Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Royal Blue & Gold Dresser


Happy day! I get to finally show y'all the final look of the low dresser I've been working on since last month!

I bought this piece as part of a bedroom set at an estate auction and the very next day I came down with a bad case of the flu. Since then I've worked on it in stages whenever I got a block of a few hours these last few weeks while I've been playing catch-up with life. 

Here's a quick "before":


Painting phase: (getchur paint on, getchur paint on, get your pa, get your paint on!)


I used milk paint by General Finishes called Coastal Blue.

It has such a dimension of colors, and changes a little in different lighting - love it!

The color did cause me to pause though when I first opened the can. From what I'd seen of furniture makeovers online in Coastal Blue, I was expecting it to be an almost-black navy blue. However, it's not, and it's not a navy blue as my MMS Artissimo Blue buffet, but what I'd call a deep Royal Blue. Rather than being disappointed, I found it to be a pleasant surprise because the color is gorgeous!





I kept the original fixtures and used gold Rub 'N Buff on them, and lined the top drawers. This was also my first time using the GF topcoat. Even though GF's videos for applying the topcoat looked easy, I put off doing it a few extra days because I was afraid to try a new product I wasn't familiar with and inadvertently ruin my hard work (anyone else relate?).

Turns out it is ridiculously easy to apply and I love the finish it gives! (even better, it's something so mild that you can apply it indoors! Great for me right now because it's been in the blistering cold 20's Fahrenheit outdoors these last few weeks!)

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Have you ever had a paint color surprise with a project? Was it good or bad?

22 comments:

  1. Love this! The gold and the blue...perfection. :) Following you via bloglovin'! Best Wishes, Marie :)

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    1. Aw thanks, and I'm so happy to have ya following along! Cheers! :)

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  2. Gold and Navy are such a classic combination, I never get tired if seeing it and your makeover is just stunning!

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    1. Thanks, Gilly! I agree with you 100% about this color combo! It's simply scrumptious ;)

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  3. love this! have been wanting to do blue and gold for a while - it's gorgeous. Did you brush your paint and top coat?

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    1. I say go for it if you've been wanting to - you won't regret it! :) I painted using a brush (dry) and used a sponge brush for GF's topcoat.

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  4. Much better! What a yummy shade of blue. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  5. This is beautiful. Love the color! Well done!!!

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  6. This is totally stunning! I love navy with the gold. One of my all time faves! Great execution and vision! Thanks so much for sharing at the Share a Site link party! I hope to see much more of your work in the weeks to come! Cheers, Suzanne at The Painted Drawer

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    1. Thanks so much, Suzanne! That all means a lot coming from you! I'll try to link-up again soon - thanks for hosting! :)

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  7. I love this dresser makeover. Thank you for linking up and linking back to My Repurposed Life. Catching you this week.

    gail

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Gail, and for hosting! :)

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  8. It looks gorgeous! The lines of the dresser, combined with the blue and gold are magnificent. I have never heard of that paint before and may have to try it.

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    1. Thanks, Robin! If you do try out the milk paint by General Finishes, be warned that you may get addicted. ;)

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  9. love your dresser redo! i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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    1. thanks, and sure, that'd be fine by me :)

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