Teal & Green Grunge Painted Dresser

by | Oct 12, 2017

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The order for this piece was a tall one!

As I sit and listen to some of my client’s request….I am left with my eyes wide open and often without words….wishing I was both a mind reader AND a magician!

It’s often a little like baking….mixing together many ingredients (ideas) and hoping for a tasty outcome (the final finish)!

The ingredients for this job???

…….this very traditional piece

……lots of color….but also with black and white checks….oh…and metallic gold

……make it work with my current bedroom suite (massive, rustic, dark, heavy)

…..please use teal…..and I love the ocean

Yep…that’s the eyes wide open part…..

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I thought long and hard about her teal request.  I use the color often…but I really wanted this finish to appear lit by the sun (recalling her “love of the ocean”). I remembered a twin bed and dresser that I did about 5 years ago….and how the bright green appeared from beneath the teal…and the overall look was alive with color!  I’ve shared them with you here….

I knew I wanted to do an updated version of that same look.

I will not sit here and tell you this final look came easily.  It was no doubt a “process” with several changes in direction…..but this FANCY GRUNGE FINISH has me feeling proud…..and satisfied….and pretty much in LOVE!

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I used Multiple layers of green…..teal, aqua and bright green….to achieve this aged and almost decrepit teal.

The chest is flanked by neutral colored harlequins to tie in her existing nightstands….it was a risk…but I really feel it settles the energy of the piece.

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I used a dark chocolate metallic brown to frame the drawers.  This deep injection of color was necessary in order to bring in the deep color from her existing massive king size bed.  I chose metallic to offer shimmer and sort of off set the grunge.

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The black and white patterns bring whimsy into the finish…keeping it from being too dark and heavy!

Whimsy = Happy

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Heavy on the distressing…which you do not see me do often.  I chose this…in order to decrease the amount of sharp lines between patterns and color combinations.

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And finally….metallic gold.  As requested.  And a must for Fancy Grunge!

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And lastly…..the SUN!  My client’s love of the ocean is blatantly reflected on the top surface….proudly!

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As a furniture painter……I dare you to be different!  I dare you to invite new ideas into your mind!  I dare you to follow the urge!

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As a furniture owner…..I dare you to be different too!  I dare you to invite pieces into your home that NO ONE else owns…..and that an artist created….just for you!

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These are the  paints and colors that I recommend to you to use to achieve this same look.   Dixie Belle Paint company offers amazing products that will make all of your projects successful no matter what your skill level is! You can also see my entire Amazon influencer list of fave paint tools and products here.

If you would like to paint your own furniture ….but lack confidence with where to start….I offer furniture design consultation!  Contact me here and we can get you started on your next project!

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See you next week!

XOXO,

Tracey

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2 Comments

  1. susanjohnson

    OH MY I am in love with your style and beginning to feel inspired again to go outside the box with colors !!!!!!

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  2. Melodie Swope-Johnson

    Gorgeous! You do bring such life to old pieces!!!

    Reply

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