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

Palmetto

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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