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    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

DIY Buffet Furniture Piece Re-Do…

We have had this piece for several years, and while it’s been a great fit to our decor, I’ve been eyeing it for an update..

I used this tutorial from I Heart Naptime for making chalk paint.. While I’ve heard amazing things about Annie Sloan chalk paint, it’s a bit pricey..  I used this homemade version on another project recently, and it was love at first stroke.. lol  It goes on smoothly, and the consistency is a bit thicker.  A little really does go a long way.

I knew I wanted to distress this piece, using the black that would be painted over.. For that, I followed a technique from Shanty Chic using vaseline..  (one of my favorite blogs!)    I think my love for the distressed look started back in the days that I scrapbooked… I always used inks to distress paper cut outs & edges.  I just love the texture and added depth it gives things..

I painted it in Benjamin Moore Linen White.. I didn’t want bright white, and this was exactly the off-white, creamy color I was searching for.  I kept the hardware the same, since it brought out the distressed areas perfectly..  To protect the finish, I used Minwax Finishing Wax..

I’m in love w/ the results!  It adds the perfect feel to my office.  I have plans for a new desk soon that also involve another DIY project..  Seeing the completed buffet, I cannot wait to get started on the desk.

What do you think?  It brightens up the space, and I love the newly added character it adds..

The rest of our furniture better take cover… This girl will be on to the next one soon! 🙂

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