How to Paint Pop Art Furniture

Hey y’all, Tracey here! Every once in a while I will be asked by a client to create something from nothing. When I say nothing…I don’t really mean NOTHING…more like…..not much to work with! But then turning it into something amazing…like this pop art cabinet.

A little scrub job (White Lightning)…..a few added molds (Wood U Bend)…..a design Transfer (Redesign) ….a creative idea (ME)….and a whole lot of paint (Dixie Belle)….and look what emerged! This pop art cabinet!

I am so in love with this piece!!!  It portrays energy and life and happiness and just lifts my spirits when I look at it!

Supplies List:

  • Palmetto, Vintage Duck Egg, Antebellum Blue, In the Navy
  • Dixie Belle Brushes & Applicator Pad
  • Clear Coat Satin and Best Dang Wax in Black
  • Redesign with Prima Imperial Garden Transfer

How To:

I had every intention of adding the Wood U Bend molds to the main door panel to add character and a focal point. The molds are so easy to use and will blow your mind!  They are wood!  They are hard and become pliable with heat (think blow drier). You can paint, sand, saw, stain, bend, shape and build your own design by combining them!  I highly recommend my DIY lovers give them a try!

Check out a video of me adding the moulds here!

I chose four Dixie Belle colors that worked well with my client’s color scheme. I started right across the middle with Palmetto just to get a flow going!

Starting with the top I added colors as I worked my way down the cabinet…getting darker as I went.

Vintage Duck Egg


Antebellum Blue

In the Navy

I then added the gorgeous Redesign with Prima transfer Imperial Garden.

To wrap it up…I guilded the trim on the main door with Shiny Star decor wax. I then aged and shadowed areas with Best Dan Wax Black. I sealed the entire cabinet with Top Coat in Satin….using a brand new Applicator Pad by Dixie Belle.

AND…did you know that this cabinet has a partner piece? I was asked by my client to transform another piece (of a completely different style) to go in the same space.

The dainty victorian dresser was project #2 of the pair.  I chose to keep it very simple in design (as the larger cabinet took on a very bold personality).

I wanted to use more of the In the Navy and Antebellum Blue on this piece as my client really wanted to incorporate blues.

I planned to incorporate a small portion of the same design transfer Imperial Garden.

How To:

I am more than happy with the finished look of this blue color blended dresser! I think the two pieces complement each other beautifully!  I look forward to seeing photos of them in my client’s home!

To read more about these painted pieces, head to Tracey’s Fancy here for the first piece and here for the second!

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LIVE with Brushed by Brandy, playing with metallics...and patina!

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We’re loving this project!

Brandy is using the Patina Collection tonight!

Say hello and tell us where you’re from!

Thanks so much Brandy!

Hi Brandy! We’re so excited for this video!

Make sure to use Prime Start on metal before using patina!

This is great.😍❤️

Paint hands r the best hands 🙌🏼

I noticed that the spray For the patina paint had a vinegar smell. I was wondering if apple cider vinegar would cause the same reaction with the patina paint? just curious😁

My son is 17 but every year I still hide a box in the back under the tree with a Christmas bell in it. He loves it!

I just came in. Is the brown painted, or are you at the very start of a new project?

Dang, I don’t remember anything that said you shouldn’t leave the sprayer in the bottle! I guess I need new sprayers now🙁

Your shows are awesome! Makes one think we can get better at it.

Sean, Brandy said you next to never get mad; you sound like my husband!

If I wanted to use the corrosive patina sprays in controlled areas such as the corners of doors, would it be best to sponge it on, brush it on or stipple it on? I want to make sure that I’m able to control where it goes on my next project.

What a great finish for this piece. I will need to look from beginning later. Seeing your reflection on the

Evening Kollenborns!! I just love patina paint!! I can't wait to see the results!!😁💚

Don't worry Sean - we're all here and I'm sure you look lovely as usual!!😁💚

My retailer has the silver but only one step of it. I wasn’t painted when the old metallics were around so I’m not sure if I need both steps or can I use just the top coat of the silver. Any advice?

Right now it looks like an angry storm at sea! It's gorgeous <3 <3

Thank you! I absolutely LOVE these colors!

I LOVE this. I have wondered how to do patina on furniture. I can't wait to do this!!!!

Hello from Oxford MS! My Old Silver has a top coat and base coat, which are you using?

Hey Brandy and Sean!! Love the Polar Express!! Patina on the bell would be amazing!!

Hi from Miami Florida I love your projects there so artistic and creative it’s wonderful to watch your tutorials

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Tonight Pam and Bill are using Slick Stick to paint marble and adding a beautiful Woodubend trim moulding to a table base. Keep up with them at Country Living Newbie Custom Decor

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Yes Angie use Slick Stick on your tiles first!

Say hello and tell us where you’re from!

Slick Stick is perfect for slippery surfaces!

Definitely clean with White Lightning first!

Pam is using Sawmill Gravy tonight!

Thanks so much! Great job!

We love Woodubend!

Hi Pam & Bill!

Great tips!

Pam is painting with Sawmill Gravy!

If your cabinets are laminate or a slippery surface use Slick Stick first! If you’re worried about bleed thru, use BOSS!

Pam is using Sawmill Gravy! We love this color!

Yes I have a marble top piece I’m about to do !

Love that trim

Hey gurl!!!!

I was told never to use SS on wood and to never use SS and BOSS that true?

Now you got me singing those songs...... I'm just a bill on capitol hill is now playing through my head...LOL That little cartoon bill singing on the steps.

Oh good gosh. It was awful. The tech, not Bianca. She’s awesome. We’ll chat.

Oh bill 🤣😂

I love these videos. I'm a visual-tactile learner, so these teach me more than a thousand how-to books.

That's so PRETTY!!!!❤ I have a little table just like this!!! Now I have a good idea of what I want to do ! Thanks Pam!!!!!

Hi from Saginaw Michigan. Would love to try wood u bend.

Just repainted all my kitchen cabinets in sawmill gravy and new sleek black hardware love that color

We have a Springhill shopping centre 5 min away from me here in Melbourne 🙋‍♀️ hi

Have you done a comparison to other brands of paint, and if so, what made you decide on Dixie Belle? Tks

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