click here Nothing says “happy” quite like sunshine yellow!
Why is it that we tend to shy away from yellow in our design elements?
This post will show you how I used different shades of yellow from Dixie Belle Paint on ONE single piece of furniture for a design element WIN!
I found this hutch at a local auction.
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I realize it is stunning as it is! However….. I had been asked to artistically paint a fabulous statement piece of furniture using various shades of yellow!
Well as I mentioned above…most of us do not use yellow for more than just pops of color…much less as many different shades on a LARGE piece!
I studied the shades and chose my favorite….which happens to be Daisy. This bright and cheerful yellow would be the focal color….with Lemonade as the highlights. I opted to display the other shades (Rebel Yellow and Colonel Mustard) as a backdrop….in a subtle yet dramatic way.
Please remember when you are painting true antique furniture….you must be prepared for bleed-through of tannins. I coated this entire piece in a coat of both Shellac AND Boss Primer to prevent this from happening.
I refer to the backdrop as a “shattered glass” design….
It is easily achieved by taping off triangular sections with long strips of intersecting painters tape. I then simply painted each sectioned off triangle in a different shade of yellow.
This offers a fun and trendy backdrop for whatever is to be displayed without stealing the show!
The entire piece is finished off with Clear Coat in satin.
I love it!!!
The products listed here are what I used on this hutch! Dixie Belle Paint company offers amazing products that will make all of your projects successful no matter what your skill level!
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I hope this inspires you to follow your heart when it comes to filling your space with colors that make you happy!
See you next week!
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