Sunday, January 3, 2016

Beach Glass Blue Dresser


Right before Christmas a client brought me a dresser that she wanted painted for her shop.  

Before:
This dresser is well made and has great details and hardware, but needed to be a better color.  Her only criteria for this dresser was that it be a light color, but she left everything else up to me.  I love having the freedom to paint a piece the way I envision it.  

I made home-made chalk paint from Ooopsie paint from my local paint store-I am calling it Beach Glass Blue.  I painted the dresser with 2 coats of the blue and then painted the details with white using an artist brush.  I slightly distressed the edges with my spackle knife and then I sealed the dresser with AS clear wax.   After I put the gorgeous hardware back on, my client picked up her  dresser and was thrilled!   






Lovely details




Swoon-worthy legs! 



Beautiful Hardware







34 comments:

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    1. Thank you Michele-it was a fun project!

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  2. I love that distressing (and the dresser too of course). I guess I'm going to have to find out what a sparkle knife is cuz I'm gonna need one!

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    1. Thank you Sugar-Oopsie typo with autocorrect-I meant Spackle !

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  3. Gorgeous piece! Love those legs!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I love the legs too!

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  4. What a gorgeous color and I love the pretty hardware too. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love the soft and serene color too!

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  5. Yes, such lovely details. It is a beautiful colour and I love how you highlighted the pretty details.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth-I thought adding a bit of white would highlight the details!

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  6. The beauty is in the details! Job well done.

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    1. Thank you Rose-I love the details too!

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  7. Such a delicate shade of blue...beautiful, DD.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-it is a pretty delicate blue!

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  8. Oh my that looks amazing. Love the color and the chippyness to this piece. Another beautiful re love. I bet the client was super happy with it! Have a great new week ahead.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-My client was thrilled and loved it!

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    1. Thank you Cyndee-the color is a nice and soft!

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  10. I bet your client was happy. What a gorgeous dresser!

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-happy client is a good thing!

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  11. LOVE that color...absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I might have to use this color again since it is so soft and pretty!

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  12. What a gorgeous color and a perfect compliment to this style of dresser. I like the name you gave color too.

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  13. You gave the paint on this piece the perfect name. I can imagine it in your clients shop. Very nice work!!

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  14. Great choice naming this very soothing pretty color.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera- I love the soft and beachy color!

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  15. Darrielle! The color is so subtle and fresh and pretty! Another beautiful makeover! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry-the color is subtle and soothing and I think it fits the dresser!

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  16. That is right up my alley! It would look great in my home or my beach house ;) Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia-it would look great in a beach house!

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  17. Hello - I'm here via Talk of the Town! Nice to "meet" you. Love your furniture transformations! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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    1. Hi Doreen-nice to meet you too and thanks for coming by!

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