Mele Kalikimaka {guest post}

Abbey from Painted Home Goods created this beachy, textured dresser with Simplicity, Wishing Well, Hurricane, Driftwood and White Wax to bring a little tropical warmth to her winter!

“Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day!”

Some people dream of white Christmases. Some people like to escape the snow to warm, sandy beaches. As much as I love warm and cozy holidays with family, sometimes I wouldn’t mind escaping the cold…which is why I decided on a beach inspired look for this dresser.

I’ve actually refinished this dresser before but it just wasn’t selling so I decided to try something different (this is one of the great things about painted furniture…just try again!). This is how it looked when I first picked it up…
Mele Kalikimaka #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #blendedcolors #drippy #blue #teal #turquoise #spraypaint #dresser #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I used a salt-based texture powder mixed with Simplicity for the base and topped that with Wishing Well, a limited edition color (go buy some while you can; it’s easily a favorite of mine). Using a spray bottle with water, I brushed on some Hurricane and Driftwood around the edges, making sure to blend very well. In some spots the colors seemed a little too concentrated so I misted heavily and let it drip. Once everything was dried completely, I lightly sanded and the peaks created by the texture powder let the Simplicity show through like white-capped waves. With some white wax on the wood accents and the original brass handles this vintage waterfall dresser looks completely different! Hopefully this beachy piece will find a new home soon.

Mele Kalikimaka #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #blendedcolors #drippy #blue #teal #turquoise #spraypaint #dresser #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Mele Kalikimaka #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #blendedcolors #drippy #blue #teal #turquoise #spraypaint #dresser #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Mele Kalikimaka #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #blendedcolors #drippy #blue #teal #turquoise #spraypaint #dresser #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Mele Kalikimaka #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #blendedcolors #drippy #blue #teal #turquoise #spraypaint #dresser #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Mele Kalikimaka #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #blendedcolors #drippy #blue #teal #turquoise #spraypaint #dresser #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Mele Kalikimaka #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #blendedcolors #drippy #blue #teal #turquoise #spraypaint #dresser #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com


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Abbey {Painted Home Goods}

As a mom to twin boys, I am always busy. Twice the fun, twice the work! My Twin Tornadoes and salvaging neglected furniture are my passions. If a twin mom in a small apartment can fix up and paint furniture, so can you! In today’s throw-away culture and tendency towards cheaply made, mass produced home goods, I seek to provide something different, something unique. Bringing new life to discarded finds is my way of contributing to the responsible thrifting counterculture that has become a growing trend. When shopping with PaintedHomeGoods you can feel good about what you buy. Enjoy!

Make sure to follow Abbey on her blog, figuringitoutaswegoalong. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!


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