I always love when a client inquires about re-designing this Hepplewhite type of dresser. They always provide such a dramatic before and after with their distinctive hardware! Devon was looking for a soft, pale blue, and it came to be … Continue reading
The majority of my business is redesigning vintage furniture that is sentimental to my client – a cherished table from their grandparents or their childhood bed or dresser. But I also keep a list of items that clients are searching … Continue reading
Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey is a favorite of mine. It is a dreamy light dove grey with cool undertones. I especially love seeing it paired with whites – either Pure White or Old White. And I love painting pieces for friends. … Continue reading
This is the other dresser that Stephanie brought me to redesign for her family’s beach house. As a reminder, if you missed the Napoleonic Blue Dresser, here is the before photo. There were two identical dressers.
This dresser had some peeling finish and veneer. I started with sanding, cleaning with soap and water, then making the repairs, and cleaning again with mineral spirits. Darker wood has tannins in it and typically bleeds through when painted in a lighter color, so I started by priming this entire dresser.
Next, several coats of Annie Sloan Pure White were painted. I sanded everywhere for a smooth finish and a little harder on the edges and details. A finish coat of Annie Sloan Soft Wax was the last step, with a second coat on the top for added durability.
The original hardware was removed and painted in the same Annie Sloan Pure White. They were also lightly distressed and waxed.
The distressing is very subtle, but provides added interest.
As I usually like to do, I added some paper to the top drawers. I just tape it in, so my clients can easily change it out down the road.
Again, I had fun staging this dresser for its time at the beach. I used shells collected by my daughter on our beach vacation last year, a conch I found at a local estate sale for $2, and some of my finds at the Country Living Fair. You can read about my day trip here.
I finished the vignette with another great burlap art frame by Rustic Ink. This time, Cristin created a fun Seas the Day anchor print for me. I fell in love with it and actually bought it from her to give as a hostess gift this past weekend. But don’t worry… she can make another for you! Give her a call and tell her Hazel Mae Home sent you!
I love how this dresser turned out. From dark and heavy to light and beachy. Thank you for the repeat business, Stephanie!
Other beach house dresser – Napoleonic Blue Dresser.
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Sharon had this dresser for years… and years. It was her Aunt’s dresser and had made it’s way into her daughter’s bedroom. It is a beautifully made piece, very solid and offers so much storage! I was so excited to … Continue reading
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A lot of you have asked where I paint. I am lucky to have a spare bedroom that I call my Hazel Mae Home office! It is just enough space to paint most furniture pieces. And since Annie Sloan Chalk Paint … Continue reading