Boho Desk Makeover with Dixie Belle Paint and Woodubend Mouldings
Let's paint with yellow, purple and turquoise and let me to show you how I created a Walnut Wood look with Dixie Belle Paint and Woodubend Mouldings. Woodubend is so fun to add to your projects for extra pizzazz and works perfectly with Dixie Belle Paint products! A match made in heaven!
Here's where we are going....
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The first thing I do, and THE most important step to prepping your furniture, is to properly clean all the dirt and grime off. I used a premixed bottle of White Lightning and water and spray the section down generously and let it sit for a few seconds. Then, I take a finishing pad that has been cut into a small square and scrub the piece while the white lightning is on it. You'll wipe that off with a shop towel. You'll want to rinse off your white lightning residue well, so then I spray with a water bottle mixed with 50/50 ratio of white distilled vinegar and water. You'll wipe this off with a shop towel too. Now we are ready to create!
This is my personal desk and I wanted the colors to tie in with my Latin Floral Cabinet and the other pieces surrounding my office area that I have painted.
I began with using a Round Small to put The Gulf in all the recessed areas so it was the color the popped through the other colors and would match the Latin Floral Cabinet. I dried The Gulf with my heat gun and then began with my Muscadine Wine and Rebel Yellow. This is probably my most favorite color combinations to blend! I started with the Rebel Yellow at the top and had my 50/50 Vinegar Water Mist Bottle handy. The vinegar water distresses the furniture on it's own, pulling apart and separating the paint and giving it a unique look.
I applied the Rebel Yellow with my flat mini, depositing the paint on a flat surface, then dry brushing over the recessed areas as to not cover up the turquoise. As I painted, I spritzed my vinegar water on the paint to keep it wet. Once I got the Rebel Yellow on in the areas that I wanted, I grabbed a fresh Flat Mini and the Muscadine Wine and began blending it in to the Rebel Yellow. I wanted the Muscadine Wine primarily on the bottom for weight, but I did bring some up to the top, and some of the Rebel Yellow to the bottom. There is no right or wrong way to do this. You just add and blend and mix until you get the look you want. I don't care about super soft blends...it just adds to the funky boho vibe that I was looking for.
I continued this process all around the desk, however on this inside where your legs would go, I painted with straight Muscadine Wine. On the sides, I did not attempt to match the sides to each other...again, adds to the funky boho vibe I wanted.
You can see here, just what the vinegar water does. To get this look, you must spritz the vinegar water on your paint while it's wet. You don't need a whole lot, just enough to cover the paint. You can spritz more if you want the paint to drip in areas.
I decided to add a few drippy areas to the desk with The Gulf and my vinegar water. I used my 2" beveled putty knife to add a tiny strip of The Gulf, spritzed with vinegar water, spread the paint with my putty knife, spritzed and continued back and forth until I got the look I wanted. If the drips get too out of control, simply dab them back with a shop towel.
Once the piece was painted and dried, I added some pre-painted Woodubend Flower Mouldings on the door for an extra pop. I pre-painted the Mouldings with Rebel Yellow and embellished them more once I got them added to the desk. I used Mouldings 1479 and 1118. To apply Woodubend, you heat up the Moulding with a heat gun, blow dryer or griddle. Once the Moulding is bendy, you apply Titebond Wood Glue to the back, ensuring that you've covered the entire area. If the Moulding is still pretty warm, adhere it to your piece and press down. Heat the Moulding up once more while it is on your piece and keep pressing it down until the Moulding is cool. You can clean up your excess glue with a wet rag, q-tip, wet artist brush or pick out the dried glue with a toothpick. Titebond dries clear, so If you can't get it all, it will not show once dry.
Once the Mouldings were cooled down, I took an artist brush and added some Muscadine Wine and The Gulf, and spritzed with Vinegar Water until it dripped the paint down a bit.
Before I did the top and the feet, I sealed the desk with Howdy Do Hemp Oil and an applicator pad. Since I knew I would be using an oil based product on the top and feet, I didn't want to risk getting the Hemp Oil on the No Pain Gel Stain and spreading it around. To seal with Hemp Oil, you apply Hemp Oil on the piece and let it sit for a few hours. Then I came in with a clean applicator pad and wiped back the excess oil. The paint will absorb what is needed and leave the rest on top. The next day, I buffed with a clean applicator pad.
Now on the top and the feet. I started with a base coat of Mud Puddle. Once dry, I took a cheap 2" Chip Brush and brushed No Pain Get Stain in Walnut over the Mud Puddle, making sure I created streaks along the way for a Walnut Wood look. I let the No Pain Gel Stain dry on it's own for 4 days before I applied 2 coats of Clear Coat Satin with a Flat Large and then 1 Coat of Gator Hide with an applicator pad. On the feet, I only used the Flat Large to seal with Gator Hide.
I used the original hardware on the piece, as they were in great shape and I didn't want a stark color on them, taking away from the look on the body of the piece. And she was done! I plan on painting the back of the piece once I get the Woodubend Mouldings in that I want! I'll be sure and update when I do!
Here is this beauty in all her glory!
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