Monday, July 29, 2013

Dresser Makeover - Brown to White Beach Style

This is why I love paint:
 
 
 
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Not lovin' the old brown beast
 
but
 
gladly invite the new
 
White beachy color block style!
 
Pwef.
 
What a refreshing change.
 
Happy Colors
 
will give Susanne's home personality.
 
A family hand-me-down that
 
she knew would make a great functional piece.
 
First thing that had to go
 
was the flower design.
 
(sorry grandpa)
 
 
 
Lots of woodfiller.
 
Lots of sanding.
 
 
 
 
Then, we even relocated handles
 
and drilled new holes for knobs.
 
 
 
 
After base painting
 
with a white paint and primer in one,
 
all of the edges were sanded.
 
Here you can see the nice shabby character
 
after sanding.
 
 
 
 
Shop Vac up all of the dust.
 
 
 
 
Now start adding some fun color.
 
Peacock blue and Bahama Blue make
 
a nice water combination.
 
 
 
 
I used the dip and drag technique
 
like I did on some of these other pieces:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here I used a combination of
 
green, white, yellow, and raw sienna.
 
 
 
Then: yellow, white and Yellow Ochre.
 
 
 
 
Sand all of the colored edges.
 
Mix raw sienna, brown, and black
 
and lightly accent edges with
 
the dark color.
 
 
 
Adds depth and character.
 
Personality.
 
Then some bling.
 
Glass and turquoise.
 
 
 
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The old brown dresser just ain't what he used to be.
 
 
 
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What a great reason to love paint.
 
What beastly browns have you transformed lately?
 
Have a great day!
 
Deb
 
 
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9 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful job you did on this dresser - that blue looks just like a Caribbean ocean.........
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
XOX

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Deb, Thanks so much for the tip about using wood filler! I would have never thought of that. Your dresser is so creative and happy. Hope you share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!!!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

You are so creative, who would have thought to put those colours on that dresser? Looks great!

20 North Ora said...

How that drab brown went beachy is great! Love the knobs.

Judy

Feral Turtle said...

What a fun dresser you have created! Looks awesome.

Brenda Young said...

Love the results from your dip and drag technique, creates so much depth you've inspired me!I really like the color combination as well.....great job! Following via bloglovin!

Navy Wifey Peters said...

Wow! What a great makeover! I love the colors you chose. You put a lot of work into this piece, and it turned out great!

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Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Love the transformation - paint is marvelous - you took my breath away with the caramel apple sideboard - exquisite!!! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Good Time Charlie said...

I love it!! I can't believe the before and after. The little trim looks like old vintage tiles now too.