Creating a Teal Blue Blended Furniture Finish with Chalk Style Paint

Sometimes you just want more dimension than a flat painted furniture finish! Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture is here to share her tips on how she blended three paint colors to add dimension and depth to her piece.

Hey everyone!
I hope you are all well. I haven’t blended a piece of furniture in so long and really felt the need to blend some colours together. The finish on this piece has a subtle blend of three paint colors: Jitterbug, Vanilla Frosting, and Liquorice

First, I scuff sanded the dresser and fixed anything on the drawers that needed fixing or filling using wood filler and 220 grit sand paper.

I then cleaned the whole piece including the mirror with a vinegar and lemon solution, making sure all the dust and small particles were picked up with the paper towel. 

wood dresser before makeover with chalk style furniture paint

I used my Country Chic Paint 2″ and 1.5″ oval paint brushes to apply the different colours, and to blend. I also used a spray bottle of water to help things blend smoothly. 

Sometimes I like to have a base coat of paint when I blend, depending on the piece and how old it is. For this dresser, I painted two coat of Liquorice first, then lightly sanded when it was dry so I had a really smooth finish. When sanded, Country chic paint becomes so smooth, its amazing!  

I then painted two coats of the color, Jitterbug and while it was drying I sprayed water on the middle of each drawer and used my small paint brush to swipe on a small amount of Vanilla Frosting. I then sprayed water over the Vanilla Frosting and used my paint brush to blend it in, leaving a highlighted area in the middle of each drawer.

teal blue blended paint dresser - ombre effect - chalk style furniture paint

I added a bit of Liquorice on the edges and legs to create a dark shadow. 

Once the whole piece was dry, I used my sprayer which I use mostly to spray on my topcoats. I used Clear Coat to seal this dresser. I sprayed two coats in total, allowing dry time in between. The hardware was last and I made sure my mirror was shiny and clean . 

teal blue blended paint dresser - ombre effect - chalk style furniture paint

Then you have your finished piece! Thank you for reading.

To see more examples of paint blending, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this gorgeous blended teal dresser!

Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

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6 thoughts on “Creating a Teal Blue Blended Furniture Finish with Chalk Style Paint

  1. I love this. I have a dresser pretty close to this one which is close to 100 years old. It is Ethan Allen. It has had its bumps and nicks over the years and Every time I think of replacing that I change my mind. This exact dresser of yours would be the perfect color for it and my room. Good job and really creative.

  2. You did a beautiful job. I have a question for you, I am actually trying to duplicate the original wood stain/glaze of your bureau. Do you know how that is accomplished? If not, may I have your permission to copy/paste your photo somewhere else in order to find someone who knows? That particular affect goes better with my home. You never know, I may end up chalking it up LOL

    Thank you

    1. Hi Lisa,
      You can definitely use a furniture stain in a nice dark brown tone to achieve a similar look! Depending on what kind of finish is on your piece now, you may need to sand it down to raw wood, then you can apply a brown stain.

  3. I love all of the pieces you paint and I appreciate you describing how you get there. If helps people like me, who are s ared to death. Thank you!

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