Stylish Summer Dresser {guest post}

July 24, 2015

Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors gave this beautiful dresser a brand new look in our limited edition color, Summer Blueberries with pulls in Vanilla Frosting and Graphite glaze! Read on in this post to find out how she did it.

Hi All! It's Ann from Farmhouse Blues again back to share another makeover in Country Chic Paint. Did you now that Country Chic offers limited edition colors? That's right, and one of their latest colors is a gorgeous shade of blue. It's called Summer Blueberries and I knew it was just the right hue for my latest dresser makeover.

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Usually I try to take pictures of pieces as I work on them so that you can see how things look not only after they’re finished, but also during the process. I’m afraid I didn’t do that this time and I’m sorry! Unlike many of my projects though, this one was a pretty straightforward paint job with no major issues to contend with. The dresser was another craigslist find and overall was in pretty good condition. However, the reddish finish was a bit tired and very dated. I applied two coats of the Summer Blueberries and once dry, lightly sanded the entire piece with fine grit sandpaper. This gave the flat surfaces a very smooth feel while highlighting the edges and details. I used a clear varnish to finish and protect the paint.

At some point the original hardware was replaced and though the pulls were appropriate in style for the piece, the finish was not.  They were not brass (which I love!) but instead some sort of metal painted a very shiny gold.  They unfortunately looked cheap and not at all in keeping with the vintage look of the dresser.  I typically try very hard to keep original hardware and while these were actually replacements, I wanted to make them work. I opted to paint them, something I’ve done on many occasions.  I gave each pull two coats of Country Chic Vanilla Frosting and once that was dry, applied one coat of Country Chic’s new glaze in the color Graphite.  That softened the white and gave them a slightly aged appearance.

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The above pull on the left has been painted with just the Vanilla Frosting while the pull on the right has been finished with the glaze.

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That’s it for now but I’ll be back soon with another makeover in yet another gorgeous shade of blue. 
Happy summer!

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Ann {Farmhouse Blues}

I’m Ann and along with my husband and two lively boys, live just north of Boston in a picturesque small town. And though I named my business Farmhouse Blues three years ago, it was just last year that we moved into a sweet little blue house overlooking a farm. It was meant to be! After my career as an airline pilot was suddenly halted by the events on 9/11, I dabbled in a few other areas but seem to have found my niche in furniture. From well-made but tired older pieces, I strive to create home furnishings that are fresh, inspired, and unique. Just recently I opened up my own space in a beautifully renovated barn and am eager to see where this new adventure takes me. Thanks for reading and please feel free to check out more of my work at Farmhouse Blues.

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