This was such fun! I had never used a texture medium 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 the Sea Spray to my paint. What’s Sea Spray? Well, let me show ya!
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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 just showed up in my garage one day. Well, let me explain a bit. A few weeks ago my husband and I decided our bedroom needed a makeover… including the (“hello the 80s wants its furniture back) vintage furniture I acquired when we married 12 years ago. I was so ready to say goodbye. I thought I had found the perfect piece and painted it a masculine color called In The Navy by the Dixie Belle Paint Co. It was perfect for our new bedroom makeover! Well, I thought so. You can CLICK HERE to see that dresser makeover.
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 dainties from the drawer. He’s gonna kill me for this post. Bwahahahahaha! The furniture chest he had been using for the last 20 years was very tall. And you know what they say about the penthouse? It’s the best! So off he went to find his 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 Color and Finish For The Chest
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 its 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 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 rebel 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*
Adding The Sea Spray For A Seamless Texture Look
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 the texture was dry, 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 design. The whole piece was finished off with Easy Peasy Spray Wax. I like this and I hope the hubs approves. We shall see…
Seamless Texture With Tons of Charm
Hey, thanks for hanging out with me while I do my thang. I’m pretty sure there will be more texture used on my furniture soon. It’s gotten my mind to thinking outside of the box. Texture adds such character to painted furniture and a multitude of sins. It’s a great way to cover up veneer damage too. CLICK HERE to see another example of texture paint.
Love blue furniture makeovers as much as I do? CLICK HERE to learn how to blend a beautiful blue paint finish.
Until the next project… xo, Do