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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 an 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

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Rae Dunn Inspired Bread Box



If you haven't heard of Rae Dunn you may not be a farmhouse style fan. This uber popular line of kitchen decor is so simple yet so classic. Bright white with crisp black narrow font gives a universal appeal to almost any style kitchen. Follow me as I take a solid wood bread box and give it a "Rae Dunn" inspired makeover.


These solid wood bread boxes can be found everywhere but they are just so boring and generic. The simple smooth styling however is perfect for the inspired makeover I have in mind.


I first taped off the inside edges wanting to leave the interior the natural wood finish.


I am excited to try my new 2" angled Fusion paint brush as well on this project.


Using Fusion Mineral Paint in picket fence, a crisp white, I applied 3 coats. White is notorious for requiring more coats for an opaque coverage. After each coat I lightly sanded to keep a soft smooth surface.


Now for the Rae Dunn inspired part, being a reduce reuse recycle person I cannot personally use the stencil making machines due to all the waste they incur. I also choose rather then print out a printed copy to trace on the "clean" side of a previously printed paper my chosen font.

Skinny font was what I went with for closest to the actual Rae Dunn style. Once I found where I wanted the word BREAD, I used the pencil transfer method (rub the side of a pencil tip on the backside to leave a light coating of charcoal) to lightly trace it onto the piece.


Usually I hand paint with small artist brushes but seeing this font is narrow I opted for my Sharpie oil paint pen in black. Slow and steady is the key and requires going over a few times on each letter.


And here it is ;) What do you  think? Would it work in your kitchen?









Featured on Hometalk December 15, 2018

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