One thing leads to another in redecorating a space. I’m in the middle of redecorating the dining room and it’s never as easy as slapping a different color of paint on the walls. Painting furniture and recovering chair seats and adding new accessories are part of the process.
This dining room project on a burgundy colored bombe chest was a total experiment. I wanted a silver luxe look without too much gloss and I wanted to make this project simple by using spray paint. So on went my thinking cap and this is what I came up with. Using spray paint with Annie Sloan waxes.
I looked but couldn’t find a picture of the bombe chest before I painted it, but it was dark and had a flower design on the front of the drawers. It was an inexpensive piece so I had no qualms about painting it. Going over this piece with liquid sander, which is sometimes called deglosser was the first step. Easy, no sanding involved! After it dried I sprayed it with Krylon metallic aluminum. It was really shiny and bright, not at all the look I was going for. That’s where the wax came into play.
I mixed a little dark wax with clear wax and rubbed it on. I liked it immediately. It had the color I wanted and the wax knocked down the sheen.
I distressed the drawer fronts and edges but that didn’t photograph too well, but you get the idea.
The new paint color on the walls is Anew Gray, it’s a gray with tan in it, a greige. It works well with cool and warm tones.
Here’s a look at the newly recovered chair seats.
You can get a glimpse of the china cabinet with its doors removed and a newly stenciled back, that was another project that I’ll be sharing later.
I’ll be painting the living room in Agreeable Gray, a slightly lighter color if I ever get done with this project. It always takes me forever! I got some new pieces in there and a pretty new rug.
Have you used gray in your home or do you think this trend will be over soon?
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Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))