Deep Sea Dresser


Dixie Belle’s NEW paint line called Silk All-in-One Mineral Paint is finally here in the USA!  It seems like we’ve been waiting for it forever.  This is the second time I’ve painted with it, and it’s a gorgeous paint.

I got this tallboy dresser at our local Habitat ReStore, and it was in really great clean condition.  

deep sea dresser before

Here are the supplies I used.

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Deep Sea Blue

Personally, I really enjoy pairing mid-century modern pieces like this with a classic color like navy blue.  They just seem to go together.

I have a comparison of Silk paint to the original chalk paint line towards the end of this post, so go check it out if you wonder exactly what Silk is formulated to do.

Silk paint has a built-in primer and top coat, so it reduces the amount of time, product and effort to paint a piece.  I recommend 2 coats for full coverage.  In my opinion, it’s best for one-color finishes like this one.  The eggshell sheen is soft and pretty.

If you’re going for a blended, textured or ombre finish, I would stick with the chalk paint.  

deep sea dresser side angle

Silkscreen Stencil Accents

This is where I went a little less traditional and mashed up the MCM style with some boho patterns using silkscreen stencils around the drawer edges.  Most of the designs are from the Patterns stencil, but I threw in a couple from the Western Boho stencil as well.

These stencils are self-adhesive.  I like to cut out the section I’m using.  Then pull off the white backing and stick it down thoroughly where I want it.  I played around with the placement of these, trying to get a balanced look.

The designs may look white to you, but they are actually a light blue-gray color called Quite Cove.  The beauty of the silkscreen is you don’t get paint bleeding under the stencil and blurring the edges of the design.  Everything is crisp and clean.

deep sea dresser detail

Transforming the Hardware

Lastly, the original hardware needed an update.  I debated whether to use gold, the predictable choice for me with navy blue.  But I decided to go with silver.

I can’t say enough about Dixie Belle’s Gemstone Mousse.  It’s water-based, so it’s not smelly and it’s easy to wash out of brushes.  Plus it’s so brilliantly shiny, it really adds a pop to any piece.

Here I’ve used the Diamond Gemstone mousse.  I brushed it on with a small artist brush and sealed it with Satin Clear Coat.

deep sea dresser left side

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deep sea dresser pin

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6 thoughts on “Deep Sea Dresser”

  1. Beautiful transformation. I love navy too so this project is definitely something I would try as well. I need to experiment more with Dixie Bell paint. The final look is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing again this week. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Donna! It was so easy you should give it a try! xo, Shannon

  2. That turned out beautiful! Love that color.

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Jennifer! It is a beautiful color.

  3. sharon says:

    I so enjoy your posts – projects. Still just dabbling. I considering a painting tent because I cant use my garage. Also wondering about a sprayer, if that is a good investment??
    Thank you.

    1. Shannon says:

      Hi Sharon! Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoy them. I’m sorry I’m not a lot of help regarding sprayers. I got a cheaper one for Christmas and plan to learn to use it when it warms up here in Wisconsin. Maybe start with a less expensive sprayer or borrow a friend’s if you can, and then you’ll know if it’s for you or not. Hope that helps! xo, Shannon

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