The Black and Blue Dresser

painted blue dresser by chapter37

I think painting furniture is like soothing paint therapy after the everlasting torture of painting wood walls. It’s actually enjoyable, and doesn’t leave me despising the very site of a paint brush.  As I mentioned before, I was hoping to find a dresser to put in the guest room for extra storage. I also told you that it must be painted green. So, here’s the dresser…

diy painted dresser by chapter37

…and ummm, it’s not green.

painted blue dresser by chapter37

See, here’s the thing, I just couldn’t decide on a shade of green that would “fit” that room. Frog green, too bright…olive green, too drab…mint green, not vibrant enough….and so on and so forth. In the end, I mixed up some of my own paint with green and blue. It’s a shade or two darker than the color I used on my new desk. It actually does look green depending on the light. It’s like a teal color. It looks way more blue in these pictures than it does in real life. The first picture shows the color the most accurately. At any rate, it goes with the room, and I like it.

painted dresser by chapter37

I used black glaze to bring out the details. I just love curvy furniture. I already have several pieces that are this style, so it fits right in around here.

painted teal dresser by chapter37

I used regular latex paint, a brush and a mini roller. I did sand it before I painted, because the surface was pretty slick.

teal painted dresser by chapter37

The cost was right in my price range too…I sold an appliance I didn’t need on Craigslist for $45…the dresser was $50….so total cost to me was $5. I think that’s fairly reasonable, don’t you? I just realized I have a lot of blue(ish) pieces of furniture now…I guess my subconscious self must like blue better than I though I did!

Proverbs 16:20   He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

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10 Responses to The Black and Blue Dresser

  1. Very nice piece! Even though you say the colour doesn’t look true in the pictures, I think it turned out beautifully.
    Debbie :)

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  3. Wow, it is a really, really pretty piece. I love the color choice. It pops, yet it has a subtle elegance~ I think it’s the black that adds that air of polish to it. Nice job!

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Love the way the black glaze makes the details pop!

  5. What a fabulous transformation! I love the black glaze – it so perfectly brings out the gorgeous lines of the piece. And I am a huge fan of your colour choice! Thanks for sharing this awesome project at the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Furniture Transformations. We hope you can make it back this evening at 7pm EST to share a holiday sign project – or just come by to get some holiday inspiration!
    ~Krista from the happy housie

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