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Creating a Bold Two Toned Dresser: Annie Sloan's Antibes Green and Graphite

I recently picked up a color of Annie Sloan chalk paint I hadn't tried before, Antibes Green. My goal is to try all the colors in Annie's collection. I've made my way through nearly all the neutrals, so now it's time to go a bit bold with my color choices!

This tall french provincial dresser was the perfect candidate for a two-toned paint job. Whenever the drawers are inset in a frame and sit perfectly flush, painting the drawer fronts in a contrasting color adds a modern twist on a traditional style piece.

Antibes is a bright, cool green traditionally found on rustic French and Irish furniture. 

I first went on the drawers with a coarse brush to give them a bit of texture. This color combination is a bit of an experiment for me, but I love how the bold green pops against the deep graphite frame.

What I really loved about this piece was the unique drawer pulls. I love their rounded, intricate detailing. They're a bit of a nod to the fleur de lis, which makes me feel like this dresser is something I'd find in a colorful New Orleans home. 

To give the fronts even more depth and dimension, I opted to brush on a tinted white wax rather than just going on with a clear finish. It brings down the sheen of the green a bit, but still keeps things bright and dynamic. 

I'll post this for sale this week, and I'm really curious to see if someone loves this bold contrast as much as I do!