Monday, October 14, 2013

French Linen Dresser

I came across this beautiful dresser at a yard sale a few years ago. Her paint and finish were a mess but everything else was in great shape.


This piece is from the Touraine Custom Collection by Drexel (circa 1950's to 1960's). To date, she's my favorite yard sale find and I was glad to finally work on her. I was really excited to buy another color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint too. French Linen was the color I chose to go with.


I painted the shell of the dresser in French Linen. For the drawers, I did a mixture of French Linen and some Old White. Here's how she turned out...




I love the serpentine shape and how she looks painted with just a bit of contrast. For the hardware, I used Old White and then did some distressing. It was just the right finishing touch for this piece.



She fits perfectly in our half bath. French Linen is such a great color and I look forward to using it more throughout our house. My husband was happy to see this color make its' way into our home :) 
Thanks for stopping by!

Linking To:

36 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this! French linen is such a great color and how you mixed it with the old white on the drawers is fantastic! Amazing job!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the transformation - the French Linen is beautiful. Found you at Mod Vintage Life.... Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous! The lines of this dresser is just beautiful! I have used French linen several times and I love it! Have a blessed day!

    Rita
    www.ferrytaleshome.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love, love, love the color. What a great makeover. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Party goes live at 2:30 PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a great makeover - the paint was chosen perfectly for the dresser. I am in love with the gray.

    ReplyDelete
  6. So pretty. Love the color. You did a fantastic job on this dresser.

    Ellya

    ReplyDelete
  7. love the dresser, I have just finished a buffet in french linen, have to wax it and I think I will use dark wax after. Your dresser is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous! Love the two tone linen. :) It seems to accentuate the curves. :)
    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
  9. Mimi.....what a beautiful transformation! Love the curves on this piece and the color is perfection!
    xx
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  10. You have done a wonderful job! It looks gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just gorgeous!!!
    Paris Grey and Old White are my go to colors - I never tire of seeing them on transformations - this dresser is perfection now!
    XOX

    ReplyDelete
  12. Mimi, this is stunning! I just love the Paris Grey and Old White/Grey color combination. Not distressing or dark waxing it gives it such elegance. I saw this over at The Inspiration Exchange party.
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such a gorgeous transformation! I love the 2 toned color choice. Beautiful! ~Sonya

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a beautiful makeover! Nicely done!

    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

    ReplyDelete
  15. Perfect, Perfect, Perfect! You have inspired me. I just picked up a French dresser much like this though with a flat front and am going to paint it to sell. Thanks for the inspiration I needed. Love the curved front on this piece!

    ReplyDelete
  16. She's so BEAUTIFUL! That was a great find.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi!!!

    I've had a beautiful vanity sitting in storage because I can't come to a decision as to how I want to paint it, but, I just love the way you used those two colors and how it turned out!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks beautiful, love the contrast of the greys!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gorgeous! I wouldn't have been able to sit on this beauty for a few years, I love the lines this dresser has.I have been dying to try French Linen on a dresser as well, wonderful job she looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the French linen. Very creative. I have the same piece from Drexel. May try this on my piece. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  21. You have done it yet again! It's simply stunning! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    ReplyDelete
  22. AMAZING transformation. Also loving the decor you placed on top. Perfectly styled!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Mimi,
    Awesome transformation. THumbs Up...

    BTW, did you mix the French linen and the Old White and blend b4 painting it? I am so curious as I am having a project with my old Finnish dresser or whatever you call it.

    TY for sharing and hope I get a positive feedback.

    Happy Monday.
    /CC girl

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you. yes, i poured some French Linen in a jar and then added a little Old White to it. i stirred it until it was all blended and then painted the drawers. hope your project goes well! take care.

      Delete
  24. Beautiful! I love how you did the drawers, too. I love pieces like this, too.

    ReplyDelete
  25. This dresser turned out just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  26. thank you for linking up I love your dresser!! I am featuring your dresser at my party going on now!!
    http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/10/bright-and-cheery.html

    brooke
    start at home

    ReplyDelete
  27. this is simply gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing on junkin joe...featuring you today : ) hugs

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is beautiful!! It has such a nice sheen! I am in the process of working on a dresser very similar to this. Did you buff it after you waxed it?

    ReplyDelete
  29. hi ashley .thank you and yes, i did buff it after i waxed it.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Did you sand down the dresser first, or just painted on top of the old shine?

    ReplyDelete
  31. Looks fabulous!! Loving the two-tone grey! http://www.lovesthefind.com/

    ReplyDelete
  32. HI, your dresser is fabulous! I'd like to ask about proportion of old white/ French linen on drawers' fronts - is this a mixture of 50/50? This is the shade of gray I' d like to achieve in my bedside tables.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I also wold like to know your mixture of French linen/Old white! :)

    ReplyDelete