Hello, creative friends. Today I’m sharing a personal project I did for my hubby using a texture medium. I had never this product before on painted furniture until now. The seamless texture it created changed the whole feel of this dresser and I love how I was able to just add it directly to my paint.
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Before The Makeover
Sometimes my furniture makeovers are a surprise. Usually, I plan them out in advance. Well, somewhat. This chest of drawers magically just showed up in my garage one day. Well, let me explain a bit. A few back my hubby and I decided our bedroom needed a makeover… including the (“hello the 80s wants its furniture back) vintage furniture I acquired when we married 15 years ago. So, I said goodbye Felicia! Turns out that I made a horrible mistake. I thought I had found the perfect piece and painted it a masculine color called In The Navy by the Dixie Belle Paint Co for our bedroom makeover. That’s what I get for thinking.
Turns out that the hubby was not at all happy with my decision. Um… let’s just say that he didn’t want to bend down to remove his man underwear from the drawers. 😏 The furniture chest he had been using for the last 20 years was very tall. So, off he went to find his new penthouse storage for underwear. In his defense… he’s 6’2. If you didn’t get the penthouse pun, it was from the movie Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts. Ha!
Picking The Right Colors – Supply List
Here are the products that were used in this makeover. You can CLICK HERE to buy these products and others. Their colors are amazing!
- White Lightning Cleaner (cleans the wood before painting)
- Belle Paint Brush
- Chip Brush
- Bunker Hill Blue (chalk/mineral paint)
- Buttercream (chalk/mineral paint)
- Chocolate (chalk mineral paint)
- Mister Spray Bottle (for water and blending paint)
- Sea Spray (texture additive for paint)
- White Wax
- Easy Peasy Spray Wax
- WAIT! Don’t miss these important steps before painting wood furniture.
Choosing the color was easy since our bedroom colors have a range of blues and grays. I painted two coats of the Bunker Hill Blue with my Belle Brush and allowed dry time between each coat. It dries pretty quickly depending upon the temperature. It’s Summer here and I waited for about an hour. Here’s a tip for you. Touch the painted surface with your hand after it’s dry. If it’s still cool to the touch, it’s still wet. Paint dries from the surface first and needs that extra time for the water to fully evaporate before the next coat.
Blending The Paint For An Artistic Look
I blended the Buttercream with the Bunker Hill Blue using the spray mist water bottle to create this cool look. It kinda reminds me of a lightning storm over the ocean. You know exactly what I’m talking about if you live by the ocean. It’s beautiful! Next, I added a seamless texture.
How To Add Seamless Texture To Your Wood Furniture
This is the fun part. I added a product to the Buttercream called Sea Spray by Dixie Belle. Seriously, you can’t mess this up! Being the non-rule follower I am, I never even read the directions. It says additive right on the bag. So, I added it to my paint. No measuring, just enough to make my paint the consistency of peanut butter. And I mixed it with my chip brush. That’s easy. Oh, It does come with a measuring scoop. I noticed it after I had already mixed it. *cheesy grin*
I wished I had something fancy to tell you about this process but I don’t. I just dabbed it on with the chip brush on the areas I wanted texture.
After allowing the texture was dry overnight, I went back with the Chocolate (chalk/mineral paint) and added a bit more depth to the texture with my chip brush. Dabbing it on just like the Sea Spray was applied. This made a huge difference in the look. To soften that look, I used Dixie Bell’s White wax and brushed over the textured areas to create a softness about the whole design. This piece was finished off with Easy Peasy Spray Wax to seal everything. I like the way it turned out.
Seamless Texture With Tons of Charm
Hey, thanks for hanging out with me while I do my furniture painting thing. I’m pretty sure there will be more texture used on other projects soon. It’s gotten my mind to thinking outside of the box. Texture can add a lot of character to painted furniture and a multitude of sins. It’s a great way to cover up veneer damage too.
Until the next project… xo, Do