A Dresser and Chest of Drawers to Die for!

I received a phone call from one of the nicest young ladies the other day.  She was calling in regards to another set of furniture I had just finished.  Unfortunately, it had already sold.  We discussed what she was looking for, and the search began.  A Dresser and a Chest of Drawers were next on her decorating mind for her master bedroom.  She wanted something cute and unique and a tad shabby chic.

I wondered upon an Estate Sale not too far from my home and there they were.  The perfect pieces!  I immediately sent her over pictures of both the Dresser and the Chest of Drawers for her approval.  I knew they looked a little bland and boring, but hoped she would see through their current state.  Needless to say, I went home with both pieces that day.

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The next step was to have my customer send over some inspiration pictures so I had some idea of what she’d like these pieces to look like.  Luckily for me, she knew exactly what she wanted and supplied me with great pictures for inspiration.

We decided to paint both pieces Annie Sloan’s classic Old White chalk paint.

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Carefully painting around the edges of the drawers…

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To really make the pieces original, we add a custom pop of color to both tops and hardware.  She wanted a pretty “bluish grey”, so I mixed a little Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue with some French Linen chalk paint until I had the perfect shade of blue/grey.

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After a little distressing and two coats of Annie Sloan Clear Wax, the two pieces came together perfectly!

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