If you’ve been following the journey of this antique dresser, you know she was picked up from a beautiful peach orchard in the Niagara Region. Fittingly, Zovesta (an SI Reader) thought she would be lovely painted in a peachy color and I agreed!
Then as I was repairing her peeling veneer, I passed by my paint inventory and spotted a package from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. One of the colors caught my attention. There was no question in my mind that Holy Guacamole was the perfect color for this antique dresser!
Holy Guacamole may sound like something you’d order with a salt rimmed margarita, but I have to admit, it’s the most beautiful antique green. It’s the perfect blend of green, gold and tan to give any vintage piece a pop of color while maintaining a vintage feel.
This is a muted green, yet the gold undertones make an elegant statement.
This was my first time working with this Dixie Belle so here’s my review if you ever want to give this paint a try.
Pro’s Working with Dixie Belle Paint:
- No sanding or priming required.
- Applies and adheres beautifully.
- No bad smell.
- Levels nicely.
- Good coverage.
- Thick so a little goes a long way.
- Helpful to use a wet/damp brush or roller.
- Dries fast.
- Thinning with water extends work-ability time.
- Distresses easy with sandpaper. ( I didn’t try wet distressing.)
- Beautiful matte/chalky finish.
- Cleans up easy with water.
- Bold/bright color choice
Con’s Working with Dixie Belle Paint:
- Plastic Container
Yes, these containers look great. And it’s a bonus that you can see the colors plain as day. Otherwise, Holy-Guac wouldn’t have caught my attention while I was passing by….right!
So, this isn’t really a “con” but more a personal preference. I’m just an ol’fashion girl. For me, cracking open a traditional can of paint with an opener hits the spot!
I’ve mentioned my plastic-container-pet-peeve before. Once paint gets on the rim/lid after the first use, it dries and then the plastic fuses itself shut and it’s difficult to open. I guess it’s no biggie now that I know the hot water trick.
I have to throw in a close up of this green!
And the antique knobs purchased at Hobby Lobby!
And a little surprise when you open the drawers!
What’s your preference… traditional paint cans or ’boutique’ plastic paint containers? And feel free to chime in on what you think of the Holy Guacamole dresser!
Enjoy the day!