Vintage Dresser in Chesapeake Blue

” Well ~ Hello there!”  

That’s how much confidence I think this old gal has now all decked out  in her new threads!  I think the look fits her personality perfectly ~ a little vintage chic yet colorful, classy and full of pizzaz.antique dresser hand painted and waxed by Shizzle Design in CeCe Caldwell's Chesapeake Blue, Aging Dust, Dover White, vintage Michigan chalk clay paint front vintage best pictures painted furniture favorite

My sister Cathy is the one who did this amazing makeover.  She discovered this antique dresser in her son’s basement.  She was looking a little worn down and aged when she found her.

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But in no time, she had an entirely new look ~ I still can’t get over how cool it turned out.  The variations and layering of color are so pretty!!  If I’m type A, my sister is AAA ~ she REALLY fuses with her pieces, what can we say?

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She used a color that I never would have tried because quite frankly, I thought it was a really ugly.  I know!  That’s not very nice ~ but I never would have pulled this color off the shelf…

until I saw this…

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Boy was I wrong on THAT one!  Just look at all this scrumptiousness!

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Cathy painted the dresser in CeCe Caldwell’s Chesapeake Blue which is a blue, gray, with almost a periwinkle undertone.

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She then washed over it with Dover White.  Dover White best resembles the color of ground oatmeal flour.  Not too brown, not too gray but with a rich, creamy color.  It’s so pretty and without pigment so it’s quite translucent which create amazing affects when washed over other colors.

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  She sealed it with Clear Wax and while still wet, added a little surprise.

If you haven’t played with CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Dust in your wax then you’re missing out ~ Big Time!  You just tap a little onto your brush and pounce it into and brush it into your wax while it’s still wet.  Dip your brush into your Aging Dust then gently tap the excess off your brush before applying ~ like you would if you were applying a loose powder blush to your face.

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The dust mixes right into the wax and adds tons of dimension!

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So… huh, huh, huh?   Did she do good or what? 

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 I think she did and it sold almost immediately.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

 

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a hui hou!  ~  Shelly

14 Replies to “Vintage Dresser in Chesapeake Blue”

  1. Shelly, I love your work, I wish I could be there with you to see you in action. Please tell me if you miss anything about Annie Slone products, I see that you used to use them and now you changed to Cece Caldwell. I just started using Annie Slone and I love the coverage. Yes the wax is strong but only for a day or less. I have not used cece Caldwell but people say that you need more coats and when distressing you can take too much if you are not careful. Still is amazing that is all green and has less smell. Keep having fun doing what you love.

    1. Hi Olga, no I miss nothing about that paint. I enjoy how much easier CeCe’s and APC’s paints spread, layer and mix. They do distress much easier also so you don’t have to knock yourself out to get the job done and there is no comparison between the waxes. I get so much superior results using what I have now, I would never go back.

      1. Thanks for your reply. Iam going to try it. I have one question. On your blog you said that you need to apply the aging dust when the wax is still wet, do you buff after the dust and if so, how long do you need to wait to buff.
        Thanks for having all this helpful information available, your work is unique.

      2. You can buff it right away, but when I use Aging Dust, I buff with an old t-shirt instead of using the drill brush. The dust is so fine that it becomes one with the wax. Go light on the aging dust, a little goes a long way, you can always add more.

  2. I just learned about CeCe Paints and found you too! Love all your work and wish you were closer to Florida! I’m about ready to start my first project using Annie Sloan paint. I’m trying to create some furniture pieces to use at wedding receptions instead of the traditional table with linen. Wish me luck 🙂

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