WHITE ON WHITE LACE BUFFET CHEST

Lace Chest

We really needed some additional storage in our dining room, so I was on the "look out" for the right size piece.

I found this chest at an estate sale for $15.00. The piece was sturdy and the shape & size were perfect, however, it was painted a dark brown on the
outside & light blue inside the drawers.


Front View


To rough up the surface, I used a coat of liquid sandpaper.

Since the brown paint was so dark, two coats of primer were needed. The Final top coat used was called ecru, flat finish. 






Close Up - Buffet ChestSince our dining room table has a lace motif, I wanted to achieve a complimentary look for the chest, but did not want it to look "too cute". I decided on a White/Ivory on White/Ivory color scheme. An Antique Ivory Spray Paint by Krylon was used for the lace stencil. The spray paint had a high gloss finish, to provide a contrast to the flat base paint.


                                                                                                             
                      Close Up  

To compliment the size and shape of the chest, I used lace valences, instead of panels, as my stencils.

                      Top

                      Top



Close Up


The final step was to re-do the knobs.
The main accent colors in the room are celedon, peridot, and emerald green.  So, I went with a Metallic Peridot, and gave it a final coat of Metallic Champagne paint.

Both of these paints are made by FolkArt.








RESOURCES:


PAINT

The base paint color, Ecru, was mixed at my local hardware store. You can probably have it mixed at Home Depot or Lowes.


METALLIC PAINTS

Both FolkArt & DecoArt offers a wide array of metallic paints. You can  usually find both of these brands at Wal-Mart and Craft Stores. If you prefer to shop on-line 
www.createforless.com has great prices.


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