This “Field of Flowers” transfer is new from Dixie Belle, and it really took this piece from plain to beautiful! I found this buffet on Facebook Marketplace for $30 and dirty as could be.
The whole design of this piece was based around the transfer. I pulled the paint colors directly from it, and also from the room it was going into. There were a number of steps, but it was still pretty easy to accomplish this look.
Here are the supplies I used.
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- Buffet (thrifted)
- White Lightning
- Gray BOSS
- Barn Red
- Collard Greens
- Holy Guacamole
- Belles & Whistles Field of Flowers transfer (coming soon!)
- Clear Coat in Satin
- No Pain Gel Stain in Colonial Black
- Gemstone Mousse in Garnet
- Best Dang Wax in Brown
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Building the Layers
After some major cleaning with White Lightning, I primed this piece with gray BOSS. I probably didn’t have to prime, but the factory finish was a little glossy and BOSS gives better adhesion.
Once the BOSS was dry, I painted the edges and random spots with Barn Red (mostly the bottom half) and Daisy (mostly the top half). Then I let that dry.
Pouncing on the Greens
The next step was pouncing on my greens. The lower half is Collard Greens, a gorgeous deep green color. To give it some texture, I tapped the paint on with my brush, going around the red areas. I also went over them very lightly to dirty up the red.
The upper half is Holy Guacamole. I also tapped this color on, going around the yellow areas. Where the greens meet, I tapped the colors together to create more of a blended transition.
I didn’t do a full second coat of paint, but I did bring a little of the light green over the dark green and vice versa for depth.
Gel Staining the Top
To make the top a little richer, I chose Colonial Black. I didn’t sand it down to bare wood or anything; I just went right over the existing finish.
To apply it, I used the Dixie Belle applicator pad. This is a great inexpensive little tool to get your stain even and smooth. I spread the stain on, and then used a dry area of the pad to pull some back. You can see the pretty variation of color this gave.
Field of Flowers Transfer
In the cabinet door centers, I didn’t paint over the gray BOSS. I applied the transfer right over the BOSS and it worked great! I find a bright base color makes the transfer pop.
I cut the transfer sheet to the size needed, pulled off the white backing and rubbed it on.
I sealed the whole piece with 2 coats of Satin. This is the original hardware, but I transformed it with a couple layers. First, I painted the knobs and hinges with Gemstone Mousse in Garnet. To age it similar to the buffet, I rubbed on some brown wax.
I kept this piece because it was the perfect size for my glassware, and I am in love with how it turned out!
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