Rustic Coastal Dresser

By Tracey Cardenas at Tracey's Treasures of Southampton in Southampton Township, NJ.

Talk about a Cinderella story!.  When we first met, her plain white exterior was keeping her from being the belle of the ball, but now she is just dripping with so much beach inspired love that she stands out in any crowd.  The top and drawers were painted with a technique that uses gel stain like a wash over layers of different chalk paint to create a realistic wood look finish where none existed before.  Dry-Brushing several complimentary shades of blue, white, and grey complete the look.  And being a Jersey Girl I can tell you nothing sets a coastal vibe like the right baby blue color!!  This shade is a custom blend of Blue Sky with just a hint of Aged Grey. With these new digs she's off to the beach party baby!!    

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesCoastal Love

Color Recipe

  • 1 part Craftsmart Blue Sky
  • 1/8 part Rustoleum Aged Grey

Products Used

  • Craftsmart Blue Sky
  • Rustoleum Aged Grey
  • Minwax Polycrylic Satin
  • Waverly Elephant Grey
  • Recolor Recycled Chalk Pain - Night Blue

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