the drawer. The first layer I put down was Wise Owls Paint in the color Bone. Then I cut the paper to size for each section I was decoupaging. Once that was dry I used the decoupage gel and painted a layer. This acts as a glue to keep the paper down, you will smooth and push all air bubble out going from the center out. Afterwards you will put a layer of the decoupage gel to seal it in.
Textured Door Panels
For this next technique I used Saltwash and mixed it with the three different colors we are using on this piece. I layered the textured colors on top of one another.
Once you are happy with what it looks like, you can use a decor roller from Artistic Painting Studio and slowly roll over the panel to create a negative stenciled effect.
Creating A Colorful Blend
For the body of this piece I used Wise Owls paint in the colors, Republic Red, Turmeric, and Spanish Olive.
I painted all three colors in random places and then used a blending stippling method to blend and create texture and layers for this piece. You can also put the red and yellow next to one another to create an orange hue. Keep that in mind when you are placing your colors.
Adding Dark Walnut Wax
After the paint was fully dry, I added Black Walnut Wax by Wise Owl. I applied it generously and then wiped back the excess. I went back a few hours later to buff it in.
Final Results and YouTube Video
I created a full YouTube tutorial for you that you can find below. I also added a final staged picture!! Thank you so much for being here!! Happy creating!!! XOXO