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Upcycled Burlesque Blue Ornate Dressing Table

Burlesque Blue!! It’s close to be one of my favourite shades of greeny blue turquoisey goodness… Pair it with Dove Grey and you have the perfect match … and what better piece to use these colours on than this stunning ornate large dressing table…

ornate dressing table


I have to say that this dressing table is pretty even before painting, but I knew that with the right colour choices and finish it could be unique and stunning.

I decided to pop up to Masters and have a look at the Valspar colour swatches. With the ample array of colours to choose from it was difficult making a choice, so I got my hubby to choose. He chose a colour called Burlesque Blue and I have to say I think it is the perfect choice.

I mixed the paint with some Websters Chalk Paint Powder and got painting! I decided to paint the ornate trims with a lovely dove grey. I waxed the piece with L’essentiels clear wax and dark. Then I let it sit. I grabbed my trusty buffing cloth and buffed … buffed… and buffed some more till I had a lovely sheen. Then arm aching I stood back to inspect the finished piece….

upcycled dressing table websters chalk paint



What a beauty … and look at those legs!!

upcycled dressing table websters chalk paint


The Dove Grey on the trims and carving just adds so much dimension to the piece..

upcycled dressing table websters chalk paint


Just take a look at the shine … buffing has its rewards

upcycled dressing table websters chalk paint


Such a unique style piece with its trims and carvings ..

upcycled dressing table websters chalk paint

upcycled dressing table websters chalk paint

This piece is up there with my all time fav’s .. it is sooo striking with its colouring and shape … It was no surprise that it found a new home only hours after posting!! 🙂 Websters is a great product so why not grab some burlesque blue and paint your own masterpiece??

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