The colour Homestead Blue easily became a favourite from the first time I dipped my brush into it. It’s a complex blue with a hint of grey and an undertone of teal, offering oodles of charm and confidence! I just finished flipping this vintage bureau for Lori, in this fan-fav colour — quite the transformation if I do say so myself!

Before & After

Homestead Blue Dresser

Lori requested a teal blue, with slight distress, stained top, and hardware replacement for her vintage bureau makeover.

Vintage Bureau
Teal Blue Dresser Makeover
Custom Furniture Painting by me


Homestead Blue / Cappuccino SFO / Stained Top / New Hardware

Homestead Blue

Vintage Bureau

Below you’ll find a few photos I took after completing my furniture transformation for Lori. On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) seen here on my website may seem slightly different in person.

My Step-by-Step Transformation

  • Removed mirror— Ever so carefully, for ease of product application
  • Removed hardware— Not original, and replacement was recommended
  • Filled hardware holes— In preparation for new chosen set
  • Sanded down top and front legs— In preparation for a two-toned transformation
  • Vacuumed and washed— In preparation for product application
  • Applied 3 coats of Homestead House milk paint in the colour Homestead Blue to the body and mirror frame/harp— A complex blue with a hint of grey and an undertone of teal, it adds charm and confidence; paint brush application
  • Sanded down milk paint— For a smooth and buttery farmhouse distressed finish
  • Applied 2 coats of Fusion Stain & Finishing Oil (SFO) in the colour Cappuccino to the milk painted areas ~ A wood conditioner, stain and top coat all in one; sponge application
  • Applied Minwax conditioning, stain, and poly products in the colour Provincial to the top and front legs— For a two-toned exposed wood transformation; lint-free rag application
  • Selected, purchased and installed new Louis XVI Old Brass Ring Pulls from Lee Valley— A style that I felt was a lovely and fitting replacement for this dresser transformation
  • Ever so carefully reinstalled mirror— Heavily secured with a clear caulk sealant

Photos from My Workshop

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Custom Furniture Painting


I primarily select and purchase pieces on my own, and transform them with colours/techniques of my own choosing— Ready-For-Purchase. I do also carefully consider custom furniture painting for customers within Manitoba. If you’re interested in this service, I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out and submit a form so that we can start an exchange. I truly appreciate all interest and inquiries.

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