Every time I go to antique fairs, I am always drawn to those pieces that someone has glazed with a bold color. My entire house is filled with mostly dark wood tones or white painted furniture, so this time, I thought I’d have some fun !
As you know from this week’s sordid tale about stripping paint off furniture, I had my little heart set on giving my previously white Craigslist dresser the look of a French antique. With spring drawing very near, I thought it a good time to add a pop of color to our home. To me, turquoise is a color that is simultaneously vibrant and calming, and a reminder of coastal waters by the sea.
You’ll recall the ‘Before’ with the multiple layers of white chipping paint, and here is the dresser after it was mostly stripped of it’s paint.
Here is the patina dresser, given a romantic new look, and refinished in this fresh new color.
I just love this piece now. It looks like something I’d want to buy from an antique shop! To achieve this look, I invested in new knobs, some appliqués, and some paint. (Sources below)