Under the Stars Dreamy Dresser Do-Over

Under the Stars Dreamy Dresser Do-Over

I got to paint this dreamy dresser alongside the ultra-talented Llewellyn Krastev of Worn to Whimsy, an absolute privilege. My customer wanted a night sky theme with a golden glow, she chose this Pinterest image as inspiration but opted to skip the hanging branches.

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Before Dreamy Dresser Brushed by Brandy

This piece wasn’t much to look at, thankfully my customers trust me to pull it through and always choose quality pieces!

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We started by cleaning with White Lightning and applying 2 coats of Boss primer. I could tell by how this was cleaning, the age, and the dark color, it would be a bleeder. I applied the Boss in a cross hatching pattern for thorough coverage.

Prep Dreamy Dresser Brushed by Brandy
Boss Stain Blocking Primer Dreamy Dresser Brushed by Brandy

My first coat was a swirling of darker blues around the outside, lightening as they moved in. A pretty finish on its own!

Blending clouds Dreamy Dresser Brushed by Brandy

Next, we added clouds to our night sky, using fluff and working them in while slightly damp. The softness of them is mesmerizing.

Blended clouds Dreamy Dresser Do-Over

Stars were next. My secret to a stary night sky?? A toothbrush!

Thats right, used as a spatter brush, it’s perfect. Filled in with larger spots, galaxies, and fancier 6 point stars using an artist brush. I even hid the big dipper, little dipper, and Polaris on the front, can you find them??

My inspiration pic has the moon hung low, but I wanted it to be more of a feature. Watching for my hardware holes, I moved it up top.

Using a gallon paint lid to get the right radius, I drew it in with a chalk pencil, then filled it with Lemonade and shaded it with Vintage Duck Egg and In The Navy. You would think I hung the moon??

Beautiful Night Sky Dreamy Dresser Makeover Brushed by Brandy

Our finishing touches include black wax detailing in the carvings and silver Gilding Wax on the hardware, then a weathered wood accelerator on the bare wood top and legs.

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After 2 coats of Satin Clear Coat on the body and 4-5 coats on the wood top, I’d call this one complete.

Its headed to its new home in MA soon!

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Moon and Stars Dreamy Dresser Final Brushed by Brandy
Midnight Dreamy Dresser Do-Over
Moon and Stars Dreamy Dresser Do-Over
Dreamy Dresser Makeover

Brandy K.

Bio:I wanted to take a chance to introduce myself, I am Brandy Kollenborn, a furniture painter from Sacramento, CA and owner and artisan behind  “Brushed By Brandy”. I'm a stay at home mom of 3 boys, Noah 11, Ashton 8, and Logan 5, married for 16 years to my favorite furniture cameraman, repairman and delivery person, Sean. I have a degree in finance and left my career with The State of CA to stay home when my youngest son was born, with no clue what my next step would be, it was a leap of faith!The first pieces I did were a bedroom set in 2016 that tenants left behind in our rental, it was beat up, but solid wood, and I had nothing to lose, it was either going to the curb or I could make something of it. I've always been on the crafty/artistic side so this was a great way to express that on huge canvases. My hobby has turned into a booming little business, most of my pieces are sold before I create them and designed alongside my customer. My style is blended, smooth, colorful statement pieces for any room.I'm proud to partner with The Dixie Belle Paint company and Prima Marketing group creating sample pieces, lives, and blogging tutorials at brushedbybrandy.com. We are in the process of building our forever home on 5 acres for our boys, it will be my biggest custom project to date :) and I love sharing that journey on my page and in a blog as well. We are project people through and through, don't know how to sit still.I'm so appreciative of the support, my confidence wavers all the time, I love answering questions and connecting with other creatives, this community has been so welcoming to me and I hope I can return that! I’m so grateful for this opportunity, I never imagined there would be interest in me painting furniture in my garage!Facebook.com/brushedbybrandyInstagram.com/brushedbybrandyYoutube.com/brushedbybrandyBrushedbybrandy.com

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