Over the last few decades of occasionally painting furniture, I have experimented with just about every paint imaginable. Among the ones I’ve tried are acrylic paint, latex paint, oil-based paint, enamel paint, chalk paint, DIY chalk paint, spray paint, chalkboard paint and probably a few others I’m forgetting. For some odd reason, until recently I had never tried Fusion Mineral Paint! I even had a few unused samples sitting on my shelf. Well, apparently I have been missing out!
A few weeks ago, I finally gave Fusion Mineral Paint a try and now I’m obsessed! I kind of want to paint all-the-things with it now. It’s very similar to chalk paint in coverage, ease of use, and consistency and yet it’s even easier to work with and covers like a dream! A little paint goes a long way and the pigment is thick and rich. One coat of paint was all that was needed to cover my entire buffet and I only used about 1/3 of the jar!
Here are some of the colors offered in the chart pictured below. I used Sacred Sage on my buffet and you can see from the swatch that it doesn’t completely match. The paint of course darkens as it dries.
I used 220 grit sandpaper to lightly distress the edges of the doors and drawers and love the dimension it adds to the piece!
To update the hardware, I used Rub’n Buff in Spanish Copper which is similar to an oil-rubbed bronze. If you’re not familiar with Rub’n Buff you can find it on Walmart.com and in craft stores. It’s a wax-based product that you rub onto metal to change the color.
I forgot to take a decent before picture of the buffet for you but here is a picture of it sitting in our previous home. The wood on it was fine but very red and after 20 years of owning this piece I was ready for a change!
Here it is now in the living room! I love how it turned out!
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