Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grey French Provincial Chest on Chest



A client brought this lovely chest on chest set of drawers for a a paint transformation.  She had it in her shop for awhile and it didn't sell so she wanted it painted. 
Before:

My Client wanted the Chest to be grey and have an aged look with dark wax.  I mixed up some home-made chalk paint in a soft grey and got right to painting.  After 2 coats I sealed and aged the Chest with hemp oil and AS dark wax.  I wanted to make it very aged or "dirty".  



Love Boxwood! 

Gorgeous hardware





Curvy Legs




Rusty and old=Love



26 comments:

  1. From an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan...your client should have no problem selling it now!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I think she will see it fast!

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  2. wow. I wouldn't sell it, I'd keep it. lovely!

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I think it turned out lovely too!

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  3. Gorgeous...! You did a fantastic job. :-)

    Hope your week is going wonderful!
    Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sherri-so far so good on the week-I hope yours is going well too!

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  4. danke für die inspirationen!!! einen schönen mittwoch wünscht angie aus deutschland

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  5. Wow, what a transformation! You did an amazing job. I love the dark wax aged effect. This is a piece I would love to have in my house. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-My client was happy and it looks good in her shop-I delivered it and helped her get it set up so I got to see it in the shop.

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  6. Love the color on this one and the beautiful hardware too. You do such a great job with staging, that rusty piece is a perfect way to hold the boxwood wreath. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  7. Thank you Betsy-I love green and grey together and the rusty piece made it so easy to hang.

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    1. Thank you Martina-I luv the way it turned out too!

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  9. It turned out beautifully! I don't think it will be in that shop for long!

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    1. Thank you Julie-I hope it sells fast for my client!

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  10. Beautiful makeover Darrielle - no surprise that your client was happy with how it turned out! I learned something new in this post. Having never used hemp oil, I didn't realize you could apply dark wax over it. Must remember this - thanks!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-I actually apply the wax and the oil together at the same time-fast and easy!

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  11. Beautiful transformation and I am sure it will sell for her now!

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    1. Thank you Kathy-I love how it turned out too!

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  12. The chest turned out beautifully! Love the little boxwood wreath too. Have a lovely week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  13. What a lovely piece before, and a gorgeous one after the transformation. You did such a great job. It's sure to sell now. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-I agree it was nice before too, but I think it will sell faster now that it is painted.

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  14. Gorgeous!!! Such a beautiful piece with the perfect makeover...love the color!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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