I’ve just spent the last 45 minutes hunting for the before pic of this dresser. I’m sure I took one with my iPhone but it’s MIA.
Believe me when I say, the transformation of this French Provincial Dresser turned French Country is amazing! It was in pretty rough shape. Multiple layers of brushed on white paint and all scratched and chipped.
I re-styled this eight drawer dresser in Miss Mustard Seeds’ Shutter Gray. This was my first time using this gray milk paint and I was a little surprised at how blue it is (especially when dark waxed) … but as you can see – such a gorgeous color!
The top was sanded and then stained with General Finishes Java Gel. I only applied one coat of stain because I wanted a rustic French Country look.
Once the stain was fully dry, it was top-coated with a few coats of Minwax Tung Oil. This was my first time using Tung Oil and I’m not sure what I think of it yet. I’ll keep you posted once I use it a few more times.
To give the dresser a time-worn-look and tie everything together, I top-coated the body with a DIY Dark Wax. I made this custom dark wax with Annie Sloans’ Natural Wax and GF Java Gel Stain.
If or when I find the before pic, I’ll be sure to add it!
**Update ~ Here it is!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think… and I hope you’re having fun getting ready for the holiday season!