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Beach inspired painted wooden drawers

I have created these beach inspired storage drawers because I live by the beach, I am lucky enough that I can hear the waves crashing at night. The beach and the sea always inspires me and my work, for this project I wanted to bring some of the colours and the feel of the beach into my craft room. I love how they have turned out. You could use the techniques in this project with other colours that inspire you.

  • Home Crafts
  • 2-3 hours
  • Advanced

Tools and materials required

  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Cerulean Blue
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Metallic Gold
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Yellow Oxide
  • DecoArt - One step crackle medium
  • Creativ wooden Chest of Drawers, 4 drawers
  • Creativ Sponges
  • Old rag

Method

Start by removing the drawers from the small wooden unit. Mask off the legs with masking tape so that no paint can get on them.

1

Paint the whole unit with a base coat of white paint.

2

Pop some of each colour paint on to a glass mat and have a separate sponge for each colour. Order of colours - Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Yellow Oxide, Metallic Gold

Using Cobalt Turquoise Hue, start sponging the colour in one corner of one of the drawers. Then sponge a line of Cerulean Blue, next a line of Quinacridone Gold, then a line of Yellow Oxide and lastly some Metallic Gold in the last corner. Then with the Metallic Gold lightly sponge some spots of the gold randomly.

3

Pop the drawer back in the unit in the bottom right hand corner, then pop the rest of the drawers back in the unit.

4

Using the bottom drawer as a reference, continue the pattern across the front of the unit, then continue the pattern of colour on the sides and top of the unit. Leave to dry.

5

Once the paint is dry cover the unit with a layer of One Step Crackle Medium and leave to dry.

6

Once the Crackle Medium is dry paint a light layer of white paint on to the drawers and wipe it off before it dries with an old rag, do this same process for the whole unit.

7

To finish it off paint the rim of the drawers with the Metallic Gold paint.

8

All finished and ready to put your bits and bobs in.

9

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