What an honor it was to paint my Alice dresser again…as this whimsical color blended dresser turned media cabinet! The original dresser was created during one of my very first online courses….and is a favorite of so many of you! You can see the original dresser here.
I was contacted my client after she spotted the Alice dresser on Pinterest! She requested the same finish….and asked if I had a dresser in stock that would work?
Well I just so happened to have this 7 ft. long beauty!!
It was perfect! And the size couldn’t have been a better fit as she planned to use this as her media cabinet in their game room!
I took tons of photos of the process this time as well as video clips to create an IGTV with it.
I also did the original blending of the three main colors….and then the black and white checks…..on live broadcast.
I will still give you a rundown of the products used and the steps I took while using them.
How to create this whimsical color blended dresser
I used a sander to remove the original hand-painted bouquets. I cleaned the entire piece with White Lightning and rinsed with water.
Once dry….I primed the sanded areas only….with Boss White. I painted the entire cabinet with two coats of Manatee Grey. I used both Aubergine and Tea Rose….along with the Manatee Grey as my three-color blend.
You can watch my color blending technique video here. (And remember….you can watch the entire process on my You Tube playlist here)
I painted both ends of the cabinet in Fluff.
There is a system to this type of drawing and you can watch and hear all the tips in the video below.
I painted the skirt in Fluff….
….and the lower trim of the skirt in Caviar.
I painted the drawers inside the cabinet in Fluff as well. I then taped off my stripes using the spacer technique.
I used Best Dang Wax in black to enhance the carvings of the skirt by applying liberally ad then wiping back.
I also used this dark wax over the entire perspective patterns on both ends….again…..applying liberally and wiping back.
I gave the top surface a good once over with the finishing pad….and removed dust…prior to top coat. I used Clear Coat in Satin to seal and protect the entire piece.
I am not going to lie and tell you this was EASY and YOU CAN DO IT…..like I always do! LOL!
This is a piece that must be done in stages….and you really do have to pace yourself. The black and white perspective checkered pattern….does require some thinking AND a steady hand.
So if you are up for a challenge…..and this piece speaks to you…..then YES! You can do it!!!
I’ve got everything you need……photos….videos…..live instruction…..a 4-part YouTube playlist…..I’ve even got a full tutorial in my shop section…..where I walk you through every step of the way for this exact look!
Otherwise….lets just call the Alice dresser….eye candy…..and enjoy looking at her! I never dreamed I’d have the opportunity to paint this finish again…..and I loved the process just as much as I did the first time
And check out the original Alice and Wonderland dresser here…and let me know what you think about this one in the comments!
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