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Jul 25, 2011

Dresser in Provence


I bought this dresser at a garage sale.  The dresser is painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence.  The top was stripped and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut.


I used AS Soft Wax and then distressed the dresser.


The polyurethane on the before was very thick and gloppy.


I thought about sanding the dresser before I painted it, but decided to go with the rougher rustic look.

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36 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

a very pretty update for a vintage dresser. I am a new follower (#51) of your blog.
Joy

BeingBrook said...

Love the color and little glass knobs! Beautiful refinishing job.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Loving the end result it looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

another fabulous piece, katie! love the color and i love the sweet shape of that piece! the provence i used didn't come out as pretty as that- mine had a lot more green to it. i think it always comes out differently!

Honey at 2805 said...

Great color and nice update!

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Honey

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a lovely color! I don't think I've seen many projects in this color before.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Totally love this color...and I really think the stained top turned out to be the perfect thing. Can't believe your list of linky parties. You go girl!

Good Time Charlie said...

That color is so happy! Great work! Visiting from Restore Interiors

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It turned out so pretty!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Incredibly well done. I love the wood and blue tones together.

Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse said...

Love the color! Thanks for visiting the other day! I'm loving this blog world!

Ana said...

Love the color Katie...Great job. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love this!! I've been looking around blogland at painted pieces for 2 weeks trying to find inspiration for a highboy dresser I inherited from my grandmother. This dresser is EXACTLY the color that I think would look perfect on it!! It looks so beautiful and unique!

Kristin said...

Wow--it's beautiful! What a great color--I think I'm gonna have to buy it next! Thanks for stopping by my blog...it made my day!

The Accent Piece said...

Looks great!
I'm your newest follower!

Cynthia said...

Great dresser! The colour is so fun!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

This is a fabulous piece. So glad you shared it with my newbie party.

Wendy said...

Great color choice! It looks awesome.

Kate at Dream To Life said...

Great job! Looks awesome :>)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

such a pretty color! it has such great lines to it and I love the glass knobs. Beautiful! visiting from Show and Tell Friday~

ShantyGirl said...

Beautiful choices in color and finish, I have been trying to decide what annie sloan color out of aubusson, duck egg or provence to use on old shutters to flank my windows in my living area, I have not seen alot of projects in this color but with you pictures I can see this is the perfect color to use! Love that you left the top rustic

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fabulous job! I love the color you chose and the way you kept the top natural. Chalk paint has been on my "to-do" list for ages. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Romantic Homes.

What wonderful project!

Have a happy weekend!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love that you left the top natural. It makes it look so warm. It's so much prettier than the original. Great vision!

Jessica Monte said...

I like the color choices you made for this piece. It looks FABULOUS!

Julie @ The Doodling Bug said...

LOVE, LOVE LOVE the color you chose!! :-)

Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry said...

Love the color!

MissBliss said...

Love, love, love what you did here!

If you have any advice on my upcoming redo, I'd enjoy your input :) Thanks so much!

http://chocolateshoesandcoffee.blogspot.com/2011/07/repurposing-your-vote-on-color.html

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice! I like the fact that you didn't overdo it. The top has a great rustic feel.

Butterbean Row said...

I love what you did to that dresser! the color is so pretty and French!

abeachcottage said...

That looks great, love the new colour.

Sherry said...

Your dresser turned great. Love that color on it and the natural top looks nice. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, there! I love this post. Can you please share again at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love the color you painted this! So pretty. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

gail said...

the color of this chest of drawers is so pretty!
love the distressing around the drawers.
gail

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Such a gorgeous color, it really turned out wonderfully! thanks for linking up to the party!
xo Debra