How toHow To Upcycle Using Chalk Mineral Paint
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What you’ll need
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Sea Glass
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Haint Blue
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Mirrored Knobs
Dixie Belle Boss
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Coffee Bean
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Best Dang Wax In White
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Espresso Gel Stain
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Spray Bottle with Water
Best Dang Wax In Clear
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Sandpaper 220 Grit
Big Mamas Butta
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White Lightning Cleaner
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Before Photo
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Clean drawers and use Big Mama’s Butta to condition and smell wonderful!
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Clean well with White Lightning, then assess any damages. Fill missing veneer with Dixie Belle “Mud”
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This piece has amazing scroll legs, highlight them by staining in Espresso Gel Stain.
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Prime entire surface with “Boss” this prevents bleed through tannins & stains on light paint.
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Using Sea Glass cover all wood surface with a damp brush. This minimizes brush strokes.
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Use two coats, waiting until dry between coats. Using a damp brush makes the paint go further!
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First coat on! Note the Espresso stained legs.
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Using Coffee Bean apply in grooves and edges. Blend back with Sea Glass. This provides depth.
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Using separate brushes and a misting water bottle blend Haint Blue into a ombré drawer front.
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Using Clear Wax and a wax brush apply to the entire dresser. Then apply White Wax for detail.
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White wax highlights the edges and softens the look of the piece.
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After you have buffed the wax, install new hardware. Mirrored pulls add a touch of glam.
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Sand edges of the drawers and top to add a distressed look. Shabby chic!
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A simple DIY project to update a vintage dresser using Dixie Belle Paint products.
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See the White Wax on the details?
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Stage and photograph.
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Follow along on all social media @thetopdrawerrva
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Message for a link to shop your own Dixie Belle Paint products or see product list and click!
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