Thursday, June 6, 2013

And A Touch of Aqua for Good Luck

Some make-overs are quite the project. There are repairs to be done, hardware to replace, and lots of painting, waxing, distressing.  It's kinda nice to find a piece that doesn't need much work!

I found this dresser on Craig's List a few weeks ago.  Loved that it was already white. Loved that all the hardware was there. I didn't have to do much to it.

I gave it one quick coat of Old White just to freshen the paint.
But the carved detailing was crying out, begging for some attention.

I wanted to use some turquoise but thought Provence would be too dark.  So I whipped up a custom mix of Provence and Old White.  Not sure of the recipe, but I'd guess 3 parts Provence + 1 part Old White.

I used a craft brush to apply the paint in the crevices.

One of the great things about chalk paint is that if you make a mistake, it washes off easily.  So I didn't worry too much about coloring in the lines.

Isn't this the perfect touch of aqua?

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