A client brought me a set of two, French Provincial, vintage dressers to refinish. You probably remember the headboard and nightstands that I painted for her too. I love the wavy fronts and delicate details of these two dressers.
When she brought me the dressers, none of the drawers would close. I hired Mr. Rubbish to plane all of the drawers. He used his planer to scrape a thin layer of wood off the top of the drawers until each one was a perfect fit.
The previous finish was a shiny enamel in a dirty beige with gold trim and brass hardware.
She wanted them to be painted cream, so I found a pretty shade of Behr ultra paint, called Cream Puff.
I painted all the tiny trim with Behr paint in Swiss Coffee. I mixed some Old White Chalk Paint 50/50 with water to make a white wash for the hardware. I used Annie Sloan clear wax to protect the paint and give the dressers a subtle sheen.
The second dresser is a matching tallboy.
I painted both of the dressers the same.
I think my client scored on finding these beauties for cheap on Craigslist. I am glad that I was able to give these old dressers a second life.
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