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.
I absolutely love the style and curves of these pieces and these classy older pieces are so well built.
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.”
I debated over it for a few days but the clean crisp contrast without any distressing just about took me over the edge.
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!
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.
I love the original hardware ~ it gets me every time!
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.
Here they are…
Post courtesy of Shizzle Design