This deep emerald lush magnolia furniture finish was inspired by the new Magnolia Garden transfer from Dixie Belle and the deep evergreen leave of magnolia trees.
These chests are some of my favorites to work on, they are perfect size and multi-functional. I started this piece with a thorough cleaning with White Lightning. Then a coat of Dixie Belle Boss in clear to prevent any bleed through in my paint.
The top and legs are going to stay a natural wood, so I sanded those down using my Surf Prep sander.
I’m using a custom mixed paint color, a rich emerald green made using the largest portion of Palmetto, tinted with a bit of Antebellum Blue and darkened with Midnight Sky. We’ll call this color Juniper. 😊
I blended my Juniper mix using Midnight Sky for shading and the tiniest bit of French Linen for a highlight.
Here is my base coat:
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This is a beautiful paint finish on its own, but I wove through the Magnolia Garden transfer in a crescent shape, vining up one side.
I added some Black Wax to the raw wood legs and top, then wiped back the majority, just so it darkened the grain and carvings.
The inside of the drawers got a complimentary mix, slightly heavier on Antebellum Blue, then sealed in Big Mommas Butta.
The hardware was cleaned well and hit with a bit of Gold Gilding Wax to brighten them up.
I decided to add a few Wood U Bend moulding to the apron and backplate. Just to make these areas not so plain. They got my body color of Juniper and Midnight Sky, then a bit of Gold Gilding Wax.
The final product is lush, a deep rich color against the simplicity of the white flowers.
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