Painted Furniture – Curvy Dressers

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Earlier this summer I was fortunate to come across two beautiful French Provincial pieces by Dixie, a single highboy chest and matching double bow front dresser with mirror.  I must not have shot a before of the long one but I did snap a picture of this earlier this summer.

before highboy

I absolutely love the style and curves of these pieces and these classy older pieces are so well built.

French Provencial dresser painted taupe, white, chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture ideas american paint company Rushmore Home Plate 6

I started out with an idea in mind but halfway through my layering, I put the drawers back in and thought,” hmm that doesn’t look too bad.”  I thought to myself, “self, maybe I should just stop and go with this.”

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I debated over it for a few days but the clean crisp contrast without any distressing just about took me over the edge.

French Provencial dresser painted in gray, white, layered chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture during chalk clay ideas 2

You see, I’ve never been one to fall to peer pressure.  I really don’t care if other people think I should be painting every style out there.  I am who I am and if I don’t like it, I have a hard time putting my name on it.  What can I say?

I ended up following through with my original idea of layering a custom mixed cream color over the dark to lighten up the base but I held off on extreme distressing on these pieces because I thought it would distract from the elegant lines.   Now that’s more like it!

French Provencial dresser painted in gray, white, layered chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture during chalk clay ideas 4

The drawers were painted in American Paint Company’s Rushmore.  To add a little more depth and dimension, I pounced some American Grit, a fine gray powder by American Paint Company, into the wet wax.

French Provencial dresser painted in gray, white, layered chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture during chalk clay painted furniture ideas colors American Grit

I love the original hardware ~ it gets me every time!

French Provencial dresser painted taupe, white, chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture ideas american paint company Rushmore Home Plate 8

I used my favorite Dark Vintage Antiquing Wax by American Paint Company to finish the top of the dresser.  I can’t get enough of this wax over dark paint, the look is absolutely DELISH!!  It almost reminds me of a Venetian Bronze and had the most beautiful color and finish.

French Provencial dresser painted in gray, white, layered chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture during chalk clay painted furniture ideas

Here they are…

French Provencial dresser painted taupe, white, chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture ideas american paint company Rushmore Home Plate 4

French Provencial dresser painted taupe, white, chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture ideas american paint company Rushmore Home Plate 1

Both the highboy and the dresser are sitting pretty at our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby in Holland, Michigan.

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Post courtesy of Shizzle Design in Michigan

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  1. I love this!! The color is absolutely perfect!!

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