Want to know how to get that gorgeous blended look on your furniture? Here’s a step by step with tips, tricks, brushes AND the $10 tool that makes a dreamy blend easy to do…
Hi SI family! First, let me say – I LOVE hearing from all of you! I’m honored and privileged that you reach out to me and share your creative ideas and questions. It makes me feel warm inside to think that maybe, just maybe I play a small part in your creative journey, so THANK YOU.
I received a beautiful email from Melissa (Byron Bay AU) asking …” what’s your technique for blending paint on furniture?”
I’m guessing if one person asks, there are probably a few more of you who may be curious or interested — so it was a perfect opportunity to restyle this dark beast of a dresser and turn it into a soft feminine beauty — all while practicing my Youtube skills to boot – lol. I appreciate all your video encouragement btw!
I kind of blundered my the first drawer in the video, but left it in as a what not to do when blending! As a bonus, I’ve also included how I paint the lip of drawers perfectly without taking the drawers out or without using green tape to mask anything off. I hope you find the tutorial helpful.
Here’s the before and after… what do you think?
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MY CHEAP BLENDING TOOL::
I have a full post on How to Paint Furniture WITHOUT Brush Marks and this is where I first introduced this cheap blending tool.
These misters don’t spray or shoot water out… they mist the water softly and beautifully! It makes a huge difference in the gliding of the brush, the smoothness of the finish, and really helps control the blending of two or more paint colors.
A FEW BLENDING TIPS::
- Pick complementary colors that look great together
- The more contrast in colors, the bolder the look
- Use a separate paintbrush for each color for a cleaner look
- Keep your brush moving and watch for drips or watermarks
- Paint 2+ coats for a solid blended finish
Here’s the Youtube Video On Blending Paint
If you have any issues with the playback, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel here.
Here’s a short breakdown of the process.
I applied this Slick Stick to ensure the paint would adhere 100%. I didn’t want to sand (even a light sanding) because I knew that would cause a lot of bleedthrough with this finish.
Then I applied 2 coats of blending which you can watch here.
Here’s the finished look. She’s so feminine and timeless. I love how these two neutrals play off each other.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS SOFT BLENDED 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!
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