I like the idea of yellow. But, I don't like yellow.
I always think I want to paint a piece yellow, but never do, because when it comes right down to it yellow is hard. I don't like it too bright and I don't like it too....well, yellow. I know, it makes no sense. That is why it's crazy that when I saw this little empire dresser I knew it needed to be yellow!
I decided on a light creamy yellow, but a little on the brighter side. I absolutely adore it paired with the scrapbook paper I used on the drawers and contrasted against the rich wood top. I think it's a winning combo!
I've been doing so many customs lately that it was nice to exercise my creativity a little.
It was so dark and dreary....
I really love turquoise and yellow together. Such a happy combo!
The color is Aubusson from Fusion Mineral Paint. I'm fairly new to Fusion, but have loved trying their products. I highly recommend going to their website and reading about their amazing paint. I love there logo"Foundation to Finish All in One". It really is a great product. I love that it is an acrylic, but has properties of a chalk paint as well. It has a great consistency, good coverage, and they have some amazing colors! For this dresser I layered it over a custom yellow just to give a little dimension around the edges when I distressed.
I used Modge Podge to adhere the paper to the top two drawers. The pattern is subtle and just gives a little visual interest.
I sanded down the top and it was looking rough, but 2 coats of Java Gel from General Finishes fixed her right up. I sealed it with 3 coats of General Finishes top coat in Flat.