Sharing an older bedroom set that was refinished and showcases this pretty yellow. The soft layered look was created using General Finishes Winter White Glaze over a lemon yellow chalk paint.
The set actually consists of a twin poster bed, complete with headboard, footboard, and two side rails, a matching twin headboard, an antique 3-drawer dresser, and a small side table.
Each of the pieces was picked up separately and while they aren’t exact matches, they all have similar qualities which, when painted a cohesive color, brought them together as a set.
Notice the similar spindle legs on each piece and the curve of the table and the tops of the headboards.
Here’s the “before” of the bed. Although obtained separately, both beds were almost identical.
The “before” dresser was very chippy, was missing a caster, and had a broken leg. So I removed the other three casters to level it off, repaired the broken leg with some wood glue, and lightly sanded the entire piece.
I was lucky enough to find some lemon yellow chalk paint on the mis-tint shelf at Lowes. For only $5.00 I was able to paint this entire set in a beautiful bright yellow.
The only problem was that the finish came out very flat. That’s where General Finish white glaze comes into play. You paint it on and then wipe it off with a clean rag.
… a gorgeous light yellow with depth and movement.
The final coat was a clear water-based poly to protect the finish.
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