Special thanks to Dixie Belle Paint Company for sponsoring this post and PAINT GIVEAWAY!
(All opinions are my own.)
We always say the hardest part of any furniture paint makeover is choosing a color.
Dixie Belle Paint Company just made it harder with five gorgeous new colors!
And we are so excited they are giving away FREE PAINT to five lucky winners. (See below for details on how to enter the giveaway.)
I knew one of the new colors would be perfect for this French Provincial-style dresser I had out in my garage.
But which one?
I couldn’t decide so I did what I always do … I called my Mom about 16 times … and we changed our minds back and forth 16 times.
Then I asked our awesome All Things New Again Facebook Fans what color would they pick?
It was a toss-up between Pink Champagne and Mermaid Tail.
I decided on Pink Champagne.
But as I was cleaning the dresser with Dixie Belle’s White Lightning Cleaner, I noticed the drawers curved a lot like a … mermaid tail.
So I changed my mind again.
Here it is now!
I love it!
Dixie Belle Paint is the no-VOC chalk/mineral paint we sell at our store, All Things New Again in Leesburg, Virginia. We carry all 60 colors in the store + dozens of other awesome products to make your next paint project beautiful. We also offer a Learn How to Paint Furniture Class every month featuring Dixie Belle products. Our next class is Sunday, October 15. Click here for details.
If you can’t make it to Leesburg, no worries! For your shopping convenience, we now have an affiliate link directly to Dixie Belle’s full line of products. If you click on this link and make a purchase, we receive a commission at no additional cost to you. Dixie Belle ships everywhere.
Of course I love all of Dixie Belle’s colors! I also love how easy it is to use this paint, especially if you are just getting started painting furniture. Dixie Belle has wonderful coverage and self-levels to give you a professional-looking finish with a minimal amount of work. Just look at how nicely one coat covers–without any sanding or priming needed to make it stick.
(I did add a little of Dixie Belle’s BOSS stain-blocker over some discolored areas behind the hardware and over those flower designs on the top drawers–just to be safe that they wouldn’t bleed through.)
This is a solid-wood dresser, but like a lot of furniture from this era, the top is laminate. Dixie Belle sticks to it! Really.
There’s one little trick to painting laminate …. give the paint E–X–T–R–A time to dry before proceeding with each step.
I talk more in-depth about drying time and curing time in my article 3 Big Mistakes New Furniture Painters Make.
On this dresser, I let the top dry for a few days. Then I like to run over everything quickly with very fine grit sandpaper to burnish the paint a bit and make it feel velvety smooth.
For the hardware, I dry-brushed a little bit of Mermaid Tail and then rubbed a little off with my finger in spots where I wanted more gold shining through.
Here’s the finished dresser again! It is available for sale at our store All Things New Again in Leesburg, VA.
Don’t worry, Pink Champagne fans! I have another piece out in my garage that will look perfect painted pink. I’ll bring you that project soon … but first, come back next week to see my mom’s project that she is working on with the new color Cotton, a bright and beautiful white.
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Here are the details on the giveaway:
Dixie Belle Paint Company is giving away one 8 oz. jar of paint to 5 lucky winners! To enter you must go to Facebook and do 3 things:
- Like Dixie Belle Paint Company on Facebook
- Like All Things New Again on Facebook
- Look for the paint giveaway post pinned to the top of All Things New Again’s page and leave a comment, “Pick me!”
Comments must be received between 9 am (eastern) on Friday, October 6, 2017 and 5 pm (eastern) on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Five winners will be chosen at random during All Things New Again’s Furniture Painting Friday Facebook live video on Friday, October 13 at 12 noon (eastern). Winners will receive 1 jar of one of the new Dixie Belle colors. Colors may not be exchanged. Like my first-grader says, you get what you get!
THANK YOU to Dixie Belle Paint for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!
Here’s our affiliate link again to Dixie Belle’s full line of products if you want to check them out.
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All Things New Again is a family-owned furniture and paint boutique located in Leesburg, Virginia (about an hour or so west of Washington, D.C.). We offer hand-painted furniture and several lines of paint for your next DIY project, including Dixie Belle chalk/mineral paint. We also offer fun painting classes and workshops. Our Learn How to Paint Furniture class is coming up on Sunday, October 15. Click here for details.
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