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.|