Roughly 10 years ago, I ran across a picture of a faux finished turquoise dresser in magazine. Ever since, I wanted to paint my dresser in a similar style.
A couple of weekends ago, I found the time. My mom helped me paint. Thanks to a friend, Abbe, who has a furniture revolutionizing business of her own– All Dolled Up –I learned a technique to achieve a faux finish using a wax puck (see below).
After priming the dresser with white Kilz, I used the wax puck like Abbe told me and rubbed it all over the edges of the dresser and wherever else I wanted the white to show through. I painted two coats of turquoise on top of the white. After it dried, I just sanded it until the white showed through.
Abbe has very pretty finished products and great tutorials on her All Dolled Up website.
I expected this project to take a week or so to finish, but it turned out to be an easy Saturday project. I think I waited until Monday or so when the paint was totally cured before I sanded. I don’t think that is necessary, however.
Now, I am very inspired. I think I may paint my desk chair next.