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Tall Black Dresser with Pottery Barn Appeal

Tall Black Dresser with Pottery Barn Appeal

I’ve been getting a lot of requests from followers to get a heads up on pieces before they reach the store, so here goes ~ sneak peak of the black highboy dresser I finished tonight.
I had a lot of fun distressing this one.
I learned how to do this reading Guide to Furniture Finishes.
For less than the cost of a gallon of paint, you too can learn to get this look.
We just dropped this dresser off to our booth at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture
*Let me know if there is something you’re looking for that you haven’t seen.  We have a lot of projects in the works as well as some fabulous pieces patiently waiting their turn.  Contact us if you have a piece of furniture you would like painted!   Update:  Nov. 2014  We’ve been working about 90 hours a week.  To shorten up the amount of time spent at work, we have cut back on doing custom orders.  Feel free to check back with our studio from time to time as we may take select pieces from time to time depending on our current schedule.
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10 Comments
  • Candy
    Posted at 02:39h, 02 March Reply

    Beautiful piece. You cannot beat black. And, hey, I’ve already purchased the book and it is reaaaally good……so much good instruction.
    I’ve just become your most recent follower, so please, please come visit me and maybe you’ll decide to follow back. THANKS.

    • shellyandrade
      Posted at 04:53h, 02 March Reply

      Thanx for following Candy! I love the book too. Painting black has always been a little more challenging for me; I’m so used to using different paints. There are so many ways to do furniture and I love experimenting with different techniques. I’ll pop by and check it out:)

  • Jodi
    Posted at 02:48h, 03 March Reply

    Hi Shelly;
    I have been unable to send you a direct email through your blog…not sure why it won’t allow me to. Is there a direct email that I can use other than through your blog to send you some photos of two dressers that I’m interested in hiring you to paint and wax for me?

    Thank you!
    Jodi Bos
    jodibos@iserv.net

  • Michelle
    Posted at 20:04h, 03 March Reply

    Love your style and you are such a talented artist!!! Thanks for popping by my blog and commenting on my “zinc” table–if you make one I’d *love* to see it:)

    • shellyandrade
      Posted at 20:49h, 03 March Reply

      Thanx Michelle! When I do one, I will. It might be a while, I’m so busy right now I can’t even see straight – lol! Take Care, Shelly

  • cathy@my1929charmer
    Posted at 04:06h, 05 March Reply

    Gorgeous dresser, so very pretty. But then you always do such great work. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  • Honey at 2805
    Posted at 18:47h, 08 March Reply

    Very pretty! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I always appreciate your participation!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:54h, 27 May Reply

    Did you use Annie Sloan chalk paint for this piece?

  • shellyandrade
    Posted at 01:01h, 28 May Reply

    No, this piece was painted in an acrylic latex paint by Sherwin Williams.

  • JamieZee
    Posted at 07:41h, 10 December Reply

    When you layer two colors of Cece, do you make the top layer thinner? Also how did you distress the black piece? Sandpaper? Love it!

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