Sunday, June 14, 2015

French Dresser Makeover

I love white furniture. White furniture is versatile because it's so easy to decorate around. So when I found this gorgeous French dresser and mirror by Henredon at an estate sale, I knew immediately all of these lovely details on the drawer fronts and sides would come alive with white paint.


Beautiful mirror

After the usual prep, I pulled out my favorite custom white color: a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Snow White and Antique White.

And added subtle glazing in General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze just on the drawer fronts to accentuate the lovely details. I usually don't do that much distressing to my furniture, but did in this case, because I was in the shabby chic zone! If you would like to see how I did a similar glazing treatment, check out my French chair makeover.

The mirror got the same treatment....

And as the final step used my favorite sealer by General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin.

It's already in its new home! Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Just gorgeous! I think the white makes the details stand out so much more. Beautiful.

  2. Wow this is beautiful! The details are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is beautiful! Love the work you put into it!

    1. Thanks so much, Pam! It was fun bringing all of the lovely details to life with white paint!