Happy Hour & Hurricane Dresser

Crystal from The Driftwood Home decided to go for a bold color block design with this mid century modern dresser in Hurricane and Happy Hour!

I’ve been working on a lot of rustic and distressed pieces and wanted to take a break to work on some creative pieces. I really like working on modern style finishes when I feel the need to do something different, because modern pieces really challenge you to open your mind to colors and designs. When I saw this dresser on my local offerup site, I knew it had the potential to go from generic wood to something fabulous.

My plan was to do a geometric design on some of the flat areas/ and sides, but bleed through proved me wrong. I also encountered some other issues with the surface area that prolonged the finishing of this project and in the end I just decided to scrap the designs and make a statement with color.

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I am so glad that I let the colors be the statement on this piece. I chose Happy Hour and Hurricane by Country Chic Paint. These two colors are on my top 5 favorite colors by Country Chic Paint.

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I sprayed three coats of Happy Hour on the smaller drawers and three coats of Hurricane on the larger drawers and base. I also added three coats of a satin clear coat for protection and polished off with a beeswax for bit of shine.

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Even though my original vision for this piece didn’t come to fruition, I’m so glad that it I was able to make a really unique piece with some beautiful colors. I think they pair well nicely and are gender neutral. This was a true lesson that sometimes, you just have to go with the flow and let the color speak for itself!

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Crystal {The Driftwood Home}

We are Jake & Crystal Sutton, owners of Team Sutton Designs! Jake & I are both Active Duty military serving in the US Air Force. We spend our days driving across San Antonio picking up furniture that’s ready for a new look. Jake is the prep guru and does everything from sanding, to routing, to reinforcing shaky foundations. I make things pretty with my spray gun and paint brush, and design all the pieces from top to bottom. Although this is not our primary job, this is our future and every day we work harder to make our dreams of one day opening our own furniture store come true.

Make sure to follow Crystal on her blog, The Driftwood Home. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

2 thoughts on “Happy Hour & Hurricane Dresser

  1. I am attempting to paint s pine table. I bought a small can of Anne Slogans Chalk paint. Did one coat it looks bad. Should I go ahead and do another coat. I painted it old white.
    Where are you located, and can I do a shiny paint over the chalk paint. Thank you in advance .i am lost with this project but wanted to use it in my new laundry room.

    1. Hi Sue,

      I can’t really speak to the performance of other paint brands, but if your first coat looks streaky and uneven, a second or third coat should easily fix that. If you’re planning on using a different paint brand on top, it’s best to speak with someone from that company to make sure the two types of paint will be compatible with each other.

      I hope that helps!

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