HOW TO LAYER PAINT AND PRODUCTS TO ACHIEVE THIS GORGEOUS SPANISH MOSS LAYERED VINTAGE DRESSER MAKEOVER!
Even after all these years of painting furniture, I had a nervous-excitement starting this dresser because I really wanted to do it justice. I don’t often work on ‘perfect-as-is-pieces’ like this. This dresser required NO repairs, NO fill, NO adjustments. It was a pick-up and paint project.
For you wood lovers, out there, you may have mixed feelings about covering up this pine, but that said, I’m ecstatically happy with the new look.
I implemented some of YOUR ideas and suggestions you left me on Facebook to come up with this Layered Spanish Moss Finish! I have to admit, amalgamating your FB suggestions is becoming a fun challenge for me, so thank you!
Here’s what I started with…
Here’s the after. Feminine. Stately. Regal. Simply lovely… what do you think?
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SPANISH MOSS LAYERED DRESSER::
After the first 2 layers dried, I applied my first coat of this Spanish Moss. The first coat still has quite a bit of the base colors showing through. When layering paint, it’s easy to adjust how much of the base colors show through simply by applying another coat.
After I added another coat of Spanish Moss I started layering products.
To add extra depth to the drawers, I used Van Dyke Brown Glaze on the inside of all the drawer frames. A small artist’s brush got right into the corners and edges and then I wiped off the excess glaze with a shop towel.
Royal Ann Garden Stick and Style Stencil with Blue and Gold Decor Waxes were applied randomly to some of the top drawers and to the bottom left side.
Then used the same color decor waxes to highlight the details on this piece.
Lavender Fields Furniture Transfer was applied over the stencil for a layered peek-a-boo effect.
This is a little trick I use to finish off leftover furniture transfers. I don’t want them to go to waste but sometimes what I have left looks a little sparse on its own. If you layer it over a stencil design, they blend nicely and cover a larger area.
Can you see the metallic stencil design peeking through? They work beautifully together.
The Terracotta, blue and golds tie this piece together really nicely.
And can we talk about hardware ugggh? I ALWAYS fill the original hardware holes because it provides me the option to pick whatever type of handle or knob after my piece is painted.
This time I thought I’d keep the old hardware…I figure it suited the piece nicely.
Once the piece was restyled, I knew cup handles were the way to go so I was running around yesterday shopping for new hardware to fit the original holes. I’m really happy with the new hardware though!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS SPANISH MOSS LAYERED MAKEOVER… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 💙
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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