French provincial furniture is so popular right now. Every time I paint a french provincial piece, it sells within just a few days. They're just timeless and traditional. On the other hand, because French provincial can feel a little fussy and antiquated, I like bringing pieces like this dresser to a more rustic place. It's the one style of furniture that I really just love distressed.
Typically this style has a lot curves, which come to life when you take a little sand paper to them.
I kept things neutral using Annie Sloan's classic Old White for the base, since I like how the original wood tones peek through with distressing.
I went a little heavier than I usually do with the distressing, just because I was in the mood for a change.
I also opted to spice things up with a graphite top, since I like the two toned look on occasion.
This painting and distressing treatment lends itself to different design styles.
Because it's a classic shape in neutral colors, it can work in any traditional design.
The extra distressing allows it to work in a more rustic space [think 'rustic luxe'].
The graphite top reminds me of more industrial pieces, so if you're the person who loves mixing wood tones and metals, this is a great way to soften a space while still keeping it masculine.
Even though heavily distressed pieces aren't my personal style, I absolutely love this dresser and I'd love to recreate this style again!