Earlier this summer I was fortunate to come across two beautiful French Provincial pieces by Dixie ~ a single highboy chest and matching double bow front dresser with mirror. I must not have shot a before of the long one but I did snap a picture of this earlier this summer.
I absolutely love the style and curves of these pieces and these classy older pieces are so well built.
I started out with an idea in mind but halfway through my layering, I put the drawers back in and though ~ hmm, that doesn’t look too bad. I thought to my self, “self, maybe I should just stop and go with this”
I debated over it for a few days but the clean crisp contrast without any distressing just about took me over the edge.
You see, I’ve never been one to fall to peer pressure. I really don’t care if other people think I should be painting every style out there. I am who I am and if I don’t like it, I have a hard time putting my name on it. What can I say?
The base of the cabinet was already coated in American Paint Company’s Freedom Road but I wanted to lighten it up. To do that, I mixed up a creamy color using mostly APC’s Home Plate with a smidgen of Rushmore and Heaven’t Light. I did a somewhat elegant distressing on these pieces to give them a custom feel without distracting from the elegant lines. Now that’s more like it!
The drawers were painted in APC’s Rushmore. To add a little more depth and dimension, I pounced some American Grit, a fine gray powder by American Paint Company, into the wet wax. We carry American Grit both in our Shizzle Design location as well as on our Online Shizzle Shop.
I love the original hardware ~ it gets me every time!
I used my favorite Dark Vintage Antiquing Wax by American Paint Company to finish the top of the dresser. I can’t get enough of this wax over dark paint ~ the look is absolutely DELISH!! It almost reminds me of a Venetian Bronze and had the most beautiful color and finish.
Here they are…
Both the highboy and the dresser are sitting pretty at our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby in Holland, Michigan.
Well ~ they were when I posted this, for availability stop into Not To Shabby at 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI 49424 or contact me for an update. Dimensions for the pieces are available on our Shizzle Style Furniture for Sale page.
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a hui hou ~ Shelly