Earlier this year I picked up a cute highboy french dresser and painted her white. She looked real cute too!
But she wasn’t selling. And I’m an impatient sort of gal. And I hadn’t really added any real artistic ‘touch’ to this one, so I decided to re-create her look.
Here is what I came up with (forgive my lighting and quick, throw-together vignette on top… it was setting sun and I had to take her into Wood Icing the following day):
I am actually thrilled with how this turned out. I watered down some Provence and gave the body a couple ‘washes’ of color. I made sure to paint in all directions and make some areas more sheer than others, to add a little visual interest and depth. Then I dark waxed all over… a lot.
The distressing was already there underneath the washes of color I had just done, so I very lightly rubbed away the paint in some areas, exposing both the white paint underneath and the darker wood.
Here is my favorite part: the almost marbled effect I was able to achieve through this painting technique. It is so reminiscent to the plaster walls found along old buildings and homes in Europe.
Those French legs still look great and dare I say, even better with a wash of blue?! 🙂
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