I picked this buffet up on the way home from school last week and was somehow able to fit it in my little car. I immediately knew I wanted to paint it with Country Chic Paint in the color Elegance. It's this gorgeous light blue with the tiniest green-grey undertones. Just a really soft, pretty color.
I filled any holes and dings, sanded the piece first, cleaned it, and wiped it down before painting. I applied one coat of the paint and noticed some slight discoloration. The previous finish had been worn, plus I sanded, so it was bleeding through. It wasn't too bad, but I wanted to address the problem and seal out the discoloration from coming through any more layers of the paint. I used a foam brush and applied Zinsser Shellac to the piece. Some areas looked bad (and bleed through looks worse when you start to seal it) so I did a second coat to spot treat those areas and be sure nothing would keep bleeding through. If I had sealed the piece before I began painting I would have only needed 2 coats, but I ended up applying 3 coats of the paint. Once the piece had dried for 24 hours I sealed it with clear wax. I then added some blue and off white hardware to finish off the look.