Pretty Pink French Provincial Highboy with video

I only caught a few shots of this little princess before she left the building.

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She was already a beauty when I purchased her.  The finish had really yellowed over time and she needed a little boost.


before transform this dresser

I base coated the entire piece in American Paint Company’s Freedom Road then painted everything, except the top with Cameo, a limited edition color which has just been retired.  Cameo is a very subtle, pale pink.  I have to admit, I’m not a pastel person, but my friend kept hounding me to do this piece in that color so I finally gave in and painted the dang thing in pink just to shut her up ~ lol.


Ellis Collection - Cameo
American Paint Company’s Limited Edition Cameo

It actually is a very, pretty pink.  It’s so subtle, that most people who strolled in while I was working on it, assumed it was a vintage white.


We may still have a few pints left of Cameo.  If you’re interested; click here.

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It was hot the day I painted this and the paint was drying faster than I could spread it on.  I should have watered it down more than I did but I was too busy talking.  Well if you know me; brush strokes drive me bonkers so when it came time to distress, I decided to use my sander.  I use that brush as a little feather duster when I’m sanding.  I usually wet distress, but when I do sand, I like to brush the dust away so I can see how far I’ve distressed.

Distressing back to the base color

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This is the best overall shot I could get before she sold

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Here’s the close ups

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One of my awesome customers asked me what I meant when I mentioned I used cross-hatched brush strokes on the top so I shot one of my quirky videos to show her.

Shelly’s quirky video on Creating Beautiful Textured Finishes

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It was so cool to hear from the gal who bought this.  She picked it up from our booth at Not So Shabby and once she got home, she contacted me to see if I could paint a twin size bed to coordinate with it.  She said there is no hurry since her little princess is only 4 months old 🙂

Looking forward to finding the perfect bed to match!

Thanks for stopping by!  

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A hui hou ~ Shelly

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