Wednesday, February 25, 2015

French Provincial Highboy Dresser


This is a quick post about a quick project I did 2 days ago for a client.  She dropped off her dresser and I painted it that same day and then she picked it up.  Since it was such a quick project I do not have a before picture and the photos I snapped were very quick and not very good, but here it is. 

I painted the dresser in white chalk paint (Garlic Clove by Benjamin Moore) and then sealed it with dark wax/hemp oil for the aged white look.  My client loved it and it is now in her shop looking for a new home. 












27 comments:

  1. The dresser looks wonderful. Did you apply the hemp oil and dark wax separate? in which order? Or did you mix them befor applying?

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    1. Thank you Cathie-I dip my brush in the hemp oil and then right in the dark wax and then brush on the piece. I then wipe off/rub in and this gives me a lot of control on the darkness of the aging and it is much faster and less labor intensive then wax only .

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  2. I love the highboy chest
    I would love to have one just like it painted or not painted

    you did a great job on it

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    1. Thank you Janice-it was a quick turn around on the piece and I wish I had gotten better photos!

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  3. wow!!!!! the dresser looks beautiful!!!!! have a niche evening, angie from germany

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    1. Thank you Angie-you have a great evening too!

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  4. I love people who are so quick and have such energy. I can't get myself to paint my things, let alone someone else's. Bravo for you. you are inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I like to get custom pieces done quickly so because I do not have room to store them for very long. I also like to just get it done with!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I am pretty fast and when I am on a roll I like to just finish and be done with it! The same goes for a workout! ha ha ha

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  6. That's a beautiful finish, and you accomplished it at lightening speed. It will find a new home for sure.

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    1. Thank you Maggie-it was a quick project-I like to be done as quickly as I can because I don't have a lot of space.

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  8. So lovely! You don't know how much I wish I could drop off a piece to you to transform!!!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I wish you lived near too-I would love to go shopping with you and have a cup coffee in your comfy home!

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  9. Love the stuff you do! Great looking projects! And thanks also for stopping by my blog!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Nancy-I just like to get my paintbrush out and paint!

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  10. That's awesome Darielle, she must have been so pleased to get it back so quickly. Looking forward to seeing the bed makeover - have fun!

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    1. Thank you Marie-The bed is done today and I actually did her huge dresser and 2 cabinets in the bedroom.

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  11. Great job! I love this style of furniture. Gorgeous piece!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. It's gorgeous and no wonder that your client loved it. I'm amazed at how fast you whip out these awesome projects! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I like to get things done quickly and out of my space-I did 2 other custom projects last week and each was done the same day.

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  13. Komoda jest po prostu cudowna

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