This is why I love paint:
Not lovin' the old brown beast
gladly invite the new
White beachy color block style!
What a refreshing change.
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.
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
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.
Then some bling.
Glass and turquoise.
The old brown dresser just ain't what he used to be.
What a great reason to love paint.
What beastly browns have you transformed lately?
Have a great day!