Paint a Leopard Floral Dresser

Hey y’all, Tracey here!

Pieces like this leopard floral dresser make me wish I had a bigger house.  I just can’t keep all the pieces…but if I could..this would be a keeper.

You all know how much I love a touch of leopard….or a lot of leopard sometimes….and this new leopard (ok…cheetah if you must) transfer from Redesign had me at first glance! It can be used in so many ways!

Ok….it’s NOT all about the leopard here!  Let’s talk about paint and wax and those FLORALS!!!

How To:

This lush velvety gray finish was so easy to create by blending just TWO Dixie Belle Paint Colors!

I used Driftwood as a base coat over the entire piece.  I then began blending Gravel Road to the right and left front lower corners.  I used my mister bottle to really get a good blend going back and forth….with my focus on keeping the very center of the piece in the original base coat color (Driftwood).

I then began work on the placement of the Redesign with Prima transfers.  This process took quite a while as I sort of built it and added on as I went.  I started by cutting out and around the NEW and LARGE Lush Floral II design transfer flowers and deciding on placement.  Once I had a vision for floral placement I began cutting my Cheetah transfer to fit around my design idea.

Have I lost you yet???  LOL! It’s complicated to explain….but not to do…I promise! I applied leopard….then florals….then more leopard….and more florals.

Once I was happy with that design…it was time for some shading!  As always…I prefer to use Best Dang Wax in black by Dixie Belle for the deepest and best shading!

The entire piece was given two thin coats of Dixie Belle’s Top Coat in Flat.

I am so pleased with this final leopard floral look and can only hope I have inspired you to create something similar!!!

To read more about this painted piece on Tracey’s Fancy, click here!

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  1. Auddrey Rohrer says:

    I would like to put imperial gardens transfer on a piece I sealed with wax a year ago. Not sure the steps necessary so I can add it and NOT destroy my painted cabinet.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Auddrey, thanks for reaching out to Dixie Belle Paint! We would love to help you update your cabinet! You can’t put a transfer on top of wax so we recommend you buff and sand it off first and repaint. Once you’re repainted your piece you can put on the transfer. Hopefully this helps, happy painting! 🙂

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