Sunday, June 22, 2014

Deep Sea Blue with a Touch of Gold

This vintage waterfall chest of drawers got a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint in a deep sea blue and a touch of gold!


I'm usually really good at remembering where every single piece of furniture came from, but this one has me stumped. And the funny thing is that I also have a matching dresser in the garage. Hmm, I'm sure it will come to me eventually! Luckily this one was in pretty good shape and didn't need a single repair.


I prepped it a light sanding and a good scrubbing with TSP. The deep blue is from Behr and it's appropriately called English Channel. I bought the paint and primer in one and mixed it up with the chalk paint recipe.
 


It's always a bonus when the original hardware is intact and in good shape.


After a good cleaning, I gave the pulls a once over with Antique Gold Rub 'n Buff. To save my fingers from going gold, I wore a glove on one hand and just rubbed lightly - a little goes a long way. For a more natural look, you really don't want to get it into all the nooks and crannies. Then just buff with a paper towel or soft cloth.


 Before and after!

 
 Pretty little details!

 
I finished up with a light distressing and a coat of Fiddes & Sons clear wax. I've been a little frustrated with the wax turning into little balls with the wax brush, so I'm back to using a soft cloth and that seems to have solved the problem. This particular wax dries very quickly and gives a really nice finish.


I love the deep sea blue with a touch of gold.

21 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It turned out great! I love the color.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Also...you bought the dresser from me! :)

Mary Vitullo said...

That is such a pretty shade of blue. Love it with the newly shined handles.

Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely transformation. Those handles really became lovely with just a love. That stuff works amazing.
Cindy

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Love the blue-so pretty. I love using Rub n Buff too!

Gail Wilson said...

ohhhh how I thought I was going to paint mine gray and white... I'm actually loving the gold hardware. I think my hardware would look fabulous gold. hmmmm

sweet piece Sharon! another great makeover!
gail

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love this! the gold really pops!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I did one that was so similar in almost the same color! The gold handles really pop!

fivepaintedlane.com said...

That turned out so pretty. I love that English Channel blue, and the gold makes it such a cheery piece. You did a great job!

Hetty said...

Love that deep blue color Sharon and that Rub 'n buff does wonders dont you think? Great piece of furniture!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

WOW! Wow! WOW!
You're seriously one talented gal!
Love this dresser!
Suzanne

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Looks great and such a nice colour. I have been trying to find Rub n Buff around here with no luck.

Pat said...

A lovely transformation. What a wonderful color.

RPK Interiors said...

Love the shade you blue with the gold hardware. These waterfall pieces can be sort of blah, but this piece turned out beautifully!
Robin

Cindy DIYbeautify said...

What a great transformation! Such a happy shade :)

Laurel Stephens said...

Sharon, this piece is so beautiful. I love the glowing gold handles against that soft, soft blue. The wax gives it so much depth. Really beautiful! I'm just loving gold in general lately, especially mixed with other metals in a room. Just a touch here and there feels so luxurious. I must try this rub 'n buff product. Great job!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love This piece! What a beautiful color.

Susan Freeman said...

Love what you did with this piece!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Judy K said...

Love the new look. Awesome color. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love what paint can do! It looks beautiful! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Very pretty. The gold handles really glow. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
~Deborah