For your next project, try using a beautiful bright color like Bliss! Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain used Bliss, Tough Coat, and Natural Wax to refurbish this dresser for her daughter’s teal themed room.

My 10 year old is obsessed with the color teal. We haven’t done much decorating in her room yet, but she does have a teal table as a nightstand, a teal blanket on her bed, a teal splatter of paint on her wall (not intentional) and now she finally has a beautiful dresser in her favorite color too!

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The dresser was a Craigslist find that just needed a bit of love. After removing the old hardware (some of which was decaying anyway) and filling the holes, we painted two coats of Bliss on the dresser and drawers. It was fun working on it together!

Teal Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homdecor #countrychicpaint #teal #bliss #dresser #bedroom #kids #children - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Teal Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homdecor #countrychicpaint #teal #bliss #dresser #bedroom #kids #children - blog.countrychicpaint.com

At one point, I had the paint can inside a drawer that was tipped up on its end so we could paint the front. I picked up the drawer to move it to a different location, forgetting the paint was in there! It dropped to the ground and sent paint flying on the wall, door, bed and floor. It took some work, but the carpet came out almost completely clean, the door was a breeze, and there’s a funny patch of teal on the wall now that will get painted over eventually. And, we still had enough paint to finish the job. So, while it’s super convenient to use Country Chic Paint inside because it doesn’t smell, you have to be extra careful about spilling 🙂

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To ensure a very durable top, I put Tough Coat on the top of the dresser. Everything else was covered with natural wax. The top drawers got new glass knobs and the bottoms drawers are now sporting pewter cup pulls, both from D Lawless Hardware.

Teal Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homdecor #countrychicpaint #teal #bliss #dresser #bedroom #kids #children - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Teal Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homdecor #countrychicpaint #teal #bliss #dresser #bedroom #kids #children - blog.countrychicpaint.com

We both love her new dresser and figure the paint mishap was still worth it. What do you think?


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Stephanie {Crafting in the Rain}

Hi, I’m Stephanie Paxman. My husband and our 3 kids live in the Pacific Northwest (that’s where the “Crafting in the Rain” name comes from.) It’s beautifully green here, but that means it rains a lot too. I’ve been blogging since 2011 about everything from kids crafts to home décor to DIY. I love chocolate, and color. I hope my projects give you some good ideas!

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