Monday, May 2, 2011

French Provincial Dresser

I now have one less sideboard/dresser in my carport as this one below will be taken to my stall tonight. My husband has hopes of getting the carport back for the car but I'm off to a fantastic furniture auction tomorrow so then again, perhaps not!

Excuse the location of the photos as well as the lack of dressing but this was too heavy to move to a nicer location just to take photos for the blog!

A gorgeous antique oak dresser/sideboard. Handpainted in Dulux's Antique White USA, lightly distressed and waxed. There are 2 cupboards each with a shelf and 4 drawers. The top has been stripped and then waxed so that the oak grain gleams.  I added the moulding to the backboard as it was plain and I thought it needed something to tie it in with with intricate doors.

 all original hardware including key

gorgeous lion's head pulls

sturdy ball feet 

and the before photo:

Fiona xx


  1. This is stunning! I can't believe the transformation. I just love furniture Cinderella stories.

  2. Gorgeous!! What an amazing job you've done. I hear ya about husbands and garages. You'd think they were MADE for cars or something! Pffh..
    Megs :)

  3. I have one similar and mine is painted black with wood finish on top like yours. They are just beautiful pieces. Great job on the finish!

  4. Turned out beautifully! Love that you left the top as the natural wood, so rich!

  5. that is beautiful!!! i love the mix of knobs!!!

  6. I love the decorative piece you added to the back! Everything looks spectacular!

  7. You've done a wonderful job with this piece. Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  8. Wow what an improvement. Love the waxed oak top. Beautiful !

  9. This is AWESOME!!!
    I love it! I love the KEY!!!
    Great job!!!

  10. This is gorgeous. i love the addition to the backboard. It really does set it off nicely and your paint job is wonderful. I really think it was clever also to leave the top in the gorgeous oak. Very beautiful.

  11. So so beautiful! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway...this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages...and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

  12. Beautiful piece with a great revamp.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD


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