Colour Block Makeover

How sweet did these drawers turn out? Read on to find out how I created them!

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Product list:

White Lightning

Merlot Chalk Mineral Paint (ltd edition fall colours)

Sand Bar Chalk Mineral Paint

Synthetic Brush

Best Dang Wax Clear

Best Dang Brush


This is how the drawers started out. I cleaned with White Lightning then sanded the dark varnish off the top third of the drawers completely. I scuff sanded the rest. 

I made a template from cardboard using the original scallop pattern on the from lip of the drawers. I flipped the drawers over and traced the scallop pattern onto the cardboard with a pencil. I wanted to use this pattern to create a colour block on the drawers. 

I cut the pencil line out to give me this handy guide to create my own scallop pattern!

I placed the template on the drawers and drew my line around the front and two sides with a pencil. 

I painted the line with an artists brush in the colour 'Merlot'. This is a limited edition fall colour from Dixie Belle Paint.

I painted the rest of the drawers beneath the line. 

I used a wash of Sand Bar Chalk Mineral Paint over the top part of the drawers (where I had sanded the varnish right back)

I applied the wash to create a faux bleached wood effect. If you'd like to see this technique in more detail I added a video at the bottom of this blog post!

I applied Best Dang Wax in Clear over the entire piece to seal, protect and give a beautiful sheen.

Below is the finished piece and some close ups. I hope this has been useful!

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