Refurbished Dixie French Provincial Dresser

Monday, July 2, 2012

My latest refurbished piece is finally done!  A 9-drawer, French Provincial style dresser with original pulls, approximately 40 years old that I was lucky to find.  It was a very nicely kept piece that was lovely on its own but I needed to paint something.  I was going through withdrawals not being able to get the creative juices flowing.  Not to mention I had been dying to paint something this color.  I love this blue-grey that I found at Lowe's.  It's a little darker than your classic french blue and what can I say -- j'adore.  Every photo I gravitate to on the web is a blue-grey like this or close to it, and yet I never seem to be able to break out of painting pieces white.  Taking the plunge, I decided this was the piece I wanted to jump in the deep end of the pool with.  & I love it!  Now to decide where it should go.  I'm leaning towards keeping this piece in our bedroom.  Our bedroom's ready for a re-do and I can't help but let this piece be the inspiration for setting the color palette.  

I'll be sure to take some photos and post them when I finally have the piece settled in its new place!

Finished Dresser.  Distressed and Hand-Waxed.

Close Up: Shabby blue and casual enough for our beach house.  Love.
The original dresser in its "Before" state.

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