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Green houndstooth dresser... a fresh cheerful design

I couldn't write this post fast enough! I love how this green houndstooth Bombay dresser turned out with its cheerful color and fresh design and I wanted to share it with everyone as soon as I finished it!

green houndstooth Bombay dresser by Tracey's Fancy

The dresser itself was gorgeous in its natural wood tones. As always...I had the natural wood lovers begging me not to paint it. But I see furniture in color.....and this is my little slice of I do what I believe makes not only me happy...but many other color-lovers as well!

I knew I wanted to feature the new Houndstooth stencil by Dixie Belle! And what better way to showcase that pattern than in a crisp black and white!

I knew it was necessary to prime the drawer fronts as they would be painted in I chose to use the new Dixie Belle BOSS Primer in GRAY! Yep....BOSS now comes in white, clear, and GRAY!!!

Honestly, the white would have worked just fine....but I was anxious to try the gray. Gray will work really well under deeper colors such as reds, orange, green, mid-tones blues, and grays! White works great with whites and creams. The clear is for the need to block odors or stains and still allow the wood tone to be seen.

I used both Fluff and Caviar on the drawer fronts to create the houndstooth pattern. The new stencils by Dixie Belle are fantastic! They are thick and hardy.....which is so important for multiple uses. They are large in size so there is less need to move the stencil around to create an all-over design. I used Elmer's spray adhesive on the back of the stencil which eliminated the need to burnish first!

green houndstooth Bombay dresser by Tracey's Fancy

So basically.....

  1. paint white and let dry

  2. spray the backside of the stencil with adhesive and wait 3-5 minutes to let tack set up

  3. press onto furniture piece with desired placement

  4. stencil with a drybrush amount of caviar and a pouncing technique (the less paint the better)

  5. immediately remove stencil

  6. continue to move the stencil across the piece with these same steps

I was able to stencil all drawers completely in about 20 minutes!

I painted the entire piece in two coats of Tree Frog Green (with no primer)!

I then used Cobalt Blue and Plum Crazy to randomly highlight certain in just painted large splotches of paint and let dry.

I then covered those areas with more Tree Frog Green and used a mister bottle to lightly spray these areas.....and wipe away with a dry soft cloth to expose some of the layered color from underneath.

I then used Caviar to add deep lowlights all over the dresser. I do this by watering down Caviar and giving a good wash all over the existing green. I use my soft cloth to wipe back leaving a slight shadow of black and a rich deep jewel tone green!

It's just like using Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in black....but with paint. There are always more ways than one to achieve a look!

I chose Gator Hide for a hardy finish for this houndstooth Bombay dresser... plus it adds a strong sheen that I was really after. I love a good sheen over bold jewel-toned colors.

green houndstooth Bombay dresser by Tracey's Fancy

I LOVE the new Gemstone Mousse for metallic accents! It's water-based so clean-up is a breeze AND it has NO odor whatsoever!! I used the gold to not only highlight the carved areas.....I also used it to completely paint the existing hardware. I simply brushed it on the hardware and let it dry for 24 hours. I then used a high gloss spray sealer to protect the finish.

And there she is! Isn't she lovely!

green houndstooth Bombay dresser by Tracey's Fancy

She's all dressed up for Christmas here...with her coordinated jumbo whimsical ornament...but be prepared! You'll be seeing her again in the spring as we will all be yearning for some fresh green again!

Green isn't a color you see very often in someone's home. But why not? It's stunning! Check out this dresser used in a Woodland themed nursery or this Bombay buffet table created using only two products.

DIY Woodland Nursery Art by Tracey's Fancy

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