TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT - french country cupboard

Many people go through the
struggle of whether they should
paint wood furniture or not. I 
do struggle sometimes with the 
decision as well. I have had 
many pieces of beautiful wood
furniture that I have re-home 
because they didn't fit in 
here. This dresser and cabinet 
to the left have been with me 
for several years enjoyed as is 
but I have wanted to paint them
for awhile now. It just took
some time for me to jump in 
with both feet.

The color I used on the base cabinet is AS Pure White mixed 
with a little Arles, an earthy yellow color. I brush painted the
 base cabinet using one of Annie's big round brushes.

Those big brushes hold a lot of paint and once the base was 
finished I dry brushed the remnants of paint left in the brush,
 on to the upper cabinet.



Old three drawer dressers always look great with a pretty paper lining the drawers. The paper I used here is a heavy vintage wall paper probably from the 80's. I scourer through thrift stores looking for vintage wall paper to added to my collection. In this case I did not secured to the paper in the drawer but rather cut each piece much larger then the drawer bottom and folded it to fit, making it feel more pillowy and soft.

This dresser had a lot of damage when I got it and over
time I repaired and rebuilt all the issues.
I couldn't be prouder of this PROJECT and I adore
how it turned out, very french countryside.


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