One of my favorite sappy movies is the 1991 “Father of the Bride.” A one point the Franck and Howard, the wedding coordinators, are talking to Annie about the flavors for her wedding cake. They gush about one in particular that is “so subtle you can’t even taste it.” That’s how I feel about the color of the buffet I just finished. Subtle. Almost the same color. But not quite. I know I didn’t spend all this time painting this buffet the same color it was originally because my sister told me it’s a different color. It’s not the same color. It’s not. Reagan, back me up!
After I finished scraping off my first attempt, I gave the buffet a thinned-down coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Mesa Sunset, recommended by Kathy from The Vintage Dames.
I followed that with a full-strength coat of CeCe’s Johnston Daffodil mixed with a dollup of Young Kansas Wheat and a few drops of Mesa Sunset:
After wet distressing, just a hint of the Mesa Sunset peeks through. I took the hardware off and painted all the pieces on a piece of foam board, reattached them to the buffet, and hit them with some clear wax.
Then came the fun part–playing with the new metallic waxes!
First, I smeared on the El Dorado Gold wax with my finger. Here’s what it looks like unbuffed over the Johnston Daffodil mixture:
Then I layered on Sierra Silver wax. Here it is unbuffed:
The real magic happens when this wax is buffed! Here it is in all its pearlescent glory!
This is my second major project using CeCe Caldwell’s paints, and I am even more in love with them! The only problem with this buffet now is that it is almost too “pretty.” What’s a girl to do? 😉