Don’t have the perfect paint color on hand? Try mixing colors like Natalie from did! She combined Happy Hour with Jitterbug to make this beautiful teal color.
Paint Dipped Teal Dresser
There is something beautiful about combining wood and paint, especially when the paint color is an ever so popular teal.
I started out with a little bit of prep work, since I always want the most durable long lasting finish. To prep I lightly hand sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and then wiped everything down with a damp rag and de-greaser cleaner.
I refreshed the top portion of the dresser with some gel stain, and sealed it off with an oil based polyurethane.
Once the top portion was completely dry (about 24-48 hours depending on the climate) I taped off the top making sure to measure and use a level for a a straight even line all the way around. I used basic blue painters tape and made sure the tape was completely sealed to create a crisp edge. Then I taped on plastic and some craft paper to protect the top from over spray.
I created a stunning custom color for the bottom by mixing about 1 part Jitterbug to 4 parts Happy Hour. Both colors are absolutely beautiful on their own, but I was looking for a slightly deeper color than Happy Hour, and mixing them made up the perfect shade.
After the paint dried, I lightly distressed all of the edges with 220 grit sandpaper, wiped it all down, and sprayed on 2 coats of water based poly, very similar to Tough Coat, for extra durability. Finally I was able to remove the tape and plastic to reveal the most beautiful “dipped” teal dresser. For the finishing touch I updated the hardware to new acrylic knobs to complete the vintage modern feel.
Mixing paint colors can open up a whole new world of possibilities, especially for those wanting completely unique pieces. I’m so glad we took the leap to create a fun new color from two already stunning colors.
- All-in-One Decor Paint (Country Chic Paint)
- De-greaser cleaner
- 220 grit sandpaper
- Painter's tape
- Gel stain
- Craft paper
Published October 23rd, 2017 11:22 AM
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