Today I’m sharing the new look of our vintage French Provincial dresser with the help of Annie Sloan Graphite chalk paint. I have previously made my own chalk paint but decided to give this beautiful paint a go this time around.
Do you even remember what the French Provincial dresser looked like before? Well, when I bought it on Craiglist it was a dirty nicotine-stained cream and after that, I painted it silver. That shiny finish had been really bugging me for a long time (click HERE to read why).
French Provincial Annie Sloan Graphite Dresser
Are you wondering why it has been bugging me? Well first of all because the paint was scratched and chipping on the top and there was a mishap with the paint, to begin with. You can read all about it in the post.
And second of all, it’s not really me anymore. The shiny silver was way too much for my ever-evolving taste and I was looking for something completely different. This was a classic work with what you have case and the dresser fits the wall perfectly for now.
I have a thing for matte black or dark gray, in fact, I’m trying to convince the husband he needs to paint his motorcycle matte black. So when I went through my paint cans I noticed that I still had a can of Annie Sloan Graphite so why not use it!?!?
All I did is lightly sand the dresser and applied two coats of the beautiful dark gray chalk paint. I lightly sanded again, wiped and applied two coats of Annie Sloan clear wax.
Oh and I stripped the hardware again to its former brass glory.
The oil painting is now actually hanging in my dining room (click HERE) and I love it in its new home.
Sorry, the photos for this post aren’t the best. The lighting is really odd in our hallway and my lenses aren’t the best for this space either.
I made the DIY studded acrylic tray
Below you can find some more of my furniture makeovers:
The dresser has a lovely velvety texture and I couldn’t be happier with it.