FRENCH BLU CHALK PAINT - diy painted dresser

I had to change gears while working on this
DIY chalk paint project dresser. I tried a
different look at first but it just wasn't my
style or for that matter the dresser's style.
Come take a look at my FRENCH L BLU 
furniture makeover and let me know what
you think.

With this project I playing with color. I mixed this awesome blue shade using Annie Sloan Chalk
Paint. I'm sorry to say though it was a kitchen counter creation with no recipe, but for those of you
wanting to try to recreate it, it is very close to Duck Egg but not as strong,

This is the BEFORE, quite a difference huh?
It had been painted in a chocolate brown latex and I tried to use the brown
to achieve a funky modern design,

but there were missing bits to the drawer corners which don't look right with
a clean modern design so I changed plans and went with a well used vintage feel.

I adding the legs and these wonderful swirling appliques.
They change the whole feel and shape of the dresser.

All the distressing made the piece come alive and I achieved the right look.

The drawers also got a silver and blue liner.
Wallpaper available at Homedepot.

 The escutcheons (fancy keyhole plates) are just for looks,
and George has these handles in his Etsy shop.


And before I leave you ....

Here is a quick look at some of the new hardware available in the Etsy Shop .

There are 1000's of pieces of up-cycled hardware to choose from at 
firstfinds hardware store


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  1. The lovely wallpaper in the drawers really was the added pop..lovely, lovely lovely...I have a dresser that is crying for help..I can see it now!

    Jan at my new blog, The Pink Geranium, please come by and visit!

  2. Hey C.C.L. Canadian Cute Lady! Another lovely piece! If you ever want to come for lunch I live in Bow, south fof Chuckanut! Love the color combo. M.A.

  3. This transformation is unbelievable! Well done!

  4. This is one of many favorites of yours. I love how you put the legs on so many of your projects! However do you find so many?

  5. This is gorgeous!!! You will be one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House which is now live. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Wow, what a transformation!! Fantastic idea to add the feed & accents, they totally change the whole piece, for the better! I love this and have to pin it.
    Saw you featured at Anything Blue Friday
    Debbie :)

  7. Wonderful transformation....the legs, added scrolls, fancy keyhole shapes, drawer handles, painting job.... just fantastic!

    I've joined your site and invite you to visit my site.


  8. Lovely, inventive use of the scrolls and legs.

  9. You ARE the furniture whisperer. I never would have thought of the before and after.



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