I tend to be a theme decorator, take cues from the style of my piece and run with is all the way through. This french provincial style buffet gets a fabulous cherry blossom makeover and is a perfect example.
- Dixie Belle White Lightning cleaner
- Dixie Belle BOSS in white
- Dixie Belle paint in Drop Cloth, Savannah Mist and French Linen for body
- Dixie Belle paint in Mud Puddle, Tea Rose, Muscadine Wine, and Collard Greens for flowers
- Dixie Dirt in Earth
- Best Dang Wax in clear and brown
- Dixie Belle satin clear coat
- Redesign with Prima Carte Postale decor transfer
- Redesign with Prima decor wax in Eternal
- Amazing Casting Resin
- Redesign with Prima Cherry Blossom mould
- Titebond Quick & Thick adhesive
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This solid maple buffet started out in great condition, no repairs, just a cleaning with Dixie Belle White Lightning. This piece wiped consistently dirty when cleaning, a sign that the wood tannins are bleeding. I sealed with Dixie Belle BOSS stain and odor blocking primer to put a barrier between them and my paint.
I wanted my cherry blossom appliques to vine down the front of the doors, weaving in and out of the frame. I used the Redesign with Prima Cherry Blossom mould and Amazing Resin to cast 4 sets from my silicone mould and attached them with Titebond Quick & Thick adhesive over my Dixie Belle BOSS.
My top was stripped to bare wood, sanded, colored with a weathered wood accelerator, and sealed before I laid my paint on. My base coat of paint is where I conceptualize my finish. My colors on this changed from my initial vision of Dried Sage on the base to French Linen. The combo of French Linen, Drop Cloth, and Savannah Mist was the combination of subtle neutrals I was after.
My second coat is a repeat of my base coat, perfecting the transitions between my color blends
Up next was the Carte Postale transfer by Redesign with Prima, applied carefully over the frames of each drawer, it fit perfectly! I used artists brushes and added a bit of color to the flowers with Dixie Belle Mud Puddle, Collared Greens, Tea Rose, and Muscadine Wine. Some were colored completely, and others just dry brushed over top for variation.
The finishing touches on Fabulous French Cherry Blossom Buffet came with a coat of Satin Clear Coat over all. I then used Dixie Dirt in Earth and Brown Best Dang Wax to age my look a bit and resealed it all in another coat of Satin Clear.