Creating this Boho Look Using Dixie Belle Paint

Creating a Boho Style Finish Using Dixie Belle Paint

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All the Dixie Belle products I used for this project :-
  • Antebellum Blue
  • Palmetto
  • Vintage Duck Egg
  • Stormy Seas
  • Mermaid Tail
  • Limeade
  • Gold Digger
  • Flat Clear Coat
  • Walnut No Pain Gel Stain
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After cleaning this Old Charm cabinet thoroughly it was in such good shape it didn't require any more prep. The top was sanded back to bare wood as there was a stain on the top which I hoped to remove (it didn't) πŸ™ I started out with my main chosen colour, Antebellum Blue, and added it in a relatively random pattern over the from of the piece. I actually had Yankee Blue in my original line up but it was pulling too purple, so I dropped it and swapped in the Vintage Duck Egg. Never be afraid to adapt your plan, it's only paint you can always change your mind.

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So my first coat (which included the yankee Blue) I kept going back and looking at it(but somehow forgot to photograph) and over night I decided to do the swap for Vintage Duck Egg, so the following day I set to work with my newer colour line up, using Palmetto, Antebellum Blue, Vintage Duck Egg & Stormy Seas and got to a point I was happy with.

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Next I started to play with different highlight colours and techniques. I usually remove hardware and hinges but for this piece I decided to leave them on and incorporate them into the overall design and colour scheme. So at this stage I used Mermaid Tail, Limeade and Gold Digger. Using a spray bottle with a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar to to create the drippy texture and lightly dry brushed over the hinges and handles. I also used a light wash of Gold Digger over the piece and rubbed it back for a slight shimmer.

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I really love how this piece has turned out. I used Walnut No Pain Gel Stain on the top, at first I was planning to wipe it back but the dirty stain still showed through, so I went for a more solid layer and didn't wipe it back. I'm very pleased with the end result.

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