Sunday, 12 May 2013

ASCP Florence and Mint French Dresser



I was originally going to go for a charcoal and white combination for this french dresser, but I am really feeling colour at the moment and so I decided to go with this emerald/mint combination.  The body is Annie Sloan Florence and the drawer fronts are a custom mix. 







I did some light distressing to age the piece.  I also painted some white underneath the mint colour on the drawers to provide a romantic layered look to the finish.




I gave the original pulls a small blast of gold spray paint because I love the way emerald and gold go together.



This colour scheme gave me the perfect excuse to use this vintage wallpaper I found at an op-shop.  It was from Eaton's and the original sticker price was $2.99 for the roll.  Bargain.



 I usually wax the top of my pieces, but I decided to try a poly this time.   I sanded back and then put a coat of wax on top of the poly.  The result is a soft sheen, and is very durable!






Here is a before shot




6 comments:

  1. Very pretty colours! And I love the wallpaper... both the one on the drawers and the one on the wall!

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  2. Thanks! You are my very first comment!

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  3. Well done! Hope it sells for you!

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  4. Thanks Fiona! Say hi to Sydney for me, I used to live in Balmain. :)

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  5. I am working on a dresser that is exactly like this one. I am also using a custom pale green. I am thinking of doing the top in a dark java color gel stain. Yours turned out very pretty. I'll send you a picture of mine when it's done.

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  6. I am working on the exact same dresser!! I too am going with green. Love how yours turned out. I can send you a picture of my finished dresser if you like.

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