Monday, October 21, 2013

A French Linen (sorta) Dresser

Remember the barn sale I helped out with last month? Well we brought a bunch of the stuff left over from the sale down to our houses and had an official "estate sale" in the first floor of my friend's house. Since there wasn't much furniture to sell, and estate sales require furniture, we decided to light a fire under our bums and get some of our hoarded furniture painted for the sale. 




I bought this dresser at another estate sale a couple of months ago. We painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a 2 to 1 mix of French Linen and Old White. The dresser looks mostly grey, but out in the sun it has some taupe tendencies. The accent painting was done in Old White.   



The top of the dresser was sanded down to bare wood and stained with Minwax Whitewash Pickling Stain. The top was then waxed with 2 layers of Miss Mustard Seed White Wax - and turned out beautifully.





The base was waxed with Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax and then one coat of the White Wax.  We ended up using an entire container of white wax on this piece. It had a really nice effect on the top, but a negligible impact the rest of the dresser with the clear wax underneath. 




The white wax has a greater effect if applied directly over the paint. If I were doing this piece again, I would apply the white wax to the areas I wanted accented prior to putting on the clear wax.








Oh, and by the way . . . this is what it looked like before . . . 



Looks better now, don't you think?




This piece did not sell. Dangit! So if you're interested,  and live close enough for delivery, just let me know!

Make something wonderful today!

Karen


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12 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That is a gorgeous piece. I can't believe it didn't sell. Someone will snap it up. Love the color combo! xo Diana

Nita Stacy said...

I love how this turned out. This is one of the prettiest grey and white pieces I've seen. I'd love to be at that sale.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Very pretty finish on your dresser! I've got a big green dresser I'm bumping into in our basement that I've got to repair and get it out of there! Maybe we could all get together and have a furniture swap. :)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Looking good! Hmmm....you have me thinking. I have too much furniture to fit in my shop but when I have a "yard sale" I never seem to sell it. So I can call it an estate sale? Maybe?

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

That turned out very pretty! I'm surprised it didn't sell..but I bet it will next time!

Bliss said...

I like it!

Kirby Carespodi said...

It's a beauty! I'd put it in my booth, but it's a little inconvenient...

fiona anderson said...

Great makeover, I really love the colour and the white wax. I'm sorry it didn't sell !

Cecilia Bramhall said...

It turned out beautifully. Can't believe it didn't sell! I just had my first experience with ASCP and it's amazing. Love the colors!
Hugs,
Cecilia

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I'm shocked that someone didn't scoop up that beautiful piece!!! Looks amazing, my friend!

:) Linda

Marie Blackburn said...

Just love the French Linen and Old White combo - so pretty! I love how you painted out just a few of the details in white. Stunning makeover! I'm glad I found it over at the Wow Us Wednesday Party.
Marie@InteriorFrugalista

Leslie Harris said...

Karen I cannot believe this didn't sell, it's SO pretty. I clicked on this post because I need to exchange my ASCP Old White (too much) for another color and I still haven't used French Linen yet, although every time I see it on someone's project I love it. This piece looks special with the details in Old White.

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