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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8 comments:

Susan D said...

Oh I love this!!! It came out perfect.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The aqua really brings out the details! Good decision!

NanaDiana said...

Yes- That is the perfect touch of aqua to highlight it!

Cher-Ann Texter said...

Wow!! The turquoise added quite the spark to the already fabulous dresser!! Fantastic!!

Cher @ Designs by Studio C
http://designsbystudioc.com

Coley's Crafting Corner said...

That looks beautiful! I wish I had had chalk paint a couple of years ago as I painted my kitchen cupboards. The doors have some indented detail that I had tried to paint a different color, but it wasn't working so well for me, so I just ended up doing it all one color :) Thanks for sharing! Saw you at Finding Fabulous!
Blessings,
Nicole
http://coleyscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/2013/05/yellow-cubby-table-makeover.html

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Great result Cindi. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

Gail Wilson said...

nice touch of aqua for sure Cyndi! so very pretty.

gail

Melanie said...

That absolutely is the perfect touch of aqua - I love it!