Hard to believe today is the final day of June. We (the kids) are loving the lazier days around here without having to rush out the door to school, however I’m getting less painting done these days! I do have a few projects to share and I hope you enjoy them!
Right now, we are busy finishing up an art deco, curved top highboy dresser. It still has some finishing touches, that will make quite a statement once you see the whole thing. So far, I’m loving the curved top and wooden drawer pulls. So cool! Can’t wait to show you the completed look – coming soon!!
I’ve also been busy completing some custom orders. A friend of mine wanted a low dresser for her bedroom and I recently found this cool french provincial dresser at one of my favorite local shops. It was such a great, solid piece, that I knew I wanted to work on it even if she didn’t want it for her own home. She did end up choosing it and we decided to paint it using Annie Sloan’s Graphite chalk paint. Definitely one of my favorite colors in this line. It has such an elegant, classy look and really looks great anywhere.
With this piece, we decided to paint the hardware as well with this color. I love how the drawer pulls now act as accents to the dresser. They blend in so perfectly yet add a bit of dimension to the whole piece.
I also completed a small two drawer dresser for this same friend. This was a piece she had already had in her home. Of course, typical of me, I jumped into this project without taking a ‘before photo’ of this dresser, so you’ll have to imagine what it looked like. This piece was originally a creamy yellowish white with decorative paintings covering each side. The texture of this small dresser was very rough, it was clear that this piece was meant to look as if it had just spent decades in a cottage in the French countryside. As I prepped it for refinishing I started to smooth out a bit of the texture on the edges, just so the new finish, specifically along the edges, would have a slightly smoother look. I didn’t smooth out the entire top or sides on this piece, however. I thought the texture added to the overall feel of this piece and didn’t want to erase that completely.
I love the way this piece looks with fresh coats of Paris Grey by Annie Sloan. The subtle distressing along the edges and the light addition of dark wax add to the aged appearance of this beautiful accent piece. I’m hoping my friend is as excited with this finished look as I was – just wish I had taken a photo with the hardware on it! I’m hoping to add a ‘finished’ photo here soon of this piece!