Wednesday, September 2, 2009

~ French Provincial Dresser Makeover - Tiffany Blue



The nightstands are done for Sweet Daughter. I just need to download the pictures. And I am pleased to say that they met with her approval. She likes them very much. The slate blue is just as pretty as the turquoise and will be a wonderful complement to her bedding. Actually any nightstands will be great since it took so long to find something. We are letting the topcoat cure for a few days before moving them to their home in her bedroom.
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Here is a little repeat post.
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I might be painting a smaller French dresser in the same way as the one in the picture soon, and this time I will take some pictures along the way so I can show them.

But in the meantime, here is a look
at the first one I painted.

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Singing The Blues.
Ah, but singing the blues in a good way. I matched the little blue Tiffany bag perfectly and as stated previously...it was bright! Sweet Daughter came by for lunch and thought it was a bit too bright. So I knocked it down a bit with a light wash of white, after I thought I was done. :)

Some of my flea market/garage sale friends probably find old dressers like this one every other week for next to nothing. I was thrilled to find it at consignment store for about $100. It's the older, all wood kind and very nicely constructed with dovetails. It's been waiting patiently for its time to be transformed. I had no idea this was what I would wind up doing when I bought it. Now the whole room will have to take this piece into consideration as it becomes the new studio space. Those drawers are just what I need for storage.

BEFORE


AFTER

I guess I've been craving this color of so long, I didn't even mind it at full strength. But she was right. At night it was extra bright. If you search for a color match on the web, you will find a whole lot of people looking for that particular color. But none of the ones they listed looked quite right to me. But this did the trick. I wanted to match the bag.

In the before picture you can see that the hardware was really beautiful in design but dark. So I added a bit of the blue, then a touch of silver and lastly gold to finish them off. After all the heart on the bag is gold.

See Y'all Soon!
With a New Project.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful job, Donna! I have to say the "before" was not horrible looking but you've really freshened it up. Glad to hear your daughter loved the night stands and looking forward to seeing those pics.

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  2. Love this dresser. The color is Tiffany perfect!

    Can't wait to see the nightstands.

    XXDenise

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  3. YOU'RE TEASING US!!! Seriously, I can't wait to see the pics - of both your dresser and the nightstands.

    tina

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  4. Okay...hmmm I think it's a french china cabinet...maybe not;p
    I can't wait to see it.

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  5. Hi
    I am so happy to have found your blog. The things you do to furniture is just amazing! I can learn a thing or two from you. Thanks for being such an inspiration.
    Sandi

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  6. That is the prettiest dresser I have ever seen. Love the colors, Love it!

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  7. This is just what I had been searching for all over the Internet! Yours is even more lovely than what I had in my own imagination. How inspiring!! I can't wait to get the rest of the info and start my girls' bedroom project. Bravo!

    -brandi

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