If you’re a furniture makeover fan, today is your lucky day!

I have a great one to share with you, featuring another color from the brand new Fusion Mineral Paint Tones for Tots Collection.


fusion mineral paint little whale


Last week I shared a makeover using Little Lamb and Little Stork, which are a soft gray and pale lavender.  This time I’m using Little Whale, the gorgeous light baby blue from the TFT Collection.

This Thomasville chest of drawers was a thrift store find.  It’s a very sturdy, well-built piece, just a little outdated with that orangey-tone wood.


painting a vintage Thomasville chest


I don’t have any “in progress” shots of this piece . . . But I’m guessing by this time most of you already know the drill!

I cleaned it (using a vinegar/water solution) and gave the whole piece a very quick and light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper.

Honestly, I started working on this piece late one night and was feeling rather lazy, so I probably should have sanded it a little more, since it’s got a pretty heavy gloss on it.

But, the good news is that my laziness paid off! I’ve had no paint sticking issues, so the light sanding did the trick.

It took 2 solid coats and another half coat (touching up in areas) to get the full coverage I was looking for.  I made sure to work the paint in long, smooth strokes using my Fusion Rounded Brush, and to push the paint down into the deeper grain spots on the drawer fronts.

The result was a quick makeover with a super-smooth finish.

I loved the smoothness of the soft blue color so much that I decided to only distressed the piece in a few places, just along the edges.  I didn’t want to take away too much from the solid blue.

I debated on what to do with the original hardware, but decided to just clean it and put it back on. The brass ended up pairing well with the blue, and I think looks pretty darn good on the piece now!



So here it is . . .


chest painted in Fusion Mineral Paint LIttle Whale


Yippeeee!!  It’s it great??


Little Whale tones for tots painted chest of drawers


I wish y’all could stick your hand through the screen and feel just how smooth the finish is.


little whale 4


Little Whale is a beautiful blue, definitely great for a nursery but would be so nice on regular pieces as well!


painted blue chest for baby nursery


little whale 5


Have you tried out any of the new Tones for Tots colors yet?  I would love to hear what you think of them!


Little Whale tones for tots chest makeover 4


Thanks for letting me share with you today!




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