Chalk Paint Color Dilema

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This was one of those projects that I started painting with an idea of what I wanted the end result to be, but it just didn’t feel right the whole time I was painting it.  I love duck egg blue and I like painting with white but the color coco by Annie Sloan is just not one of my favorites to work with.  I’ve seen plenty of pieces painted in it that are so beautiful but every time I use it, well it just bothers me. I kept at it though and the end result is absolutely one of my most favorite pieces to date.  Don’t you just love hand painted furniture?

I found this little gem on craigslist.  These types of dressers go pretty fast so I picked it up as quick as I could.  Although you can’t tell so much from this picture the handles were quite beautiful in person.  So I was pretty bummed when I couldn’t find an exact match to replace the broken one any where.  This dresser was obviously in a kids room, it had all kinds of stuff on it, crayon, glitter and little princess stickers on it.  It took me most of one afternoon just to get this piece clean and ready for painting.  I’m guessing the story behind the broken handle is that it was used as a stepping device to get on top of the dresser.  I seem to be pulling my little rambunctious two year old off of furniture more and more everyday so I know how that goes.

French Provincial Dresser 1

French Provincial Dresser 4
French Provincial Dresser 5


Hand Painted Dresser 2

I think the cast iron drawer pulls I got from Hobby Lobby really pulled it together.  I added antique gold Rub n Buff onto them.  That stuff is amazing, just wipes right on.

Hand Painted Dresser

French Provincial Dresser


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20 Responses

  1. Still one of my fave projects of yours, Stephanie!

  2. Beautiful transformation! Sorry about the pull! The new ones look great! Life to the full, Melissa

    • Hi Melissa,
      Thanks for stopping by to comment. Just read your latest blog post and you are a super busy woman which makes me feel even more flattered that you took the time to comment.

  3. I love the color, the design on the top and the pulls look great! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

    • Patty,
      Thanks so much for stopping by to share some love! I enjoyed seeing some of your furniture transformations on your blog as well. Loved the latest grey and white chest. Especially the extra work you did in painting the back.

  4. Gorgeous! I’ve done that many times, changed my mind mid paint job.

  5. It came out very nice indeed. The new hardware was the perfect touch.

  6. What a beautiful transformation! Those colors work so well together and you did a really lovely job!

  7. The shape of the dresser is greatly transformed by your choice of colors. The knobs are just right.

  8. Stephanie, what a lovely transformation. Those are three of my favorite colors & together they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff

  9. gorgemegus….my own word for really great. This rocks…SO are you moving to Killeen
    after reading your husband is army …If so I have a booth at a great shop in Belton that is 30 minutes from Killeen .Let me know if I am right.

  10. Beautiful job! The colors all look fabulous together, and those handles!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. You can find those draw pulls on eBay if that helps probably to late. I love the french provincal furniture and while looking around eBay came across the handles.