Wednesday, August 10, 2011

French Blue Chest

Paint...

Give me a can of paint and I'll do something with it.  If it doesn't work out, I figure I can always paint over it again.  So, needless to say a number of my friends were shocked when I told them I was going to refinish an Ethan Allen Medallion Collection chest of drawers that I've loved for years but had grown tired of it's finish. 

My inspiration was a lovely french blue chest of drawers from one of my favorite catalogs, Wisteria.

And here is mine....

I used a lovely blue gray paint combined wth cream and accents of gold around the drawers and top.  I then finished it off with a brown wax.  This was my first attempt at the distressed french antique finish.  I hope you like it.!! Let me know what you think.

One last thing, take a closer look below at the handmade votive.  An inexpensive yet dramatic effect accomplished by hot gluing tulip petals to the bottom of a votive and voila....

 

21 comments:

  1. Heather, It looks beautiful. I love the header.You did a terrific job! Not surprised though, you are so creative!

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  2. I adore how it turned out! Looks awesome!

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  3. I think your dresser looks better than the catalog's. What paint color did you choose? I would like to paint my vintage dresser in that same color. Beautiful!

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  4. gorgeous!! i love the outlines on the drawers- they look beautiful!

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  5. Love it! It looks great with just the right amount of accent paints and wax. I have a dresser that I'm going to try to paint the same way. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. just beautiful! Saw your dresser link at Feathered Nest Friday. I also smiled at your bio and the 'chemo hair' comment. I have a friend who is a cancer survivor, and she said the same thing! :) Glad you are doing well. Blessings for a healthy and happy 2012.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous. The color is so so beautiful! I would love it if you'd link it up to my party!

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  8. What a beauty. Thanks for sharing! Stop by anytime and visit, Lori

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  9. Beautiful chest. Love the color. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  10. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  11. Beautiful, Larissa! Love the color$

    Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

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  12. That turned out gorgeous! Great job!
    Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  13. This came out so pretty and it's so so close to the inspiration. You really nailed it! I featured you today, too!

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  18. I love french chest of drawers specially white finish..because it touches my heart..and I believe there is nothing soul and heart than french style furniture ..thanks for sharing this article useful...

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