Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chalky Paint Finish, Fun In A Can!

This is a White Fine Furniture triple dresser (foreground) from the 1950-60s. She is solid maple and heavy as lead! 
Here she is in her new home after painting in a vintage white chalky paint finish.  
She has gorgeous curvy legs,
cabinet doors and drawers.
These three drawers glide out from behind the cabinet doors. I left the original color on the inside for a bit of history.  I just love these vintage French pieces!

Linking to:
http://diyshowoff.com/
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/
http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/
http://www.homemakeronadime.com
http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/
http://micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/
http://missmustardseed.com
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://www.nutmegplace.com/




35 comments:

Tera Leigh said...

Love this piece! I had a dresser similar to that when I was growing up. It had fugly gold trim! Boy, I wish I had that dresser now!

Returning the Linky follow love, and added GFC since I'm also on blogger!
Tera - http://www.eccentricleopard.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Fabulous piece, Betsy! Now this is the size dresser I would have loved to have found!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

it looks great--that is a beautiful piece and you did great with your "fun in a can!"

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

She is pretty, Betsy! I desperately need a dresser or two for the shop.

thistlewoodfarm said...

How pretty! I love the lines and the size. Perfection.

blessings,
karianne

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

So lovely! Thanks for coming to CBPH :) Happily following you now, too, in Linky Followers.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great makeover! Looks fantastic!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

What a difference, great job.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

It's beautiful, Betsy! I have one very similar that I want to use for a sideboard. Just haven't gotten around to refinishing it yet.

Northwest Texas said...

Another masterpiece my friend! I really like the dresser. I too had one like it growing up. I sold the set to a friend and she is still using it in her guest room. I wish she had your talent to give it a much needed face lift. It seems that you have really bonded with CCC chalk paint!

Kelly_Deal said...

What a beautiful piece!

Becca said...

Gorgeous piece, Betsy !! You did an amazing job !!

Sherry said...

This is a beautiful piece and you did wonders to it! Thanks for sharing.

Scribbler said...

Great job! I have one I have had sine the 70s, and I painted it antique yellow. I have looked for another like yours with the doors, but no luck so far ;-(

Connie said...

The White Company made very fine furniture indeed. I remember it well. When we buy furniture today we aren't getting a shred of the quality that piece is. You have done it justice. It's beautiful.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun it is to see these old pieces recycled into a beautiful new life.

Full Circle Creations said...

Nice job!

Holly

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thanks to you all! You have made my day by your kind comments! I felt so fortunate to find one of these lovely French pieces!

Mrs. Crafty Pants said...

Beautiful dresser! Great job painting it!

Leslie said...

Great job. I love how it turned out!

Amanda Dale said...

This is so beautiful and I love the subtle color. Thanks so much for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!
Thanks,
Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog
www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. I love how this project turned out. GORGEOUS!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

You're right! Fun in a can! So pretty, too!

becky said...

Nice job. I see a lot of people are using the chalk paint. I'll have to try it. Love linking up. Welcome over to my house...:)
becky@reinventingtheordingary.com

Suzy said...

Great job! I gifted the French Provencal bedroom furniture that I had as a teen to my 8 yr old granddaughter. I'm planning to paint it white with black accents this spring for her new bedroom. I'm glad to get a better idea of what it will look like. I haven't tried chalk paint yet, but am thinking this might be the way to go since everyone seems to think it's very durable. I'm you're newest linky follower! Oh - I have a giveaway going on, if you're interested. http://worthingcourt.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-switcharoo-and-giveaway.html
Take care!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you for your kind comments! These vintage French pieces do bring back memories. I just love what a little paint can do to transform and update them!

Dixie said...

Love Chalk Paint... beautiful dresser...

Sunday said...

This piece is gorgeous! I'm a new linky follower, I'd love it if you would follow back :)
http://asundayafternoon.com/

CJ Foss said...

Cool piece. My mother's entire bedroom is filled with these pieces. I wonder if she would part with them! Did you strip the outside, or just lightly sand? I really want to try this. Thanks for posting. ~CJ

Meg said...

Newest follower here! Would love a return follow. I would love if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-2.html

Hope to see you there!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thanks for your kindness in stopping by and following!

Anne said...

Love,LOVE,LOVE it.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you, Anne! I had the best time painting this! It's so well constructed! Thanks for your kind comment!

Pam Zirbel said...

What a gorgeous piece! I have seen a few pieces I would love to re-do. I love the before on this but the after is also pretty!! What IS milk paint? And is it transparentishy?!! Thanks for showing this!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you, Pam! I appreciate your kind comment! I use chalk paint, from Annie Sloan, to paint my pieces, but Miss Mustard Seed has a line of milk paint and great tutorials on her blog about painting with milk paint. I have never painted with it. I hope this helps. I'll also email you too.