Thursday, March 8, 2012

Harlequin design dresser with homemade chalk paint and krink paint pen



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So here is my newly finished homemade chalk paint and krink marker creation!!!



Do you remember when she looked like this and I got that big ole nice surprise......No it wasn't 100 bucks..
It was someones ole trusty brazier that had found its way to the back and hid quietly for who knows how long, only to be discovered by MOI!!!  OH LUCKY DAY!!  :)

Well after all the excitement was over I got to painting. I painted the dresser body a creamy white and the drawer fronts a nice blue. I used my now trusty home made chalk paint recipe that has worked wonders for me.

Once she was dry I decided I wanted to do a nice harlequin pattern on the top like I had done HERE on my cedar chest. Being the lazy....ERR, I mean smarty pants that I am, I went and found a canvas that was the size I was looking for and just used that as a template. I found the center of the dresser, placed down the canvas and started drawing on my diamonds.
 
 


Then I started filling in the diamonds with my blue chalk paint.

When it was dry I used my silver KRINK paint pen to outline the diamonds.
I used my looking glass spray paint to paint the handles and when all was dried and cured I waxed this baby. 

I just love the distressed shabby chic feel she has.
 

I couldn't be happier with how she turned out.
 I hope you enjoyed this furniture makeover
and I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.

26 comments:

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great! The pen and paint is perfect!
Have a great day!
Debbie

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

you seriously always seem to read my mind! I have had harlequin on the brain lately... love it! And... chalk paint, especially homemade chalk paint. Off to look at your recipe!

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

LOVE it!! I have yet to try the homemade paint....anywho..I'm gonna be painting my kitchen wall with this pattern...do you think I will need to use a pen to outline the diamonds....sounds like a wonderful idea!

Blue Velvet Chair said...

Lovely! I'm a fan of harlequin.

KAT said...

I love it too. the geometric top is very eye-catching and the soft color is perfect

-KAT-

Sharon said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

Jennifer Creviston said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE it!!!! I am pinning this to do for myself! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Gorgeous, dahling...very, very pretty!

Marisa said...

Beautiful piece. Love it!!!

gina said...

That looks great!! I've been eager to try my own chalk paint on an old desk (with claw feet!) I found on the side of the road. I haven't removed all of the drawers yet...hoping I find money instead of a bra!!

Jacque n Matt Knowlton said...

LOVE this! Great job - and so creative!

Jacque@theDIYvillage.com

Rachel VanHook said...

Really liking the blue color....going to check out your "recipe" for chalk paint...and I like the pattern on the top. Gives it a little something special (other than the bra!!!!) LOL !!!!

Lori said...

What a fabulous idea...love the pattern. I have tried several chalk paint recipes and the last one was a flop, so I am trying yours next. See ya soon, Lori

Sam I Am...... said...

Gorgeous!!!!

kcounts said...

Shared give-away on fb.

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

I love it! It's so funny, I just finished a harlequin topped dresser too! I haven't had a chance to get it staged and get pics for my blog yet. I really love the pen outline! Beautiful colors too.

Vintage Paints said...

Gorgeous---I love this, soooo pretty! Good job!

Leslie said...

This is gorgeous! Very creative and very cute. I'm your newest Linky follower!

PitterAndGlink said...

This is beautiful!

Tisha said...

Love it! The color is great, and the top design is so beautiful. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

Sherry said...

I love the colors! I found you on 1929 Charmer "Sunday's Best Par.tay" and I'm now a follower. I would love if you could follow me back.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Love it! You've given me an idea for a table that I have :) You always do such unique restyles!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Beautiful piece after your talents got a hold of it. I really love your color choice and harlequin patter. So very pretty, love your unique designs. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best.

Jen Lossing said...

What a great piece. Love the transformation, which is more than I can say for the old brazier hanging from the before picture. ha ha. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love the harlequin pattern and the colors, both are all the rage today! Great job.

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Another turquoise beauty! Love it.