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.

Bedroom ideas?
Bedroom Dreaminess


  1. What blue is it if you still have the color/paint chip?

  2. Would love to know what color you used. It's beautiful!

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  4. I'd also like to know. Could you also share your process?