Sunday, 15 April 2012

Turquoise Chest of Drawers

Turquoise chest of drawers, Vintage painted furniture, West Sussex
 
turquoise chest of drawers, vintage painted furniture, west sussex

I  have fallen in love with turquoise! This is the first piece I have painted in turquoise and I decided to heavily distress this piece too,  I love the handles and her pretty legs, she was in good condition so it was a relatively easy job.
This is what she looked like before:

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 1 part 'Provence' mixed with 2 parts 'Old White' this is the first time I have mixed the Annie Sloan colours and I am very pleased with the result I just poured the measured amounts into an old glass jar and screwed the lid on tight and really shook it up for about 5 mins until I could see it was all mixed together.
I distressed it using a dampened kitchen scourer, which gave a nice smooth distressed effect without scratching the surface underneath.  Afterwards I waxed using clear wax then brown wax and finished off with more clear wax.
I  have a little more of the mixed paint left over and so I will use it up on a sweet little footstool I have been meaning to renovate for some time now, so I shall look forward to sharing it when its done.
I have a feeling there may be a lot more turquoise pieces to come!
Bye for now
CJ




Turquoise chest of drawers, vintage painted furniture, West Sussex 
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55 comments:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! You did an amazing job! I have ti pin it! ave a lovely day!

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  2. Hi there - very lovely revamp - great color! I will now go and snoop around your blog!!

    Check out my project on the DIY Showoff Link Party - I did the Ceiling Design and Room Re-do.

    Linda

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  3. That is the most beautiful dresser I have ever seen.... I love turquoise, too, and aqua and all the variations. I am your newest follower!

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  4. Stopping by from Coastal Charm linky party.

    Love the turquoise!

    Laura

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  5. This color is exquisite! You did a fantastic job~new follower here! Angie

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  6. This is just a yummy color! You did a great job. I'm tackling an old buffet with a soft denim blue and a bit of distressing. Hope it turns out as pretty as your dresser.

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  7. The colour and the distressing is amazing. What a gorgeous piece:)

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  8. What a beautiful job you have done on this piece. The color is just perfect. Megan

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  9. You can never go wrong with turquoise :) very lovely restyle :)

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  10. oh i love it! the color, shape, style! every little bit of it! :)

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  11. Ohhh how pretty! I love how the Provence looks mixed with Old White. You did a great job on the distressing too. It looks beautiful!

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  12. I love turquoise, too.

    Your painted chest is so pretty!

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday.

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  13. Love this piece of furniture, the provence and old white is beautiful together. I too love Annie Sloan paints. Thanks for the tip on mixing.
    Anne

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  14. I'm a huge fan of turquoise too. The color combo is perfect. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  15. Beautiful!! I have a piece in mind I want to try this color on. New follower. :)

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  16. this is absolutely beautiful. i LOVE the color; obsessed with turquoise right now. great job!

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  17. I love your work - I have a few pieces I want to have a go at painting but between my curtain making business and my upholstery evening class I'm struggling to find time. One day .........!

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  18. I really love the knobs and the whole dresser by themselves already. What a great piece. Painted with the Annie Sloane chalk paint it's just perfection! You did an amazing job. ~ Jamie P.S. found your blog through Wow us Wednesday.

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  19. I am in love with your chest of drawers. What a beautiful job you did. I shared your transformation on my Facebook page so that my friends could also take a look at the wonderful job you did. :)

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  20. What a gorgeous piece! Turned out beautifully! love the turquoise.

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  21. I'm very fond of this color. Thank you for sharing your color "recipe"!

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  22. Love it! LOVE that color!
    You're so clever, girl!

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  23. That looks fabulous, love it! I would love for you to share this on "Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  24. This is beautiful--and the turqoise is my favorite color!! Just beautiful!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  25. Love lOve loVe lovE! Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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  26. This is gorgeous, love the lines and details of this beautiful piece! thanks for linking up to VIF!

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  27. This is wonderful Such a great color and shape. this color is on my agenda for sure!

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  28. Found you from MMS. Love the dresser! I've done several pieces in Provence but haven't tried mixing the colors yet. Need to add this to my to-do list!
    Cyndi @ Blue Star Antiques

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  29. LOVELY! Now I'm going to have to try the wet kitchen scourer. I'm just wondering if you used the green scrubby or a metal one?

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  30. First time in your lovely blogg :)
    Big hugs from decorating blogg SisustEllen from Finland ♥

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  31. Sooo pretty. I love the color. Don't cha just love to mix colors? Im gonna run back up and see what other neat projects you have posted. Im your newest follower. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll decide to follow back. THANKS.

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  32. That is a gorgeous piece...love it. I am so glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower so we can keep in touch. I would love if you follow too. Have a great week, Lori

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  33. That turned out beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  34. I featured this today at Mod Mix Monday!


    http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/2012/04/mod-mix-monday-47.html

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  35. It's gorgeous! Such a cute piece of furniture and a beautiful color and finish - nicely done!

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  36. I am featuring your dresser today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

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  37. the color of paint and the distressing you did on this piece is perfect! It's beautiful!
    gail

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  38. really beautiful- love the color!!! The handles on this piece are amazing. Great transformation. Had to come over and check it out after seeing the feature on Be Inspired. :) Stop by and say hi if you get a chance!

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  39. Just beautiful. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  40. Love it!
    I am featuring you tomorrow during Sticker Time... thank you so much for visiting my party!

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about using a kitchen scourer for distressing - what a great idea.

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}

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  42. Such a lovely piece! Love the color, too! Good to know about the scrubber...gonna have to try that! Your distressing job is fabulous! Excited to be a new follower!!

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  43. Gorgeous! Found you at House of Grace.

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  44. This is beautiful. I love the color and the distressing is just the right amount. Adding you to my follow list.
    Angie

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  45. That is AMAZING! So inspiring! I'm about to embark on a new adventure with some old furniture and Annie Sloan paints, so it's wonderful to see what it looks like when done properly. Fingers crossed that mine will turn out even half as good as yours. I've just found your wonderful blog and I'm absolutely hooked - SO glad I found you. I will be an avid follower.
    Paula x

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  46. Beautiful color! The heavy distressing looks divine!

    www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

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  47. C.J. I wanted to stop by and thank you for coming over to Quirky Vistas and checking out my little Roadside Rehab. Thank you for your nice comment. I am so glad you came by because that's how I found you. I love this piece you've redone. It's beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do next. I'm now following.
    Liz

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  48. It's easy to see why this was featured - it's a gorgeous piece of furniture, made even better with that lovely colour and distressing !

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  49. I absolutely love what you did with this piece! The sheet music just makes it! I'm a fellow 'linker' at Debbiedoo's :)
    Susan

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  50. This is a gorgeous piece! I adore the color you chose.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday! I do hope that you will make this a weekly party stop! I am you latest follower!

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  51. She looks just beautiful! Great job!!! So glad I found you via Pinterest! Now following, would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

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