Who’s up for a bright and fun piece of painted furniture today?
Today is your day then! I wanna share with you this yellow painted chest of drawers, and how you can get this look yourself.
If I’m being honest, cool colors are more of my vibe. I tend towards blues, greens, and cool grays . . . It’s not often that I get a hunch to paint something with a warm tone.
But when I found this sweet, 3-drawer antique chest, I felt like it was crying out for a warm, sunny color.
So I decided on Fusion’s Buttermilk Cream!
Unfortunately, I forgot to snatch a “before” pic of this chest, but it was your basic, beat-up, dark brown chest of drawers. So here were the steps I took to bring it back to life again:
- Cleaned off all grease and grime with Fusion’s TSP.
- Scuff sanded with 180 grit sandpaper and wiped off all sanding dust.
- Painted 3 thin coats of Buttermilk Cream, letting each coat dry 3-4 hours in between.
- Lightly distressed the edges and trim with sandpaper.
- Finish sanded with a 220 grit sanding pad soaked in water, for a buttery smooth finish (see that technique here!)
- Added new, white ceramic knobs from Hobby Lobby for a fresh feel!
The New Look!
Look at how fun and happy it turned out! I just love the warm yellow with the white knobs.
And the yellow pairs perfectly with the periwinkle in the faux astilbe bushes and the cobalt blue in the vintage painted canvas.
One of the things I love so much about these older pieces is that they are smaller in scale than our modern-made furniture. That means that they are so much more versatile though!
You could tuck this chest into a corner in the living room or kitchen to stash extras, or even in an entryway. And of course, there’s the traditional use of actually going in a bedroom 🙂
I hope this gave you some ideas for how you can try out yellow on your next painted piece!
Wanna see more yellow painted pieces?