French Provincial Dresser Makeover

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If I had to guess, I'd say that 80-90% of the pieces we work on are project pieces in the truest sense - as in, side of the road, falling apart, complete overhaul kinds of pieces. As satisfying as it is to transform them, it's always a nice surprise to find something that is in relatively good condition and just needs a little facelift.

French Provincial dresser in General Finishes Driftwood with Pitch Black Glaze

When I purchased this chest of drawers from the family of an elderly woman who had passed, I knew I just had to do it justice in honor of her. She had clearly taken impeccable care of it - it was in great shape! It had been some time since I'd worked on a French Provincial dresser, so I was really excited to get my hands on this one.

French Provincial dresser before painting

I decided to go for a classic look. First, a base coat of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood, applied with my HomeRight sprayer and ClingOn brush. I'm a big fan of this color - it's the same one I used to create the Restoration Hardware inspired finish on my burlap rocking chair.

painting General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint Cling On Brush

Then, I added some Pitch Black Glaze by General Finishes to add some more dimension. I finished the whole piece off with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

French Provincial dresser in General Finishes Driftwood with Pitch Black Glaze

General Finishes Driftwood with Pitch Black Glaze

General Finishes Driftwood with Pitch Black Glaze

French Provincial wood drawer in General Finishes Driftwood

French Provincial dresser hardware on driftwood grey chest of drawers

General Finishes Driftwood with Pitch Black Glaze French Provincial drawer front

General Finishes Driftwood with Pitch Black Glaze

I loved the patina of the original brass hardware, so I just gave it a bit of cleaning and called it a day. I think it complements the dresser beautifully just the way it is.

Frendh Provincial dresser hardware antique vintage bronze

Frendh Provincial dresser hardware antique vintage bronze

To add a little glamor to the drawers, I painted the sides with General Finishes Pearl Effects Glaze in Burnished. Because a little extra glitz never hurt anyone, right? :)

General Finishes Driftwood gray dresser pitch black burnished pearl effects glaze

An outdated french provicial dresser brought up-to-date with General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood, and Pitch Black and Burnished Pearl Effects Glazes | Furniture makeover by Anastasia Vintage

I still don't quite believe that I didn't even have to break out the wood filler or electric sander for this one!

An outdated french provicial dresser brought up-to-date with General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood, and Pitch Black and Burnished Pearl Effects Glazes | Furniture makeover by Anastasia Vintage

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