Teal Chest Boho Makeover

3 Materials
7 Hours

This chest of drawers had great bones but just needed a fresh makeover.


In process

First things first…I cleaned the piece then removed the hardware and scuff sanded.

Now it was ready for paint.

I chose a mustard color from

Wise Owl chalk synthesis paint called turmeric (which is like a mustard) for the first coat. Now yellow is going to take a few coats as it’s not as saturated as other colors.

Once the entire piece was painted I did something I do often.

I shifted gears and decided to add teal over the yellow.

This color is called Siren Song also from

Wise Owl.

Once I painted two coats of teal I distressed back the teal to reveal the mustard coming through here and there.

I love this weathered look.

Lastly I used Wise Owl salve to seal

the piece.

Once I was finished distressing I used rub n buff in antique gold on the existing hardware. It compliments the ornate details and the flow.

With the distressing the yellow shows through in some places and I love the outcome.

This piece gives me some major boho vibes and it’s ready for it’s new lease on life. Find me on Instagram painting all the things.


Suggested materials:

  • Wise owl products   (Wise owl retailer)
  • Zibra brush   (Home Depot)
  • Rub n buff   (Hobby lobby)

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  • Diane McGee Raezer Diane McGee Raezer on Aug 26, 2021

    I have a question , if all you did was paint this piece , Why did it cost $150. Was that also the cost of the dresser? Just curious ..

  • Erin Erin on Aug 26, 2021

    Great on trend color choice.


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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Aug 27, 2021

    This dresser screams look at me, I am beautiful. The color is such a pretty shade of teal and the hardware is beautiful. This would make any room proud to have it in it. Nice job of distressing some of the areas. A job well done and one to be proud of.

  • Linda Linda on Aug 28, 2021

    The hardware really "sets off" the piece with a nice contrast.