I see chests of drawers this shape all the time on American blogs but they are incredibly hard to find in Australia. When I saw this for sale I knew I had to buy it despite it being out near Blacktown (about 40 minutes drive from me). I made a morning of it and did some other chores on the way.
And I think the pleasure of painting these drawers were completely worth the trip.
I sanded the dated gloss cream finish (that was heavily scratched then gave the whole chest of drawers a coat of a sealer and started painting it all grey. my plan was to paint it grey with white trim but it just looked a bit bland so last night I started white washing over the grey for a softer look. I love how it turned out.
I waxed it with Miss Mustard Seed wax (I bought it from Knot Too Shabby when I was last in the US) which is so buttery and smooth and then I buffed it to a lovely gentle sheen.
I sprayed the handles as they were quite gold which didn't suit the grey. I adore the shape of these handles. I think they are so elegant.
If I needed yet another chest of French style drawers I would be keeping it. However our house is busting with French furniture at the moment so this piece is for sale, please message me for details.
I also rearranged the beautiful ranunculi we bought at the markets last Saturday for something a little different and to freshen up the droopy ones.
All the blooms with droopy stalks I cut off and put in a shallow dish in our bathroom. They'll probably be covered with toothpaste form the kids in no time but I am enjoying it while it lasts.
You can't waste beauty, can you?
Have a great day