Pretty Pretty Peacock Dresser

by | Jul 18, 2016

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This peacock dresser makes my heart beat fast when I look at it!  I am so pleased with how it turned out!  It is glamorous, funky, artistic and a little bit yummy to me!  But this result came AFTER a few SNAFUS along the way…….

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Even the best of plans tend to go wonky!  Watch this short video for a peak into one of my MANY “what the heck do I do now” moments…….

 

 

Now that you’ve seen the video of me baring my soul….let me explain my original plans.  I was first inspired by a Consuela Desings bag.  It has a funky little patch with a peacock sort of wrapped around the front corner.  It is out of place and unexpected…and I wanted to do just that.  However, the peacock on the patch is sort of “folk-art-ish”.  Well…..when I copied that onto my original black blob…it looked as if a three-year-old had done it!  It was really more than awful.  I had no choice but to paint over it, which took me back to the blob…..hence the video….TWO days…..a blob…and a finally a breakthrough!   Stick with the design…..just take it down a glamorous path instead!  A gorgeous peacock….and then surround her with a modern/retro POP of black and white!

And THIS is the result!

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It is still unexpectedly placed in the design with the wrap-around feature.  The colors in the peacock dresser do not blend in ANY way with the leopard or the hot pink…..yet it seems to work!!!

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The vibrant colors came alive even MORE with a heavy distressing….which allowed the black from the underlying “BLOB” to peak through adding depth and richness.

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The peacock dresser itself is painted with a paint called Peony by Dixie Belle Paint. It is a fabulous pink that is fun and sexy without being to childish or tacky. It is a chalk paint though….which often dry with a flat finish. I really wanted a deep rich sheen.  SO……I used another product called Unicorn Spit.  I lathered the Unicorn Spit in RAZZMATAZZ over the dried pink paint for a rich layered gorgeous pink glazed finish that you can see very clearly in this photo.

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XOXO,

Tracey

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3 Comments

  1. Heather K Tracy

    Tracey, this piece is pure inspiration! Only you would be able to combine leopard print, shimmery hot pink, and a beautifully executed retro-peacock into one delectable confection. Thank you for including the video clips – super helpful!

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Thank you Heather for your kind words. They encourage me more than you know. I followed my heart on this piece and can only hope it inspires others to do the same.

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  2. Kathy

    Truly inspiring! Thanks for all the great tips.

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