FALL IS HERE AND SO ARE SUZANNE’S LIMITED EDITION FALL PAINT COLORS FROM DIXIE BELLE! | MCM DRESSER MAKEOVER
Hi, creative #sifamily! It’s Furniture Fixer Upper day – one of my favorite days of the month! I’m joining my furniture painting besties and linking to their makeovers below so be sure to check them out. But first, I have some gorgeous FALL PAINT COLORS to share with you! I’ve restyled a sweet MCM Highboy in Juniper and can’t wait to share the process with you. I hope you love it as much as I do and I know you’re going to LOVE this FALL PAINT LINE!
Here’s the MCM Dresser I started with. My sweet friend Mara from Revived By Mara gifted it to me which makes it extra special. Thanks, Mara!
Here’s the NEW look painted in a gorgeous fall paint color ~ Juniper! What do you think?
I absolutely love this fall green!
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MCM Dresser – SALVAGED
White Lightning (Cleaner)
Dewalt Orbital Sander
Sandpaper | Tack Cloth
B-I-N Shellac Base Primer
Juniper Limited Edition
Hemp Oil + Weathered Gray Stain
Flannel BigMamas Butta
Satin Clear Coat
SUZANNE’S FALL COLOR DRESSER MAKEOVER
Can you believe Fall is here already?!! Dixie Belle sent me these gorgeous Limited Time Only Fall Paint Colors to try. Seriously, I’m so in love with these 5 colors I had a really hard time picking which one to use. I don’t think I could have gone wrong regardless of which one I chose though. Here’s how it all came together…
To prep this piece for paint I gave all the cobwebs a good vacuum and removed the hardware. Then this dresser got a good cleaning inside and out with this White Lightning.
What do you think of this hardware, btw? I had mixed feeling about it and wasn’t sure if I was going to keep it on this piece or not.
FILL AND REPAIR
I filled the hardware holes and a few imperfections on the body using Bondo. As I mentioned before, I use this All-Purpose Bondo rather than the Wood Bondo because I have found very little to no difference between the two — other than the latter being more costly. You can see my full tutorial on How To Repair With Bondo here.
Using my orbital sander I sanded down the Bondo-filled areas and saw some beautiful wood veneer underneath. If you’re unsure what the difference between veneer and laminate is, I have a full tutorial here. I still wasn’t sure what color or direction I was taking. So I kept on sanding the top, top drawer, and bottom to see what it might look like with a wood and paint combo.
I ended up choosing Juniper for this MCM dresser. Juniper is a woodsy muted green with gray undertones reminiscent of a walk in the crisp, fall forest!
HEMP OIL + STAIN
For the exposed wood veneer sections, I ended up with a happy mistake. Hemp Oil was all I was going to apply but when I did the red in the veneer was too much. To mute it down I used this Weathered Gray Stain applying it right over the Hemp Oil as they are both oil-based products.
DRAWER FRESHENER + TOPCOAT
To finish this piece off I wanted to freshen up the drawers. They are in meticulous shape but they were smelling a little old. Big Mamma’s Butta to the rescue! This is a totally NEW scent called Flannel and it’s fabulous. I really wish this screen was a scratch and sniff so you could enjoy it as well! 😉
The stain was not yet dry enough to topcoat but once it is, I’ll be spraying 2-3 coats of this Satin Clear Coat for protection.
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
3. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another last peek. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS FALL-PAINTED DRESSER AND WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOR OUT OF THESE 5 FALL PAINT COLORS? FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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