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Number 4: A Set in Coastal Blue
This was a beautiful bedroom set in excellent condition when I purchased it. However, it was missing style and needed a makeover to give it new life! General Finishes Coastal Blue is one of my favorite colors and it was perfect for this set. I used two coats and then distressed it for a washed look – almost like denim. I shined up the hardware and the brass played off the color beautifully. A great transformation!
Number 3: A French Cedar Blanket Chest
This was quite the find! I love french blanket chests and they don’t appear very often. When I saw this one, I was thrilled. This piece was done in a true French blue – Annie Sloan Provence. I used Martha Stewart gold paint to give the piece a bit of glamour and then waxed it in both clear and dark. Voila!
Number 2: A Chippy Mustard Dresser
This is the typical vintage dresser that had seen better days! The piece was intact, its drawers all worked flawlessly and I knew exactly where I wanted to take this one. I used General Finishes milk paint in the color Somerset Gold and then hand painted daisies along the drawers. It was too “perfect” for my taste so I took my sandpaper and distressed it heavily. This gave it the character I was looking for and a true farmhouse vibe!
Tomorrow I’ll share my number one pick and the most popular post of 2014!