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Gorgeous Green Milk Painted Waterfall Vanity

This stunning waterfall vanity has captured my Creative Moments Instagram audience to become my most liked post of 2020 so far. I think the green and gold are the reason, you?

A very kind lady offered me the antique vanity in hopes of it getting a new lease on life, thank you Dale! (I can tell you she loved the finished result)

Antique pieces always amaze me with their hand written notes on them. It proves just how hand crafted they really were.

Step one in all my projects is a deep scrub with warm water, mild detergent and some TSP. After scrubbing it down with a small scrub brush inside and out it is rinsed well and left to dry.
Then small repairs are usually needed after the years of service they provided. Below you see drawers reglued using Titebond glue as well as areas of lifting veneer clamped and drying.

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A tip I have for drawers that are warped is after cleaning well and they are …

Dresser in Shades of Teal Blue



If you have followed me for awhile you know I LOVE any shade of teal blue so when a customer called a dresser from my stock to paint album and wanted it in shades of teal I was ecstatic. Now the problem arises in the fact that there are endless shades of teal and blues. She had a certain color in mind and after sharing all the colors I had on hand I directed her to a local Dixie Belle retailer.


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She picked out Dixie Belle's antebellum blue and peacock.


A lovely combo for sure don't you think?


Step one was to scrub the entire piece well using Dixie Belle white lightening cleaner then rinse and dry before filling the dings and damaged areas and power sand smooth with my Dewalt orbital sander.


Antebellum blue was brushed on using Dixie Belle's oval brush perfect for the staggered edges and flat surfaces.


Here is coat one drying


and dry but the lighting is goofy to get the right color


To add highlights and an ombre effect around the edges, DB peacock was brushed on, misted with my spray mister and blended in.


It gives a soft subtle color effect shown right with left just the solid blue.


The edges were lightly distressed to keep the vintage feel.


The rest of the dresser with peacock being added...


and blended all in.



The customer originally wanted the hardware painted silver but after I showed her the original antique gold with the blues she chose to keep it. Hardware was scrubbed ready to go back on when complete.


Dixie Belle easy peasy spray wax was applied on the body followed by a clear paste wax.


The top was given a coat of Dixie Belle satin clear coat before the wax layer for additional durability.


The scrubbed original hardware in place was given the OK


To give even further dimension to the piece


ageing wax was added along the edges and in all nooks and crannies.


All the hardware was put on and it is complete!











UPDATE here is a photo the customer sent of it in her home, lovely right?



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