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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Little Dutch Dresser

Little Dutch Dresser

Not really sure if it is a Dutch dresser the carving detail  just reminds me of dutch furniture.
I bought it like this and even though it is cute it really lacked personality. Someone had just used a sprayer to spray light grey paint, but with minimal work I was able to give it a little style. I did this piece back in October, I am just behind in my blog posts.

I used a mixture of French Linen and white Annie Sloan chalk paint and gave the grey some more depth. I painted the body and carvings by mixing Old White and Pure White (1/2 n 1/2 mixture), and then just doing a little distressing with sandpaper.

I think it went from basic to quite charming!


  1. It's lovely. You're inspiring me--I'd like to do something just like it. Is French Linen a true gray, or is it a warmer color w/hints of taupe?

    1. Thanks, painting furniture is hard work, but so rewarding in the end.
      The Annie Sloan French Linen is a warm grey with hints of taupe. It is the most versatile gray I have ever used, it is a great neutral color. You can add white to brighten it or black to darken it. I have done pieces that have 2 or 3 shades of French Linen and it adds nice dimension to a piece without being over the top.