Green buffet table using only TWO products

by | Oct 18, 2019

* This post may contain affiliate links. I could make a commission at no charge to you if you purchase my recommended products. Please read my disclosure here and my privacy policy here.

I love a good challenge….especially when there is a great outcome!

I was recently asked by Dixie Belle Paint Company to create a finish on this buffet table using only TWO products.  Either two paint colors or a single paint color and one additional product of my choice.  They are referring to this challenge as #painlesspainting ….

And THIS is my result!

Green Buffet Table by Tracey's Fancy
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

Not even kidding y’all!  Two colors…..and NO pain or frustration involved!  

Green Buffet Table by Tracey's Fancy
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

I chose Tree Frog Green….as it is often an overlooked and misunderstood paint!  LOL!  Although it’s not the first time I’ve used it! Another favorite piece is mine – Whimsical Gold Splattered Dresser – also uses Tree Frog Green.

I understand why….it is VERY bold….and a little too HAPPY for most interiors.  However……I have the chill pill secret for this color….. Best Dang Wax in Black!

With the simple brush on/wipe-off technique….the once “vibrant” green instantly transformed into the most rich and lush emerald green!!

  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

This outdated and lifeless 1970’s buffet/server…

  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

……is smokin’ hot in her new finish!  

Green Buffet Table by Tracey's Fancy
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

My process for this buffet table was simple:

  1. remove hardware
  2. clean using White Lightning
  3. paint (two coats of Tree Frog Green with my Mini Brush)
  4. let dry completely
  5. paint hardware gold while it dries with Liquid Leaf Gold
  6. brush on Best Dang Wax in black
  7. wiped off Best Dang Wax in black (with baby wipes)

The project is truly complete at this point.  Dixie Belle Paint does not require a top coat….as long as you allow the paint a full 30 days to cure.  I did want a high gloss finish on this piece so I chose to top coat with Top Coat in Gloss (two thin coats).

Green Buffet Table by Tracey's Fancy
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

I then re-installed the newly painted hardware…..and BAM!  

Green Buffet Table by Tracey's Fancy
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

If you’d like to watch this buffet table come to life on video…I have the recorded tutorial available here!

Painting is supposed to be enjoyable and exciting….almost therapeutic!  

If you find yourself feeling frustrated or discouraged….take a step back and reevaluate your project.  

Are you possibly trying a technique that is above your skill level at this time?  

Maybe you need to take it down a notch and create something with fewer products….that is much more achievable…and will allow you to feel successful.  

Over time….with a few success stories under your belt…..you can then reach a bit higher for the next more advanced technique.  

My goal is to inspire you…..and to help you achieve success with each and every project! If you are still looking for more detailed guidance, please consider one of my tutorials. There are lots to choose from on my website HERE.

I encourage you to try this project yourself!

Green Buffet Table by Tracey's Fancy
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

All the products are listed below in the shop section for your shopping convenience.  

Shop: Green Buffet Table

The products listed here are what I used for this project!  Dixie Belle Paint company offers amazing products that will make all of your projects successful no matter what your skill level! Just click on any of the products shown below!  You can also find my favorite products and tools in my Amazon influencer list here.

Here’s how it works…these products are attached to MY NAME. When you purchase by clicking from my blog…..then Dixie Belle offers a kickback to me for referring you!  It doesn’t cost you any more to use my links….and the support helps me to bring you new projects!  So I thank you in advance!!!

Green Buffet Table by Tracey's Fancy
  • @TraceysFancy
  • Pinterest

Recent Posts

3 Comments

  1. Cuzn Susie

    I love your work Tracey! I have been doing furniture re-painting for over 30 years…but using the wrong kind of paint. Then two years ago I went to another brand A.S. and it was ok but found I had to do multiple layers and it was expensive. Then two months ago, I am not sure how but heard about Dixie Belle, so looked up the closest retailer and she is in Oak Ridge, TN. She has helped me get started and has been a big help. She then led me to you! The rest is history! I did a whimsical dining room table after seeing MacKensie-Childs works…….18 different colors of Dixie Belle colors (including mixing some)…….now I decided it is too busy. So now I am going to re-do it. Have you ever had that happen to you? Enjoy your teaching..love the tree climbing, you are braver than me!

    Reply
    • Tracey Bellion

      Thanks Susie! I LOVE that you have found Dixie Belle paint. It really is the BEST, right? Yes yes yes, I have painted pieces over and over again. I may love it initially and then grow tired of it and want something fresh. That’s the beauty of it…it’s only paint and you can start again or tweak it if it isn’t speaking to you. Keep painting! xoxo, Tracey

      Reply
  2. Cheryl Atkinson

    Hi Tracey. I am not really into whimsical but i love following you and I am a true fan of yours. Why? Because you are so inspirational and full of energy. You have a great way of pulling your fans in. I appreciate you!

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Whimsical Painted Heirloom with stripes and checks - Tracey's Fancy - […] Green Retro Buffet […]
  2. Green houndstooth dresser... a fresh cheerful design - Tracey's Fancy - […] Green isn’t a color you see very often in someone’s home. But why not? It’s stunning! Check out this…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enter your email to get furniture staging tips!

Join our mailing list and you'll get instant access to my top furniture staging tips that get you social engagement and SALES!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Enter your email to get furniture staging tips!

Join our mailing list and you'll get instant access to my top furniture staging tips that get you social engagement and SALES!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This