How to Create Washed Furniture

Hi y’all, Tracey here!

Wait until you see this water washed dresser… and nightstand!

Another French provincial dresser rescued from grandma’s garage! Another unique dresser being added to an updated and gorgeous bedroom!

I hope to inspire you to TRY… TRY your very own DIY!

Dixie Belle Paint Products:
  • NEW COLORS: French Linen, Sawmill Gravy, Antebellum Blue, Rusty Nail
  • Gravel Road, Patina Paint in Bronze, Patina Blue and Green Spray
  • Spray Mister, Dixie Belle Brushes
  • Clear Coat Satin, Easy Peasy Spray Wax
How To:

After painting the entire piece in the new Dixie Belle French Linen…..I chose to enhance each inset across the front as individual framed pieces of abstract art using my water wash technique.  You just need several colors of paint….a spray bottle/mister bottle and a paintbrush for each color….like you see below.  I am using (from left to right) French LinenAntebellum BlueSawmill Gravy and Rusty Nail.  I also used Gravel Road which is not in the photo below.

Then, I painted the hardware in Dixie Belle’s Patina Paint in Bronze. I then applied the reactive spray in both blue and green for this dramatic effect.

I painted the entire piece LIVE on Facebook! Check out the videos below!

The sides hold the whimsy!!! Next, I brought in stripes to keep the piece from being too serious!  The Gravel Road and Sawmill Gravy stripes snug right up to the Redesign with Prima transfer!  And can we talk about the “melting stripes” technique….that was a total afterthought and I freaking love????

Check out the baby piece too! This little nugget was created to compliment the gorgeous French provincial dresser!

My client’s mother has stored this nightstand in its original form …..again… the garage for probably 30+ years!

First, I painted the entire piece in Dixie Belle’s French Linen. I then used French Linen and Antebellum Blue and Sawmill Gravy on the front……and did a very gradual color blend….in preparation for the Ruby Rose decor transfer by Redesign with Prima. Read more about the nightstand here!

I think they make a beautiful pair!!

To read more about the water washed dresser on Tracey’s Fancy, click here!

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We’re happy to be watching!

Great tip with the vacuum!

Melissa has sealed this piece in Clear Coat Matte

Thanks for sharing these great tips!

Now she is playing with Warm Gold Gilding Wax

Now Melissa is using Moonshine Metallics Gold Digger

Good evening Melissa!

It’s stunning!!

She has already painted this top in Fluff and will now be painting stripes in Caviar

The tin panel was painted in Moonshine Metallics Caribbean

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❤️❤️❤️ You are so talented! Thank you!

Hi there !

Can’t wait to see it all finished. It’s beautiful!

I just got my gold leaf in today. I'm really excited to try this!!😁😁😁😁

So excited to see you do this piece!!

I love my waxes!!!!!😁😁😁😁❤

I use the Frog yellow tape due to the pulling off of the paint. Have had no problems with it so far.

Hi Melissa! And Dixie Belle!

The best part of gold leaf is dusting it off and watching it flurry away 😍

Do you seal over the gilding wax when finished?


Gorgeous color 🌻

Great colors!

Love the gold wax!!

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Give your table a leg up with interesting colors!
We love this metallic blended design on these pretty legs.
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Give your table a leg up with interesting colors!
We love this metallic blended design on these pretty legs.
Get inspired with Dixie Belle Paint!
📸🎨 Paint Fixation
#Table #Furniture #DixieBellePaint #BestPaintOnPlanetEarth
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I wish everyone would put what paints and top coats they have used. I know it would make a difference and people like me, would buy more paint to get that particular look.

Gorgeous !!!

So lovely

Good job with staging, Paint Fixation

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