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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This beauty is sporting a gorgeous shade of teal with some cool paper in the inlays!
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I love, love this piece

Love this !!! <3 <3

I have wantingto do sume of furniture but dont know where to get the right paint

I would like to know how it looks inside

What color blue is this please

😍 Gosia Siemiernik

Is that Antebellum Blue?

Where is the paper from?

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Mirror Transformation!! With Debbie @ Tona Transformations
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Let us know your favorite Dixie Belle Paint Color mix!

Who is going to attempt a mirror for their next project?!

Oval Medium is the brush size that Debbie is using in order to reach all areas on the mirror!

Debbie is using Hurricane Gray tonight!

Find a Retailer near you! :) We love seeing everyone

We're here for you Debbie! Great work <3

#painlesspainting with Debbie! <3

We're here to help! :)

WE see you! :)

Thank you Debbie! You've inspired us to create more mirrors! We love the techniques you demonstrated tonight!

I'm gonna age myself here, but I LOVE drybrushing, been doing it since the years of ceramics! Always thought it would be great for furniture, decorative items, etc.

Thank you so much for showing us how you do mirrors!

Hi from Bridgeville, DE

I love it 😊

Have a blessed weekend

Will definitely start following you!

Hi from Macon Missouri

I bought one 2 weeks ago at a yard sale. It is beautiful. I can't wait to paint if after I finish what I'm working on now. Maybe I will get some good ideas now on what to do

I bet some in the navy would look good added to all the high points after you are done with that blue!! Such a beautiful color you made!!

Those scrolling leaves are called acanthus leaves. They are so classic and are gorgeous with your dry brushing! ❤️

Those details are absolutely stunning !!!!!!!!

I just mixed Manatee Gray with Dixie Belle Blue on my buffet this week. Love making new colors <3

I continue to learn and appreciate all the knowledge. Thank you

Hi, first time watching. From Florida.

I love how the dry brushing is highlighting the scroll work.

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