A friend from book club called to tell me about this fabulous art deco buffet that she knew I would love. And she was right ~ what a great piece!
I was eager to paint it but was surprised when I struggled to decide on a color scheme. I first tried Annie Sloan’s Antibes Green but decided it was too bright even when I glazed it.
Next I painted the two drawers in American FolkArt Imperial Red Chalk Paint and glazed one of them. But didn’t like either. Golly. Here’s a great piece of furniture and neither color scheme did it justice.
I started over by researching art deco color schemes and fell in love with glossy black paint with gilded gold for the embellishments and red as an accent color.
I loved the red accent color, which is fairly prominent in art deco design schemes, but a friend suggested I try a more subdued accent color.
I painted a knob and cabinet door with metallic silver paint to visualize this potential color scheme. Dilemma! I liked both the red and at the silver.
I pondered and decided to go with the metallic silver, although I knew there wasn’t a right or wrong answer.
The day I finished this piece, a client had come to purchase a dresser for his business and purchased the Art Deco piece too, declaring it perfect as a bar for his home.
It’s a difficult piece to part with but it does look great as a bar since my client was kind enough to send a photo.