Update: This French dresser has been sold. But, please read the article, you might get some handy tips!
Just finished painting this vintage dresser. Or as the French say, a commode, which is a low cabinet. I bought this dresser from a dealer who imports from France. I like painting these little pieces because they are not fine antiques, but they are solidly built out of oak and have a sweet French style.
Before photo showing nice 'bones' and pretty hardware.
After cleaning, sanding and priming, I painted the dresser a blue grey with white accents.
Base colors are a blue grey and white.
I couldn't remove the hardware, so I painted them a champagne metallic gold. I liked how the piece was looking, but I wanted to 'dirty' it up a bit. So, I applied an antiquing glaze. Then I realized I was losing the blue color, so I painted a blue glaze over the first glaze.
Antiquing glazes and light sanding to distress.
After the two glazed layers dried, I lightly sanded some areas to reveal the white color underneath. Finished with a dead flat acrylic sealant to protect the paint. I'm really happy how it looks now with an 'aged' antique look.
Top of dresser. A little sanding to reveal the layers underneath.
Close up of carved wood details.
Pretty cabriole legs.
This pretty French dresser has been sold. It's the perfect size for a bedside dresser and would look pretty in any room!
Till next time!
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