9.2.14

French Dresser

I feel like I broke some kind of furniture painting rule.  I forgot to take the before picture of the dresser I painted.  Any second now I am afraid I am going to get an email saying Victoria, here is your fine for not showing the before picture. Sorry!


Painting is extremely therapeutic for me.  After a very long day when everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, I just want to grab a paint brush and start painting.  I forget I am going to be writing a blog post about it. Of course after painting for about an hour, I realize Oh snap, I should have taken a picture.
This was a very pretty dresser to start out with.  She got curves and legs.  But I wanted her to be something special...very Marie Antoinette.






Soft, feminine with a bit of bling.  But nothing in life is perfect.  She has her own perfectly imperfect flaws.









 I painted her with Anne Sloan's Old White then topped it with watered down Louis Blue.  I added antique gold wax to bring out the details.  Then used clear wax and dark wax to age it a bit.  Isn't she lovely?  This girl got some attitude!

 These antique gold iron candle holders are absolutely beautiful.  Can you tell I love a little shabby bling bling?

Love,
Victoria


Linking up with:
http://threemangoseeds.blogspot.com/
http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/
http://www.modvintagelife.blogspot.com/
http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/10-diy-projects-recipes-monday-funday-link-party-55/#more-14318
http://www.worthingcourtblog.com/2014/02/the-scoop-link-party-105.html
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/02/203rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html#more
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://missmustardseed.com/
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
http://www.commonground-do.com/2014/02/be-inspired-176.html
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
http://shabbyartboutique.com/2014/02/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-36.html
http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful lady - love the subtle gold accents and the distressing. I forgive you for not having before photos. My camera just ate several of my projects' befores!

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I think my problem is I can only paint at night when the girls are asleep. By then I realized it is too dark to take pictures and I can't stop myself from start painting.

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  2. I adore this, I wish it was mine. I love the gold and just the color all around. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I am a bit obsessed with antique gold. : )

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  3. Oh my word, this is gorgeous. I love your color choice and the bling is perfect. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Please excuse what is probably an obvious question but do you put the gold on before the blue or after? How do you keep it in those tiny lines without getting it on the blue? Also can you share more information on the brand of wax you used? I LOVE IT!!!

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    1. I put the antique gold wax on after I painted the dresser with the blue. As for the tiny lines, it is all due to my OCD tendencies. : ) I used a very small brush and also the wax is much easier to paint on than say if you use a gold glaze which has much thinner consistency. I forgot the name of the antique gold wax but I got it from AC moore. Ask for gold leaf kits and you should be able to find it around that section. I also use Annie Sloan clear and dark wax. Hope that helps!

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  5. Love it.. and the colour too! take care, Maryann

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  6. love this piece!! was the gold wax gold gilding wax?thanks!

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  7. It's Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/02/make-it-pretty-monday-week-89.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. She is a beautiful dresser, I love her blue color with the bling in gold. A girl can never have too much bling.

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  9. Love this and just wanted you to know you are featured at Inspire Me today. www.astrollthrulife.net. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Wow! She is fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing all of your great techniques to getting such a wonderful look. Congrats for being featured over at A Stroll Thru Life blog party. I am following you now.

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  11. I love your piece it is gorgeous. I am following you.!

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  12. love all your work. your fridge got me at hello! I'm your newest follower (number 93)

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  13. Another beautiful find transformed by Victoria!

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