Lee Ann from Creative Moments used Tropical Cocktail, Clear Glaze and Tough Coat to soften the look of this sweet, curvy dresser and give it a beachy vibe!

Welcome to another Country Chic blog squad post! Tropical Cocktail is the feature color on a sweet sized dresser. This solid wood dresser was formerly spray painted with Rustoleum spray paint in green and navy but with the adorable legs and front curves it was begging for a softer color; hello Tropical Cocktail!

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Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Here is the dresser before, photo courtesy of the seller.

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One of the problems with spray paint is over-spray, however better masking off would have helped.

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Luckily 80 grit sandpaper helps too.

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Spray paint notoriously leaves drip marks too which all had to be sanded down and if you miss some they are magnified by fresh paint, ask me how I know! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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On goes the first coat of tropical over the royal blue spray paint over the green drawers.

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Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Quality control on site for the 2nd coat wrap up, leaving overnight to dry.

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The next day, Tough Coat went on before a mixture of white glaze dry brushed over when it was dry. This step needs good dry time so as not to lift the glaze.

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As for the hardware, this dresser had 12 new knobs but they were black. This will not work for my beachy fresh feel so they got a good scrub, dry, spray primer and multiple coats of glossy white… spray paint, the only thing I use spray paint for ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

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After a couple more coats of Tough Coat to keep this piece durable for little people it was time to put it back together and stage up. LOVE this color!!

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Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet Beachy Love #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #beach #beachy #tropical #turquoise #dresser #bedroomideas - blog.countrychicpaint.com

This would look awesome with the sweet little wagon shelf I did in the same colors.

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Lee Ann {Creative Moments}

Hello, my name is Lee Ann and I am the creator at Creative Moments. I have always had a love for vintage pieces and an interest in recycling/repurposing. Creative Moments became the outlet for both. Reloving a piece of furniture no longer in style, in disrepair or tossed aside into a โ€œnew, one of a kindโ€ piece makes my heart sing. I love seeing these pieces becoming a part of a home, adding character and charm and providing years of enjoyment.

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