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Blue color blended dresser to match pop art cabinet

Have you ever wanted to use two pieces of furniture in the same room.....yet the styles were so different that you didn't think it was possible?

It is always possible.....with paint and a vision.....and guts!

Blue Color Blended Dresser with whimsy stripes and furniture transfer | Tracey's Fancy

I was asked by a client to paint two family heirlooms that would both be used in the kitchen/breakfast area. You can see below how vastly different they are in their original style. They do not possess one single thing in common with the exception of both being very old. One is boxy and very plain....while the other is dainty and ornate.

I shared the completion of the larger cabinet with you in another blog and you can see that process HERE.

The dainty Victorian dresser was project #2 of the pair. I chose to keep it very simple in design (as the larger cabinet took on a very bold personality). There just isn't room for TWO feature pieces in ONE matter how large the space....and this is NOT a large space.

So with all of that said....this was my plan.

I wanted to use more of the In the Navy and Antebellum Blue on this piece as my client really wanted to incorporate blues.

I planned to incorporate a small portion of the same design transfer Imperial Garden.

I knew I would use black and white in small doses vs. the very large dose on the larger cabinet.

The Painting & Design Process...

  1. Clean with Dixie Belle's White Lightning to remove as much oil and grime from this old dresser as possible!

  2. Color blended the entire front with the two blues....In the Navy and Antebellum Blue. I did this on LIVE broadcast HERE.

  3. Color-blended each side panel in the same two blues.....also on LIVE broadcast that you can see HERE.

  4. Applied the Imperial Garden transfer to the top drawer.

Blue color blended dresser | Tracey's Fancy

Added the touch of black and white via stripes to both the glove drawer and the inset on the dresser front.

Painted 3 small rose molds from WoodUBend in both Palmetto and Antebellum Blue...

...and then applied to the inset area using the blow drier and wood glue technique per WoodUBend recommendations.

Wood U Bend accents and whimsical stripes on blue color blended dresser | Tracey's Fancy

Painted all drawer handles with Palmetto followed by a wash in Antebellum Blue.

painted drawer handles with a wash | Tracey's Fancy

Highlighted all carvings and rose molds with Shiny Star silver decor wax by Prima.

Shaded and shadowed all edges and corners of the dresser as well as handles with Best Dang Wax in black.

Blue color blended cabinet with whimsical stripe accent | Tracey's Fancy

Light finishing sand using finishing pads by Dixie Belle...just to give it the satin-smooth feel before applying my finish coat.

Topcoat in satin applied using the new applicator pads by Dixie Belle (which are a total game-changer for a perfect top coat application).

I am more than happy with the finished look of this blue color blended dresser! I think the two pieces complement each other beautifully! I look forward to seeing photos of them in my client's home!

Blue color blended cabinet and pop art roses cabinet as part of a set | Tracey's Fancy

AND...... It was a very simple process that even someone with minimal experience could accomplish!

So......find yourself a piece to give it a try on! I think you just might surprise yourself!!

Shop: Blue Color Blended Dresser

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See you next week!



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Blue color blended cabinet and pop art roses cabinet as part of a set | Tracey's Fancy
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