Leopard Patina Grunge Buffet

by | Nov 18, 2018

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I don’t really know where to start on this blog….

I love every single inch of this painted buffet!

I loved this buffet in its raw wood form…..just as I purchased it from a very old gentleman on Marketplace.  It belonged to his mother….along with the china hutch which I am saving until I have a vision for it.  But this buffet was in need of much repair cosmetically…..and I knew it could handle some bold color.

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I love the photo of the buffet half painted….and half unpainted.

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I did it this way for one of my classes….so they could see exactly what we’d be learning….and left the other half for the actual class instruction.

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Here you can see the full-on bold hot pink (Peony by DBP) that serves as the under layer for the black (Caviar by DBP).

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The patina results on this piece just blow my mind!  Dixie Belle really out did themselves with this affordable product!  This was my first time to use it ALL OVER a piece of furniture….and I’m hooked!

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You can see it really well in the photo above.  It is not just a color changing reaction…it is a full blown corrosion that takes place…and has depth and texture!  If you’ve never tried this process before…..I encourage you too!  It is so much fun….and adds so much authenticity to your project!

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I even added a little to the painted elephant head drawer pulls….which HELLO!!!!  Are these not friggin’ fabulous???

 

Love the Whimsy Wonderland?

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You can see how chunky those knobs actually are in the above photo. But how about that gorgeous buffet surface???  Everyone that sees it says it reminds them of outerspace…LOL!  It was supposed to take on an animal print….as in “spots”….but I may have really been reaching with that attempt!

But the hand painted leopard print and zebra patterns are not mistaken for outer-space and are featured beautifully here!  I love accenting with these two prints as much as I like using stripes and harlequin!

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I had no idea when I started this buffet that I would be buying elephant head hardware….but with the zebra and leopard print…..and added grunge patina…..they were perfect!

I also had no idea that Matt would really love this piece…..and that he would ask if we could keep it!

Yep!  It’s mine!

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If you’d like to try this exact finish on a piece for your own home…..I am offering this recorded tutorial in my shop.  You can read more about it here.

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XOXO,

Tracey

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Whimsical Painted Buffet with Leopard, Zebra, Check and Patina by Tracey's Fancy
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7 Comments

  1. Heather K Tracy

    This piece makes my heart beat faster, Tracey! You’ve blown my mind with the sophistication of the design, and the mastery of technique…WOW!

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    • Veronica M Fiorina

      Tracey! This latest design of yours is over the top!!!! I love the mix of animal prints and really , all the other stuff. One day I will get over my timidness for using colors such as you have used. Yu are a great inspiration…Thanks!!

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      • Tracey Bellion

        Thank you so much VEronica! Just give it a try…..just once….and you will be hooked! Fill your world with color….and share it with others!!!
        Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  2. Sharron

    I too am amazed at your productions. Simply beautiful.

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  3. Cindy Caretto

    I also love the buffet ❤️! But I would like to know about the painted globe that sits on top. What is the saying and did you use Dixie Belle Paint for the lettering? Any information and pictures that you could share would be most appreciated! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Thank you Cindy…..the glabe was a gift from friends. It is a bible verse that says…..”youre here to be light, bringing out the God colors in the world” Matthew 5. I LOVE it! THank you for noticing!

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