Friday, February 23, 2018

A DIY Mama's Best Friend: Dixie Belle Paint

As a mom of a busy toddler who has been walking since he was 10 months old I don't have a ton of time for projects during the day. I have had to adjust my mindset of not starting a project unless I have a large chunk of time to get it done, start to finish. I am lucky if I get a couple of hours during nap times to tackle what I can, and I would never have accomplished any of my recent painting projects without Dixie Belle Paint.

Dixie Bell Pink Champagne and flat clear coat
Dixie Belle Paint is a "mineral chalk paint perfect for painting on furniture and can be used on wood, metal, glass, ceramic, fabric and more." The big bonus? No priming or sanding! With a baby who takes 30 minutes naps you don't have time to be out in the garage sanding 3 layers of paint off the dresser you bought off Facebook. Dixie Belle to the rescue.

As long as the existing finish is free of bumps and globs from previous paint jobs, with Dixie Belle you just have to clean your piece well and start painting! It dries quickly, so typically when I finish one coat I can go back and start a second. It is zero VOC, so I was able to use while pregnant, and I haven't stopped since. I used it on Henry's dresser and changing table, my kitchen island and cabinets, the cute record cabinet my dad built, and most recently, a dresser for our bedroom.

Before:
After:
Dixie Bell Colonel Mustard, Best Dang Wax in black, Dixie Dirt, and satin clear coat.

Just clean, paint, and seal. If you want to give your piece more dimension or a special finish they have tons of products for that as well. There are waxes, Dixie Dirt, glazes, patinas, crackle finishes...the possibilities really are endless.

If you are local to Odessa, you can get all your Dixie Belle Paint supplies at Tilley & Co. in downtown, but no matter where you are, you can find a retailer on the Dixie Belle website. Now go dig out all those old picture frames and worn out furniture pieces! Dixie Belle will help you bring them back to life.

-Katie

*This is not a sponsored post. I just like the product and feel like it is worth sharing.

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