Blending mermaid colors creates a beautiful unique look on furniture!! I want to show you how to create a mermaid blended dresser easily!
Learn How To Created A Mermaid Blended Dresser Easily
To be quite honest I will walk you through the prep and first few steps of this blended dresser, but talking you through blending is tough. I created a video though. You KNOW I did!! I will show you how I prepped this piece because it did have a thick factory finish coating. There are a few steps you need to take before the blending begins! Remember all the products I used are in the supply list below, you can click on the links and they will take you direct to purchasing with NO extra cost to you 🙂
Let’s get magical!!
- Amethyst Chalk Mineral Paint
- Blueberry Chalk Mineral Paint
- The Gulf Chalk Mineral Paint
- Mermaid Tail Chalk Mineral Paint
- Synthetic Brushes
- Decor Wax in Shiny Star
- Gator Hide
- Blue Sponge
Prepping The Dresser
Okay so this piece was made by a fairly popular furniture company that is now out of business. It has a thick and sturdy factory finish on it, but also was in a little kids room (enough said). I had to sand and clean this piece really well. There were deep scratches that needed to be sanded out and smoothed. I used my surf prep sander to do this. Starting with an 80 grit paper and working my way up. Once the piece was sanded down I cleaned it really well with Dixie Belle White Lightning.
Painting Each Color For The Blended Dresser
When I am blending I like to paint at least 1 to 2 base coats of the colors first BEFORE I ever blend. For this piece I did two coats of each color, that way I KNEW they had good coverage and that I knew where my blend lines would be.
I used the following colors, you can use your choice of colors as well. I just made sure they were mermaid and all in the same color family. These colors are all cool and have green and blue tones. This is what I look for in blending, I very rarely blend colors that aren’t related in some way (if that makes sense). If you don’t blend like colors it’s much more difficult and can create muddier and not so pretty blends.
Laying Down Your Base Coats
I started at the top of the piece and worked my way down using Amethyst, Blueberry, The Gulf and Mermaid Tail.
So this picture is going to show you before and after blending. Blending is not really something I can teach by typing out, so I included the video because I feel like it is much more beneficial to see it done while I walk you through it.
Mermaid Blended Dresser Video
Below is the video for blending this dresser 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Below is the final result!! Let me know what you think?? Are you going to try this??
Thank you so much for being here!! I hope you love this as much as I do!!!