Monday, April 6, 2015

Robins Egg Blue and Gold on a French Provincial Dresser


I found this very cute and small French Provincial dresser at the Flea Market and loaded it up to come home with me.  
Before:

I bought Robins Egg blue chalky paint from The Urban Rooster  and decided to try this new color on this dresser.  Since this piece had a laminate top, I did give it a quick sand so the paint would adhere better.  After 2 coats of paint I sealed the dresser with clear AS wax and then hand painted the details and the pulls in gilding wax.  I felt like this dresser needed a little somethin-somethin so gold it was! 


Hydrangea and silver-what's not to like? 


I used gilding wax on the pulls 








40 comments:

  1. The blue and gold are a beautiful combination, classic french. Love how this turned out.

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    1. Thank you-I love the two together too!

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  2. Lovely! I did check in to this paint but can't find any retailers. Is it mail order only?
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Paige-the Urban Rooster is a new paint company and they have some retailer, but mostly order by mail. It is a very reasonable cost compared to many chalk paint companies. If you mention that you heard if rom my blog that would be helpful. I might begin to sell it soon too.

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    1. Thank you Su-I like the blue and gold together too!

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  4. I know I probably keep repeating myself, but I LOVE this color combination. Of course, blue is my favorite color, so I would scoop this little dresser up in a second!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I love blue too and this is a small light dresser so it is perfect to load up for a show!

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  5. Zauroczona Twoimi pracami zakupiłam właśnie takie uchwyty do moich komód.

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    1. Thank you Ala-I like the blue and gold together!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-it is a nice shade of blue!

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  7. Love this dresser…the hue of blue is gorgeous! The pops of gold really make it stand out. We would love for you to link up to Something To Talk About Link Party - our readers love painted furniture :)

    Vicki and Jennifer
    2 Bees in a Pod

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    1. Thank you Jennifer- I will go link up-thanks!

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  8. Lovely - great size and color.

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    1. Thank you Debbie-I little paint can do wonders!

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  9. Beautiful! Where do you buy the "gilding wax"? Thank you.

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    1. Thank you MaryAnn-buy the gilding wax at my local store that sells AS chalk paint. If you look of Beloved Living website they sell it too. Love the stuff!

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    2. Do you have a link to the Beloved Living site? I'm not familiar with it and Google returns unrelated stuff. Thanks!

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    3. Hi Mary Ann-sorry auto corrected --Reloved Living-http://www.relovedliving.com

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  10. Lovely! You have a great eye and talent!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I love to paint a good dresser!

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  11. So lovely! Love it! I hope you have had a great Easter/spring break!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I did have a good Easter and I have just started my Spring Break from my school-I do work full time and so it is nice to have this week off. Getting ready for a big show in 2 weeks.

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  12. I love the blue and I would have never thought of the gold for handles it looks really pretty with the blue. Great job.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I wanted a little bit more of the gold so I tried it out!

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  13. So beautiful...I love the combination of blue and gold...that was my color scheme in my room when I was a teenager!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-I like the two colors together too-I bet your room was soothing!

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  14. Robins Egg blue is the perfect color for the dresser! Did you know that it is the inspiration for the Tiffany's blue?
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I didn't know that about Tiffany Blue but I am glad to know now!

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  15. Very nice Darrielle. Robins Egg Blue is such a pretty color and it looks great on this piece. I'm sure it'll sell quickly at the vintage show. How exciting to be part of that show!

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  16. Thank you Marie-it is a great color and the show is a lot of fun but so much work!

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  17. I get to meet it in person:-) Your booth is going to be loaded with so many yummy treasures. Love the color and the pop of gold is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-it will be fun seeing you next week and looking at all your gorgeous things!

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  18. It's so much better now! Before it was not pretty lol but as always, you turned it into something special :)

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    1. Thank you Rue-me and paint brush have some fun together!

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  19. I love what you did. I loved the vintage look of the before, but it definitely needed a paint job. Coming from Fridays Unfolded.

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    1. Thank you Pam-I love finding these dressers and I agree it did need a paint job!

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  20. Now, that is a true transformation! Just lovely!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-it does look better now!

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