Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wishing Well Dresser

When the seasons change, it seems like our favourite colours change too! I am definitely drawn to cozier tones when the weather cools down.  I have definitely found a new favourite colour in the new limited edition line from Country Chic Paint. This colour is a gorgeous toned down turquoise called Wishing Well. Its a muted shade that still has big impact.  It pairs so well with any decor style you have - modern, traditional, farmhouse, even shabby chic.

I love adding a big dose of colour to these smaller dressers, and this colour was perfect.

I started out with my usual prep steps that I do on every piece - wash and then sand.  Even if you think a piece looks clean, it will surprise you how dirty it really is.  I wash everything with a TSP solution and then a clear water rinse wash.  I sand after I wash to ensure I am not pushing any dirt further into the piece. After that I gave the dresser two coats of Wishing Well.

My preferred style is lightly distressed.  It looks authentic and gives the piece character.  I distressed in obvious wear spots - edges and corners - and then gave it a light coat of wax to added sheen.  I prefer the look of a hand waxed piece! The limited edition colours are made in the All-in-One formula which has a topcoat built in, so if you love the matte look then your piece needs no topcoat!

Are you decorating your home for fall? If you're searching for the perfect colour to accent with, this one might be just right!

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The sign in these photos is from one of my favourite shops, Westoria.
The garland in this photo can be purchased from Little City Market.


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