Winner! Forever in blue jeans

By Lori in Longview, TX.

Winning Category

Denim dresser – My initial plan for this dresser was something elegant and regal. After months of seeing her sitting in the corner, I felt she had spent enough time being grand and dignified. It was time to put on some faded jeans, move to the country, and enjoy the slow easy days of the South.

I striped her down to bare wood for the most part. I did leave some remnants of her shiny past on the body of the dresser. A girl doesn’t want to part with all of her bling, even in retirement. I applied 2 coats of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell Clear wipe-on which made her a beautiful bronze color. I removed the drawer pulls and painted the drawers with Dixie Belle Bunker Hill Blue chalk paint.  I then used a wide brush to dry brush Gildden Premium Paint in Mountain Slate both vertically and horizontally creating  my interpretation of a faded jean finish. I sealed the drawers with 3 coats of General Finishes High Performance water based topcoat in Satin. For the final touch of bling I painted the drawer pulls with Rust-oleum Hammered Copper spray paint. Now she is beautiful, blinged and forever in blue jeans.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesThe Show Must Go On

Products Used

  • Dixie Belle Bunker Hill Chalk Paint, Glidden Premium Paint in Mountain Slate, General Finishes High Performance water base top coat in satin, General Finishes Seal-a-Cell clear wipe-on. Rustoleum Bronze Metallic Spray Paint

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