This French Provincial lingerie chest was in excellent condition when I found it but it had that funky speckled ivory colored faux finish on it. You know the one I’m talking about, the type trimmed in gold? Yep, that’s the one! I love the style but the white drawer pulls were not cutting it. at all.
I painted the piece then used 0000 steel wool to burnish the finish then got started on the hardware.
I love how the steel wool changes the look and feel of the raw paint. The paint seems to take on an entirely different dimension and has so much more character than just a solid color.
I was in love with everything except the glossy white hardware. What were they thinking? It didn’t even look good on the original. I love the style but the white had to go. It was way too much “in my face”.
I had to decide on a color to paint them so I pulled out a box of vintage hardware and found a piece for inspiration. I looked closely to see the different color variations then grabbed similar colors from our stash of chalk & clay paints and went to town.
Because these were a super glossy white lacquer, I gave them a VERY quick spritz of metallic spray paint. Typically this step will be eliminated because hardware is usually brass or some other type of metal.
It took less than 20 minutes to paint all seven drawer pulls and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results!
A hui hou “Until we meet again” ~ Shelly Andrade of Shizzle
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