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Shabby chic black painted buffet - DIY furniture painting project with clay paint from Country Chic Paint20

Shabby Chic Black Painted Buffet

February 08, 2019
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Faye from Farm Life Best Life created this shabby chic black painted buffet with Liquorice! Keep reading to see the whole process.
When we embrace our imperfections, we make a little more room for grace.

My envy of others — those who seem to ‘have it all together’ is a personal struggle I continuously endure. I try so hard to accomplish many things, and consistently find myself only achieving a small portion. “What am I doing wrong?” is a question I ask myself all too often.

I have however had humbling moments, where I learn from some of those I envy — that they think I ‘have it all together’. Say what?! Now those are the authentic and real moments that encourage me to embrace my imperfections, and make a lil’ more room for grace!

Shabby chic black painted buffet - DIY furniture painting project with clay paint from Country Chic Paint20

Transforming furniture has graced me to creatively embrace sweet imperfections, which has shown to result in a jubilant amount of praise.

This lovely buffet/sideboard transformation was one of many items on my ambitious ‘want-to-do’ list that I managed to achieve while making a lil’ more room for grace.

The process:

  • Removed dull, yet charming hardware ~ with full intentions of maintaining
  • Stripped and sanded top ~ with a two-toned transformation in mind
  • Lightly sanded down entire piece ~ to best prepare for clay paint adhesion
  • Gave entire piece a good cleaning with water and vinegar
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Liquorice’ to the body
  • Distress sanded body to achieve the sweetly imperfected and distressed look I was after.
  • Conditioned, stained and varnished top
  • Stripped the dreadful purple felt drawer lining. I’d be lying if I said this part was fun
  • Lined drawers with a charming adhesive for a lil’ made-with-love added touch
  • Cleaned, polished and re-installed original hardware. Oh how I love when I can maintain original hardware
  • Gave entire piece another good cleaning with my tried and true water and vinegar
Shabby chic black painted buffet - DIY furniture painting project with clay paint from Country Chic Paint20

Perhaps it is your home that this sweetly imperfected piece is meant to grace! Whether your style is shabby chic, cottage or contemporary — this lovely sideboard/buffet is sure to add delightful charm in your abode! Whether in your foyer, dining, living, hallway, or even as a vanity in your bathroom — if you have a thirst for distressed furniture charm, this quenching statement piece is for YOU!

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU!

Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, Furniture & Decor Restorer. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving, and constant learning — my Farm Life Best Life!

My family and I live, love and work on our farm in the heart of Manitoba CANADA — amidst wide-open spaces, cattle grazing and heart-dropping prairie sunsets.

I spend every spare moment I can beg, borrow or steal — restoring and transforming furniture & decor from sad and bleak to farmhouse chic!

Filling OUR home, and creating pieces for YOU with country chic character and sweet imperfections!

Make sure to follow Faye on her blog, Farm Life Best Life. You can also find her on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!

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