Sunday, January 4, 2015

Grey French Provincial Dresser


The past 2 weeks I seem to have purchased many dressers and so I have been busy painting. 
Before:
I bought this dresser at the Flea Market and even though it was dinged up and missing hardware I knew it needed to come with me for some paint therapy.  I thought this dresser would look good in grey and white, so I mixed up some grey chalk paint and my brush started to go to town!  After the grey was dry, I handprinted some of the details in white and then sealed it with dark wax/hemp oil.  


I seem to add wreaths to many of my photos-they always look good! 


Cutie-Pie legs



Lovely handles

I like how dark wax adds character and age



Rust anyone? 






31 comments:

  1. Well if I was there I'd be buying one of your dressers. Cause I looked for over two years and finally just broke down and bought a cheapie one to put together for a place to put my undies! That one is a beauty and such a pretty color!
    Brenda

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  2. Thank you Brenda-I wish I loved near to you too and could just swing it by for your undies!

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  3. "Paint therapy?" I love that term. You did a great job on this one. Most of us would've passed it by never seeing the beauty below the dings and dents.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love paint therapy!

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  4. Your paint transformations never disappoint. This one's a beauty!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I really do like to paint furniture-crazy I know!

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  5. Your dresser and choice of colors is lovely.

    I noticed the wreath right and thought that I need to add a wreath to my armoire.

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    1. Thank you-I love boxwood wreaths-I got mine from Decor Steals-so easy to use and a good pop of color!

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  6. One beautiful makeover. Did you use the hemp oil over the dark wax?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda-I actually dip my brush in hemp oil and then right in the dark wax and brush on the furniture. I can control the darkness of the wax this way and it just goes on quicker since it is liquified some what.

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  7. So pretty! What a great transformation and love your tip to Linda about the wax!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I like things to be easy so oil and wax together are easy!

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  8. Love the re love of this piece. So pretty. The colors are great and I love the finish. Great job.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-you can't go wrong with grey and white!

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  9. I'm sure you'll have no problem selling this beauty Darrielle - very nice!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-once I paint something I am done with it and just want it gone-I like the hunt and the painting!

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  10. Great looking dresser! And, the wreath made me smile...I have one just like it, with the same ribbon and all, that I purchased from Marion (Miss Mustard Seed) at the Chapel Market. I keep moving it around all over the place...
    Judy
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Judy-I bought the set of wreaths from Decor Steals.com and love them. I love MMS too!

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  11. What a beauty...as always!! Keep using the wreaths in your pictures and the lovely iron piece too. It's all in the details. Thanks for sharing over at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love using the wreaths, they are so pretty and easy!

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  12. Love it--so pretty and sweet! Thanks for sharing linking up at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  13. What shade of grey is that it seems to have a little bit of blue undertone to it, I love how it turned out and how the dark wax get into the cracks and makes it look old.

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    1. Thank you-the grey is a mixture that I concocted in my garage! I like to custom mix colors for my pieces

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  14. Totally gorgeous! Love how you styled it too, with the wreath! Love the distressed look! Would love to have you link up with us at our party tomorrow on my blog please :) Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thank you Kendra-I will go join your party!

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  15. What a beautiful piece--I pinned it because I love the colors you used! Thanks for linking up to the Pretty Preppy Party.

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    1. Thank you Christy-love your party and I love the colors too!

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  16. Seriously stunning! The color choice was perfect. Thanks for linking up to the Pretty Preppy Party! xx, b

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