Bohemian Vintage Wardrobe Hand Painted in Sante Fe Turquoise & Windsor Blue

Jul 7, 2016 | 6 comments

Hello, Friends!
Anyone else spending their Summer in 100-degree weather? It’s so hot and humid here in Oklahoma City.  I have to almost push myself out to the garage to paint during the months of July & August.
I did, however, create a weathered multi-colored finish on this vintage wardrobe.  Plus, my hats made their staging debut.


This makes #2 in my newest Summer series, 
Coastal Waters

I used all products from the CeCe Caldwell Paints line. The colors I chose are Sante Fe Turquoise, otherwise, known as the prettiest turquoise EVER. I also used Windsor Blue and a tiny bit of Pueblo Pepper.  For some reason, using just one color at a time seems disappointing, so for now I’m playing with textures and blending.


In case you’re wondering, wardrobes are so much harder to paint than dressers, buffets, or chests. There’s a whole lot more surface area but also the large flat surfaces are hard to get a good texture on. If you’re a painter, you know the pieces with detail are easier to achieve a worn and distressed look.

That red you see is Pueblo Pepper, also by CeCe Caldwell Paints. 

Here is a “before” image.  This piece sat in a store for weeks and weeks.  It just needed a new look. 

Look at that huge copper pot I found last week.  I’m storing this on our driftwood bookcase and filling it with Mexican style blankets.  

I love the imperfection here.  The chippy texture reminds me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Plus, any chance I can make a mess and get away with it is a good thing for me!

This piece has just sold and will be headed to a new home next week!

If you haven’t seen my post on the first piece in this series, click HERE to read.

Hope you all are having a fun Summer!


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