This is a beautiful antique French low dresser that had lost it's mirror by the time it came to me. That's okay as I'm not really a fan of dressing tales with matching mirrors. I think this dresser would make a fantastic TV stand as at 63cm high it is a perfect height.
The curves on this piece just make my heart sing. When I first saw this dresser it was much worse for wear but I fell in love with it straight away. I was out shopping with a couple of friends and we all thought it was sold and I was lamenting missing out on it. A few days later I got separate messages from both of my friends that the sale must have fallen though as it was back for sale. I literally raced to buy it. I knew I wanted it for Lilyfield Life. A perfect fit for my brand if there ever was one.
I painted it in a very similar style to my coffee table that I made/painted.
ASCP Paris Grey with White trim and I used ASCP Dark wax for the antiquing in the details.
I distressed this piece well as I wanted the beautiful walnut to show through. It really suited this old piece. I also added a few of the porcelain crackle handles that are made in Limoges, France. I have had such good use from these. I bought them from a lady who removed them from her beautiful French style kitchen. They are stamped with the place of manufacture on the base. She was changing over to a modern style kitchen. Lucky for me I say.
Here is the before photo: Gorgeous but needing work.
Today I'm hoping to finish a big cupboard painted in a Restoration Hardware technique and a white painted bathroom vanity. The rain has slowed me down somewhat this week. Tomorrow I need to start a beautiful old sideboard for a client and then Thursday is another painting class. Friday I would like a day off painting but I don't think it's going to happen...
I hope you are having a good week