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Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Touch Of Turquoise

This was an old hand-me-down chest of drawers that we used to keep blankets and diapers in (see the diapers on top?). It was high time for an update.


If you have read my blog or know me, you know I am afraid of color.  That I prefer and am more comfortable with neutrals.  Well, I stuck my big toe in the pool today.  I added just a touch of color to my new piece.  Something I could change out if I hated it... but I don't.  It's not my style, my color, or my preference.  And I love it!  Why did I choose Turquoise?  Because it's so far out of my comfort zone.  I nearly went with navy.  I don't seem to be so afraid of that one.  Probably because it's considered a neutral in some circles. :-)

I used ASCP in Old Ocre for the body and Coco for the top.  I covered it all with one coat of clear wax and then rubbed the top with dark wax to deepen the color and age it a bit.  I didn't do any distressing, but I wonder if maybe I should?  I spray painted the original hardware with Valspar's Exotic Sea.  (Pssst:  That was the hard part!)


I love Old Ocre.  It's just a bit deeper than Old White and seems to go with everything.


I think this dresser would be sweet in a little girl's room.  Of course I have 2 boys so I will most likely be selling this piece.

Should I distress it a little bit?  I'm on the fence.  I'd love to hear your comments.

Thanks!!

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