Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Coastal Blue beauty


How about that, April 1 and my first furniture redo of the year. I found this dresser quite awhile ago and had it sitting under the mountain that was stock for the store. At one point we were working on body surfing methods to get to the other workbench so the refinishing kind of got put on hold this winter.

When we finally started moving out to the store I was able to finish up a few pieces to bring in. Painted furniture is still my jam, just not the biggest part. Not even the second biggest part but I love to do it and still want to offer lovely pieces to other people.


this piece was finished in coastal blue general finishes milk paint with 1 coat of high performance poly in flat and 1 coat of dark wax for tone on top.
hard finish and wax aging.




now i don't generally use poly on my pieces as i am always looking for the super matte finish. like so matte that you can't tell it's there. i have been however been looking for a finish that where needed, can be more durable but still flat.
general finishes has a flat poly that they were kind enough to let me try out.
it definitely gave the more heavy duty finish as my usual after top coat distressing was much more difficult and was flatter than the satin for sure but still wasn't as flat as i would have liked. you can see in the photo above that there is a sheen.



i dark waxed the  dresser afterwards and it gives more depth to the finish.





BEFORE



now i will admit that the next time i use this amazing blue i won't photograph it in front of my steel wall. the wall is quite gray but looks very blue with this dresser and makes the dresser look a bit more blue than it is in real life.
but time has been of the essence and i photographed this one and loaded it onto the truck and didn't try it somewhere else.

forgive me.


Have a good day everyone,


Meg

Ooh and Happy April Fools Day!






7 comments :

  1. oh i love this! i just love coastal blue and it's stunning on this piece!

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  2. It is beautiful! Wish I lived close to you!

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  3. Love this and am a big fan of your style. All the very best on your new adventure.

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  4. I just love this one - great piece and gorgeous color!

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  5. That is a beautiful finish and I will have to try the dark wax soon. If I can find more pieces around here I would love to try this coastal blue GF and the poly too. Happy Easter!

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  6. I love how the dresser turned out, including the little brass knobs. I was thinking that the dresser looked great in front of the corrugated steel wall. Fantastic job! Happy Easter.

    Judith

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