Its done! Took a few days trying to pick a color, and few more sanding, priming and painting and glazing.
To my surprise it was my husband who picked such a bold finish! If you know my husband, he claims “I don’t care if you use shoe laces for cupboard pulls, but have an opinion on everyone you look at!” So I started showing him a few of my favorite paint jobs on dresser. Figured he would want me to just stain it one color, cherry or paint it white. Boy was I surprised. I showed him a few green, and red dressers. Then I found a stunning blue dresser on Pinterest. A Peacock blue dresser at that, distressed and lovely.
This is a very basic how I did it.
So I sanded the entire thing down. Stained the top ‘Bombay Mahogany.’ (It’s a pain in the arse tinted varnish by minwax. Don’t let them convince you its stain and poly in one.) Once that was dry I let it sit a day to harden. Then I flipped the dresser so I could get the feet, and sides evenly painted. This took about 4 coats since the paint is a dark saturated color. Make sure to lightly sand between each coat. Once I finished painting I gave a light sanding in certain places. Wiped it clean than ragged on the Minwax Polyshades (I had done the top in) over the places I sanded. I gave It a few days to dry and off-gas before moving it back into my room.
I left the pulls alone. Just scrubbed some of the grime off and polished parts of them. I wanted to keep them old-looking. I almost painted the a silver color. But the old brass looked stunning against that rich blue. At least I thought so.
Minwax Polyshades Bombay Mahogany
Peacock Tail by Behr
Photo time Yo!
Out of sunlight they look like a much deeper blue
A Few Before Shots!
This entry was posted on January 4, 2013 by Brandy. It was filed under Decorating, Furniture, Paint, Wood and was tagged with Blue Dresser, Painted Dresser, Peacock Blue, Peacock Tail, Peacock Tail behr.