Monday, October 28, 2013

French Provincial Tall Boy Dresser

So some of you know that I share a space at Carver Junk Company with Kirsten from White Butterfly Furniture. I am so lucky to have become partners with her! 

When I came across this set at Goodwill, I knew I couldn't haul both home without making 2 trips....so I called up Kirsten, she met me there and we split the set.

Here is the lowboy...she kept this one and since I forgot to take a before of my taller dresser, I stole her picture ;)



A few weeks ago, Cassie over at Primitive and Proper did a gorgeous gray wash dresser that I haven't been able to get out of my head. To die for (click the above link to see it!). But aside from the drawers, the original finish was pretty good and I wasn't sure that a gray wash would hold. 

So I sanded down the drawers and tried the gray wash. It's not as good as Cassie's, but I do love the way it turned out!













This one will be for sale at Carver Junk Company in November! Be sure to check out White Butterfly Furniture, say hi, and see what she does with the matching dresser!

~Allison

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4 comments:

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

beautiful makeover!! I am itching to give two tone a try.

revivedbydelia said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Allison...this looks fantastic!! I've been playing around with new finishes and it is so hard for me to step out of my comfort zone but I'm having fun with it. You nailed this one!!

Dewdrop said...

It looks beautiful!! I love washes and I think you did a great job on this dresser.
I saw you featured at Miss Mustard Seed's
Debbie :)