Painted Buffet in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen

A few weeks ago I took the very last piece of furniture I had on hand to my booth at The Pickers Market. Part of me was so glad to see it go. It was taking up way too much space in my entryway the only place I’d found to work given the weather conditions. I drove home from the booth and breathed a sigh of relief. It was once again fully stocked.

Later in the week we headed just out of town to watch my nephew’s soccer game. It’s always a good idea to have a piece on hand at home because you never know when a piece of furniture is going to sell. Thankfully my Mom and sister were up for a little shopping after the game. I was able to bring home two pieces that day, one of which was this buffet.


I don’t know why but a song from Aladdin started going off in my head upon further inspection. I guess it must have been the style of hardware.


If I remember correctly it’s stamped Thomasville on the inside of one of the drawers so you know it’s a good quality piece. It was in great shape too.


Since the color palate in my booth mainly consists of pales blues, greens, whites and greys and have all had proven success I decide to paint the buffet in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen. After all the piece of furniture that caused this hole so to speak was painted in the same color.


By the time we got home it was late, really late. I remember thinking it was almost too late to be painting but in the vendor business time is money and so I knew I had to rally and make it happen. My first step was to apply two coats of chalk paint. This might be obvious but you want to make sure that each coat dries completely before moving on to the next step.


Once the paint was dry, I realized the finish was a tad too dark for my coastal loving customers so I decided to create a white wash. If you’ve never applied white washed before you brush on a watered down version of a light colored paint. I usually use one of three colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Apply the whitewash with a brush and


then wipe off the excess paint with a lint free cloth.


I chose to seal the buffet with clear wax because I like the way it gets into all the crannies of the painted wood without taking off the whitewash.


I didn’t change out the hardware at all. I felt like it didn’t need it, especially since the top of the buffet is black when it’s opened completely.


And you already know how I feel about distressing…a little goes a long way.


This piece is already at my booth. For some reason, the frames and the tureens just haven’t made it there yet. I’m sure you’re not surprise.

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If you want to see other pieces I’ve painted in French Linen, check out these posts:

A Few Smalls and an ASCP French Linen Dresser Makeover


A Display Unit for the Booth


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  1. CoCo – You know we LOVE your painted furniture pieces. You’ve got mad painting skills and you have excellent end results…this buffet is no exception. I could use this piece in my own home in so many places. Great job!
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    1. Thanks so much ladies! You guys are always supportive cheerleaders and it’s very much appreciated 🙂

  2. Liz Bonin says:

    Another job well done friend! I like the French Linen color but agree it can be a tad darker than I want sometimes. Good call on the white wash. 🙂

  3. Coco, wow this turned out so beautiful!! You are so talented and inspiring. I someday want to paint like this. beautiful1! xo Lisa
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    1. That’s so sweet of you to say, Lisa, thank you! I wish I could sew like you. We should trade services 🙂 Hugs, Coco

    1. I’m sure it will be totally fantastic Bobbi, can’t wait to see it!

    1. That’s so sweet of you Katherine, thank you so much!

    1. Thank you bunches, Christine, I really appreciate it! I love the way you paint so I hope you find one soon 🙂 I hope you’ve had an awesome week! CoCo

  4. Wow, what a lovely transformation. Love how you accessorized the top of it.
    Beautiful……………..You really did a great job on everything.
    Blessings, Nellie

    1. Thanks so much Nellie, I really appreciate your kind words. I love ironstone and old frames so they seemed like a perfect fit. Hope you have a happy day, Coco

    1. That’s very kind of you to say, Robin, thank you! As you know I’m a big fan of your mad painting skills 🙂

  5. I am totally loving the after! I have not used this type of chalk paint before neither have I done any kind of dresser type painting! My mom is a master DIY-er though. Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters Linky party. Hope you will join us again this coming Friday. Feel free to bring a friend!

    1. Thank you bunches, Zan, I appreciate it! Hope you have a great week and I’ll see you again on Friday, Coco

    1. Oh Suzanne, I know that one well and it’s gorgeous. French Linen is a little darker than what my coastal customers usually buy but it’s so beautiful I wanted to take the chance on it and so far so good 🙂

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