Don’t have the perfect paint color on hand? Try mixing colors like Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight did! She combined Happy Hour with Jitterbug to make this beautiful teal color.

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There is something beautiful about combining wood and paint, especially when the paint color is an ever so popular teal.

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I started out with a little bit of prep work, since I always want the most durable long lasting finish. To prep I lightly hand sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and then wiped everything down with a damp rag and de-greaser cleaner.

I refreshed the top portion of the dresser with some gel stain, and sealed it off with an oil based polyurethane.

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Once the top portion was completely dry (about 24-48 hours depending on the climate) I taped off the top making sure to measure and use a level for a a straight even line all the way around. I used basic blue painters tape and made sure the tape was completely sealed to create a crisp edge. Then I taped on plastic and some craft paper to protect the top from over spray.

I created a stunning custom color for the bottom by mixing about 1 part Jitterbug to 4 parts Happy Hour. Both colors are absolutely beautiful on their own, but I was looking for a slightly deeper color than Happy Hour, and mixing them made up the perfect shade.

After the paint dried, I lightly distressed all of the edges with 220 grit sandpaper, wiped it all down, and sprayed on 2 coats of water based poly, very similar to Tough Coat, for extra durability. Finally I was able to remove the tape and plastic to reveal the most beautiful “dipped” teal dresser. For the finishing touch I updated the hardware to new acrylic knobs to complete the vintage modern feel.

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Mixing paint colors can open up a whole new world of possibilities, especially for those wanting completely unique pieces. I’m so glad we took the leap to create a fun new color from two already stunning colors.

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Natalie {A Ray of Sunlight}

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am the owner and creative mind behind A Ray of Sunlight. I have always loved anything to do with crafts, so it only seemed right when I started my career in painting and refinishing furniture. Growing up my parents taught me many things including how to re-purpose and reuse what we already had. They taught me how to create, imagine the possibilities and transform things with a bit of work and paint (or no paint for my natural wood loving dad). I wanted a career that would enable me stay home with my baby girl, and furniture does just that. I hope to inspire those who are looking for fresh decor, but don’t want to pay a pretty penny for the cheaply made furniture at stores. Thank you for following along on my adventures of up-cycling and bringing light back to old outdated pieces.

Make sure to follow Natalie on her blog, A Ray of Sunlight. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!