TODAY I’M SHARING A DIY ‘DUSTY BLUE’ PAINTED DRESSER WITH A FRENCH CERAMIC FLORAL TRANSFER THAT PAIRS SEAMLESSLY!
Hi SI family, thanks for joining me today! Last week was all about winning color combos and today I have another magical match for you. I painted this dresser in Dixie Belles BRAND NEW Dusty Blue and paired it with reDesign with Prima’s French Ceramic Floral transfer. Wait till you see how beautifully and seamlessly they pair together!
I started with this dated ReStore dresser. It’s a Knechtel so it’s a really heavy-well-made piece. I picked up for 50% off at my local ReStore and if my memory serves me correctly, I think it was listed for $80 and I paid $40. I really like the curved drawers but not a fan of the clunky bottom.
What do you think of this Dusty Blue ‘after’… isn’t she stunning!?! And she’s not a clunker anymore!
THIS POST IS SPONSORED/CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS TO PRODUCTS I USE. YOU CAN SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE.
DIY DUSTY BLUE DRESSER::
I started by giving this piece a super good cleaning and then light sanding followed up by BIN Shellac Primer to kill the bleedthrough. In my experience (and I’ve used and tested a TON of stain-blocking primers!!!) BIN Shellac Primer is the ONLY primer that I see an ACTUAL VISUAL once all the bleedthrough covered. Then I can paint and topcoat and be 100% confident no bleedthrough or stain is going to creep through my finish.
After I primed and sanded, I painted the body of this dresser in DB NEW Dusty Blue (available at your local retailers today and online Aug 19th!) and painted the top in Fluff blending the two colors on the top drawers. If you’re interested in the technique I use — here’s How To Blend Paint On Furniture including a video.
Once all the paint had dried overnight, I added this French Ceramic Floral Transfer to the front drawers using this Rub-On Method. The Dusty Blue and floral transfer pair so beautifully and seamlessly together, it looks like these flowers were painted on!
To get this girl off the ground, MMM added a reinforced piece of wood on the underside of this dresser and then attached the 4 Bun Feet. I’ve added legs and feet to quite a few pieces and here’s the simplest way to add furniture legs onto furniture.
After we had the positioning and install just right, these Bun Feet got a coat of BIN Shellac Primer and 2 coats of Dusty Blue. If you missed how I paint spindles, legs, feet or anything rounded in a matter of minutes, come check out my video tutorial on How To Paint Spindles WITHOUT Brush Marks! Super easy and fun!
I have to be honest, I had a really hard time picking hardware. I tried white, I tried gold, I tried silver and every other color and finish you can think of but none of them were working well with the French Ceramic Florals. They all seemed to distract from the piece rather than add so I opted to paint out some hardware. I used this Provence Chalk Paste to totally transformed these Hobby Lobby knobs.
They also got a hit of white wax to highlight the details and they blend in quite nicely now. What do you think?
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS ‘DUSY BLUE’ PAINTED DRESSER … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
PIN AND SHARE!