Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Faux Tortoiseshell Dresser

Last week, I painted a faux tortoiseshell finish on a dresser for a little boy's "big boy" room, being designed by Helen. Here is the "before" shot of the dresser: 

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classic wooden dresser from Crate and Barrel that the client bought years ago.

They wanted a faux tortoiseshell finish all over, so that's what I did!

here is the after shot:

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it turned out pretty cool -- I was really happy with the outcome. I did a shiny finish on top of the tortoiseshell, which really set it off.

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up close shot:
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and in the context of the whole room: 
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that wallpaper is amazing. What a lucky kid, to live here! Can't wait to see this room finished. The two pieces of blue tape over the dresser are for Schoolhouse Electric sconces. Its going to be a pretty sweet room! 


  1. You continue to amaze me with what you can do with paint. Your very talented. Alison

    1. thanks alison! so nice. this was a fun challenge.

  2. That is beautiful!!!!!!!

  3. Nice designs. I really like them. I actually find them unique. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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