Tuesday, February 3, 2015

French Provincial Dresser

Last week I found this very large and heavy French Provincial Dresser at the Flea Market and of course loaded it up and brought it home. 
Before:
The front of this piece doesn't look to bad in the pictures, but the top was a gigantic mess.  When looking at this dresser French blue popped into my head and so I mixed up a custom color of homemade chalk paint and got my brush out.  After a few coats of blue I decided the dresser needed a little bling and so I added gilding wax to the inhaled details and then sealed it with dark wax and hemp oil.  

Since this piece is so large and heavy I was not able to bring it inside for photos, so please excuse the concrete and poor staging.  












This dresser sold very fast and that made me happy because I now have room for more furniture! 

Linking up with:
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31 comments:

  1. Luv the colors that you used here on this makeover...I see why she sold so fast.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you Su-After the blue was dry I felt like it needed more-bring on the gold!

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  3. Pięknie połączyłaś kolory. Kolor dodał komodzie charakteru.

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    1. Thank you Ala-I am happy with how the piece turn out!

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  4. You're doing great with your business! That is a very pretty piece.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda--I hope one day to have a actual business, but for now loving my hobby. It would be nice to have a workshop/store some time down the road.

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  5. What a beautiful job you did on that dresser! Just lovely!

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    1. Thank you Kathy-it turn out very pretty!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-it just felt like it needed some gold!

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  7. Another gorgeous Re Love of a piece. Soooooo pretty.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-you know me and furniture and a paint brush!

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  8. Gorgeous shade of French blue and beautiful touch to add the gold highlights! Very pretty, Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Robin-sometimes a piece just needs a little extra!

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  9. Another beautiful redo! You would certainly never be able to tell the top was in bad shape. Very pretty!

    Blessings...
    Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sherri-the dresser is pretty now and paint is an amazing transformer!

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  10. You always know how to choose the best colors for your furniture makeovers! Love this one and beautiful details. I'm not the least bit surprised that is sold already. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-It may sound crazy, but I wait for a piece to tell what color it needs to be! To many paint fumes maybe-ha ha ?

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  11. Gorgeous piece! I love the gold with the French blue, amazing transformation. I've never made my own chalk paint. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you-making chalk paint is very easy and affordable!

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  12. Why bother with staging? The piece stands on its own merit. Either is pleases or it doesn't, and no amount of staging will alter that.

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    1. Thank you Rush-I like to stage most of time since it gives me another creative outlet!

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  13. Another beautiful furniture makeover. Love the colors Darrielle. Wow, that sold fast, good for you!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-It was a big piece so I am glad it sold fast-in 2 days! Yippee!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-I like the gold on it!

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  15. That turned out so pretty! I love the French Provincial style and the gold sets the curves so nicely! Susan@simplystonecreek

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    1. Thank you Susan-I agree the gold does set he curves well!

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  16. Thank you for linking this at the Shabbilicious link party. I'm going through older parties and enjoyed this transformation - sharing it on FB today with my readers. Wonderful blog!

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