A Spectacular Georgian Blue Painted Chest

This blue painted Georgian dresser is beyond gorgeous! This terrific makeover was done by Julia, and can be seen on her blog- 551 East Design Blog.  You can see how the brass hardware pops against the blue and makes this chest look very distinguished.  Silver hardware wouldn’t look as nice, and rubbed bronze could look quite nice, but the gold was a nice choice.  The best thing about this dresser is the dramatic color.  She mentions she used an oil based paint called Rainstorm in High Gloss by Sherwin Williams.  Look at this additional fabulous dresser painted by Julia.  It shows that hand painted details do pay off!

High gloss finishes look the best if they are sprayed on, rather than brushed.  Glossy finishes tend to show every brush mark, so if you love this look, consider purchasing a pack of spray paint and pick a great day (not windy) where you can spray outside.

Or, if you do use oil or water based paint, consider applying the paint with a regular paint brush and evening out the finish with a sponge brush.  Dollar Tree sells these same packs of brushes for $1 dollar.  They can be used and discarded.  I have bought my sponge brushes from Home Depot in the past, and washed them out just as you would with any normal paint brush.  If you are using them for oil finishes, dip them in paint thinner, and try to extract some of the paint, and then wrap them in a plastic bag over night.  The best way to get an even finish is multiple coats of paint, and using these sponge brushes to even out your paint strokes.

Spray Paint In 6 packs:

-True Blue Industrial Choice Spray Paint, Pack of 6 by Rustoleum $27

-Gallon Blue Industrial Choice Spray Paint, Pack of 6 by Rustoleum $27

-Deep Blue Hard Hat Spray Paint, Pack of 6 by Rustoleum $41

-Safety Blue Industrial Choice Spray Paint, Pack of 6 by Rustoleum $27

-Krylon Ace Rust Stop” Spray Paint Contl Blue (Pack of 6) $24

-Krylon Dual Paint And Primer One Spray Paint Sky Blue Gloss Pack Of 6 $27

-High Performance Spray Enamel 15oz. (Pack of 6) $43

-Krylon Paint And Primer One Spray Paint Regal Blue Gloss Pack Of 6 $28

Other Colors:

-12 oz Dusty Pink Aerosol Industrial Choice Paint, Pack of 6 by Rustoleum $27

-Rust-oleum  2x Ultra Cover Spray Paint Satin Green Apple (Pack of 6) $24

-Krylon Spray Enamel Paint 9 Oz – Wagon Red (Pack Of 6) $12

-Krylon Premium Spray Enamel Gloss Orange (Pack of 6) $20

-Krylon-Fluorescent Spray Paint  Oz – Solar Yellow (Pack of 6) $30

-KRYLON-Premium Spray Enamel YELLOW (Pack of 6) $22

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