Monday, May 21, 2012

French Linen Dresser


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I found this bow front dresser with hardware that I love at an estate sale a while back.  I normally don't have much luck at estate sales, but this one was a pretty good price and I loved the size and shape of it.  I was going to paint it using CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist, but then I saw this desk painted in French Linen and loved it!  I've used French Linen before on this dresser.  I restained the top in english chestnut, but it wasn't quite dark enough so I put a coat of dark walnut on top then I was happy.  I spray painted the original hardware oil rubbed bronze (these are my favorite types of pulls).  I used CeCe Caldwell's wax over the paint.  This wax just paints on like melted butter and has a beautiful soft sheen. 







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21 comments:

  1. I love this one! And I just did the same thing with English Chestnut stain on Friday too... it was too light so I pulled out the old stand-by Dark Walnut : ) That's what I get for trying to branch out!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I do love Dark Walnut!

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  2. Beautiful job on the dresser. Dark walnut is my go-to as well!!

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  3. Beautiful!! Would love to have you link up to my furniture party http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/05/furniture-friday-16-and-features.html
    xo...mONICa

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    1. Thanks Monica - I will go link up. :)

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  4. beautiful! i love the wood top- this piece is such a classic!

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  5. Hi, Stephanie! I'm a new follower. You're right, those old Drexel-style hardware pieces are charming. Masculine, but with a soft edge. I'm glad you left them dark on this piece! You did a great job. I'll have to try some Cece's sometime!

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  6. A really beautiful piece. Love how the wood top contrasts with the gray. Terrific job! Visiting you from House of Grace, so happy to be now following. :-) Have a great night!
    Sharla

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  7. She's a beauty! What a wonderful combination~the dark top looks fantastic with the paint you chose. Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks! Just took a look at the table you did. :)

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  9. What a beautiful look. So nice to meet you...I'm a new follower too. Stop by anytime, Lori

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  10. Thanks Lori, headed to your blog now!

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  11. Sandi @ Makingithomey said... I love it, the top is beautiful. Did you use wax on the top also? It turned out great. Also, were did you order your CeCe wax? Thanks Sandi

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  12. Thanks Sandi! I used polycrylic on the top and I actually get the CeCe wax at a local antique store called City Antiques in Roswell Ga. Jill who sells it out of her booth may also ship it. Look at her website: http://www.weatheredpieces.com/p/shop-paint.html

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  13. Really pretty and the wood top looks so rich!

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