On any given day, I’ll work on sleek mid century pieces like these where dust and brush marks are the enemy:
Variety is what makes this job so enjoyable for me. So, while waiting for the oil-based primer to dry on a mid century piece, I started this peacock blue chest of drawers. It served as a nice diversion from the high end, brushless finish I was seeking on the mid century piece.
- Lightly sanded and cleaned the piece.
- Removed the hardware and repaired holes.
- Painted one coat of homemade chalk paint using Behr Marque Opera Glasses in criss cross pattern.
- Wiped on/off dark walnut stain to tone down color and add dimension to the finish.
- Sealed with Minwax wipe-on poly and installed vintage knobs.
(Pay not attention to the unpainted underside of the top… I noticed this after the piece was sold 🙂
This piece has been sold but another one has been painted to match this one except for the hardware. If you’re interested, head over to my ETSY shop to take a look.