Santa Fe Turqoise Sideboard

By Melanie Martin, Owner at 3-11 Upcycled Treasures in Saskatoon, SK, CA

Winning Category

After sanding and cleaning the old finish and dirt from this sideboard, the colour of the wood screamed "southwest " to me. I tried blending a variety of different colours and different paint brands. The only one that reminded me of Santa Fe was 3 parts Klein and 1 part Persian blue. I lightly applied several coats of the mix only to find it was a beautiful blue but wasn't quite right. I heavily sanded the sideboard and accented it with Patina green to give it the depth of Santa Fe turquoise. I once again sanded the sideboard to reveal the gold coloured wood underneath, added copper accents to the details and aged it with dark walnut .  I gave it the final sand to reveal the different blues and antique white. This gave it an updated old Santa Fe feel. Finally, I top coated it with high performance satin and sanded it with 600 grit sandpaper to make it feel like satin. 

Project Category

Products Used

GF Klein Blue milk paint
GF Persian blue milk paint
GF Patina green milk paint
GF High performance satin top coat
GF Antique white milk paint

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