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Inspiration from French Provincial Furniture: Gray-Blue Dresser

Long, wide dressers are my favorite pieces to discover.  They're always effortlessly elegant, even before they've been painted.  But once I work my magic, the transformation is always striking to me. This vintage dresser definitely fits the bill, and is one of my most beloved pieces.


I had the image of a French provincial style dresser in mind [though this isn't a French piece] when it came time to choose the color.  I wanted to keep it light and classic, because I wanted the beautiful details to be showcased. I created a custom color using Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue and French Linen. I was inspired by other pieces I'd seen [including these], and I'm so happy with the look!

I decided to paint over the brass knobs and lightly sand them to allow some of the gold patina to peek through.  The blue and gold are a perfect pairing, in my opinion!


I also went with some light sanding and distressing, so the original wood tones could be revealed just a bit. I also used Amy Howard's Dust of Ages to add that little extra oomph and depth to the details.  


I had a really hard time choosing which photos to post of this dresser, so I ended up including most of the ones I took! [feel free to scroll through the rest below] I just feel like each photo helps show off each and every nuance of the piece in a new way.  

From the pulls right down to the feet, this piece is a charmer.  I have it for sale in my shop and on Craigslist [I'll post it in my Etsy shop soon enough!] and I know it will be a showstopper in any space its in. Like I always say, a dresser never has to be relegated to just the bedroom. This one would be a lovely dining space sideboard, an expansive tv stand, or a lovely changing table for a baby's room.