Once in a (General Finishes) Blue MoonComments (0)
When General Finishes released 12 new colors earlier this year, it was like Christmas Day for restorers and DIY junkies. Any color you want can be achieved by mixing colors, but it’s so much easier to just open a can and have the color you want.
The colors are amazing. Beautiful shades in gray, blue and even ballet pink. I was instantly attracted to blue moon, a bluish teal color. I purchased the paint, not knowing what I would use it on but knowing that I would find something eventually.
The opportunity came when I found a small dresser at the
local Habitat for Humanity Restore. The Restore is a great place to find used
furniture, and it supports a great cause. This piece will go in the office as a
place to store items, replacing an incredibly cheap piece of furniture that has
long outlived its usefulness. It was the perfect size, with lots of drawer
Of course with any piece of older furniture, a good cleaning
was needed. I used Krud Kutter, a water-based, nontoxic formula that helps to
remove dirt and degloss surfaces to help paint adhere better. This product will make your furniture sparkly clean and ready for a new look.
I applied the paint with Black Dog Salvage’s Round furniture
brush. I love how solid these brushes are and how well they apply paint to the
surface. They come in three sizes, which makes it convenient for any project
you are working on.
The blue moon applied well on the first coat, but I decide to do a second coat to make sure it was covered completely and gave the full color I wanted.It’s a tough choice whether to keep the original hardware or to replace it. I decided to keep the original hardware because I thought it matched the piece well. The pulls were a rusty-goldish color and I painted them silver to give it a little more updated look.
Painter's Pyramids are a great way to elevate your work and makes painting easier
Saved money and updated the existing hardware with a coat of silver paint
Adding feet to the dresser gave it more height and added a modern touch
The General Finishes Blue Moon did not disappoint! It is a beautiful color and was perfect to transform this piece of furniture into a modern, unique piece.
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