Monday, July 16, 2012

Whitewashed Gray Dresser

My friend stopped by the shop recently with this beautiful dresser in the back of her car and asked if I wanted to buy it. It is so nice when people bring furniture to me and especially when it is a fine piece like this one! I love the fancy scrolling details and the turned legs on petite caster wheels. 

The front looked like it was missing something on the raised center, so I added some wooden appliques that I acquired a while ago from a yard sale.  

This dresser is really wide and has a divided drawer at the top, so it could also be used as a buffet or sideboard.

I painted two base coats with French Linen Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Then I dry brushed Old White over all the details.  

I wanted the color to be more subtle and chalky, so I mixed some Old White Chalk Paint with water to make a wash and painted that mixture over the entire piece.  I whitewashed one drawer at a time and wiped it back with a cloth to leave a thin layer over the gray.

I love the way the French Linen looks with the whitewash over it.  I also whitewashed the lovely hardware on this dresser.

I finished the dresseby lightly distressing here and there.

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Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous - God you're good!!!!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Gorgeous as always! Those appliques were just the touch it was missing and the new paint has really brought it back to life! Amazing once again! Hugs, Leena



Cassie Bustamante said...

i love this one- just gorgeous!

Vintage Gal said...

Love, Love, Love this piece. What a beautiful job ~ Absolutely gorgeous ~

Emily said...

Awesome! I love the little wheels, too. So cute!

Tricia said...

Very nice piece. I'm loving the gray and white.

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

I love what you did! I have both french linen and old white to refinish a large piece that's already black. I adore your technique. Beautiful.

melissa @ said...

LOVE this dresser! I love how ASCP can transform just about anything! I love it when friends bring furniture to me! Although, no one has brought me a piece this amazing yet!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This is a gorgeous would look so pretty in my paris hotel suite (my master)!!

Anne said...

Super nice! Love the wood detail you applied to the oval raised piece.

Zorrie said...

I really love this dresser re-do! The detail you added to the front is beautiful and much needed! :) And I think the color is fantastic!!!

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Unknown said...

This is lovely! Such a beautiful transformation : o )

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

I LOVE the way this came out! French Linen is one of my favorite colors, and I like your wash over it. Your piece is so lovely! IMPRESSIVE!!


It's gorgeous! You're so talented! I must try this.

Cinde said...

Very pretty! Did you also use Soft Wax?

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Kathy said...

Can you share the wax color/ technique? Gorgeous!!

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