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 (sorry, I did not measure when I mixed the two clolors together). 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 :)
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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
I love the transformation - the French Linen is beautiful. Found you at Mod Vintage Life.... CathyReplyDelete
Gorgeous! The lines of this dresser is just beautiful! I have used French linen several times and I love it! Have a blessed day!ReplyDelete
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, MartyReplyDelete
Such a great makeover - the paint was chosen perfectly for the dresser. I am in love with the gray.ReplyDelete
So pretty. Love the color. You did a fantastic job on this dresser.ReplyDelete
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
Gorgeous! Love the two tone linen. :) It seems to accentuate the curves. :)ReplyDelete
Mimi.....what a beautiful transformation! Love the curves on this piece and the color is perfection!ReplyDelete
You have done a wonderful job! It looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Paris Grey and Old White are my go to colors - I never tire of seeing them on transformations - this dresser is perfection now!
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.ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous transformation! I love the 2 toned color choice. Beautiful! ~SonyaReplyDelete
What a beautiful makeover! Nicely done!ReplyDelete
Best Wishes and Blessings,
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
She's so BEAUTIFUL! That was a great find.ReplyDelete
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!!!
Looks beautiful, love the contrast of the greys!ReplyDelete
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
Love the French linen. Very creative. I have the same piece from Drexel. May try this on my piece. Thanks.ReplyDelete
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 @TheDedicatedHouseReplyDelete
AMAZING transformation. Also loving the decor you placed on top. Perfectly styled!ReplyDelete
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.
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
Beautiful! I love the grey!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love how you did the drawers, too. I love pieces like this, too.ReplyDelete
This dresser turned out just lovely!ReplyDelete
thank you for linking up I love your dresser!! I am featuring your dresser at my party going on now!!ReplyDelete
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this is simply gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing on junkin joe...featuring you today : ) hugsReplyDelete
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
hi ashley .thank you and yes, i did buff it after i waxed it.ReplyDelete
Did you sand down the dresser first, or just painted on top of the old shine?ReplyDelete
Looks fabulous!! Loving the two-tone grey! http://www.lovesthefind.com/ReplyDelete
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
Oh man! I have not done well keeping up with comments. I hope your project went well. I didn't measure when I did the mixing. So sorry... I couldn't even guess at this point it's been so long.Delete
I also wold like to know your mixture of French linen/Old white! :)ReplyDelete
Hi... I have not kept up on comments. Hope your project went well. I did not measure when I mixed and it's been so long that I can't even guess at it. Hope you found a good blend!Delete
definitely want to try this on a piece I have in our guestroom. What type of brushes do you use? I've never painted furniture before (I usually just spray paint everything LOL)ReplyDelete
Hi Josh, Great you are delighted with this 357. I've got one myself because like 10 decades. I enjoy it as well, not modded as yours however.ReplyDelete
At this time it doesn't operate, it chokes if warm. Brought into some neigbour of mine and he will get a deeper look at it.
It feels like a few have had difficulty using the automatic decompression valve, so does yours have this?
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