Glossy furniture is not my usual style but after painting this piece my mind might be changed. I posted a photo on my Facebook page & the words chic and glamorous were used a few times. I like those descriptions.
I was hired by a local interior designer named Patrice Munden to makeover a buffet and a few other pieces. Some pieces were going in lobby of a local business she is redesigning and this buffet is going to her booth in an antique gallery. I love working with her. Make sure to check out her website.
I think black can be very hard to paint. The color can be unforgiving but I love a challenge! I don’t have a before picture but I do have plenty of after photos.
In person, I don’t think it looks as glossy. There is a lot of natural light in this room and there was a little bit of reflection. In person, I think it looked amazing!
I used General Finishes lamp black and I sealed with Minwax polyurethane in clear gloss. I used the spray poly to apply the top coat. I used thin coats but kept a foam brush handy to even out the finish. I recommend working fast if you use a foam brush.
There is also a sofa table, a large mirror and two chairs that were included in this order but it was difficult to stage all of the pieces so I kept it simple. You can see the two chairs (still awaiting to be upholstered) in the first picture.
Are you a lover of glossy furniture?
I may have crossed over to that side!