Just the Woods- Romantic Striped French Provincial Dresser

French Provincial Dresser with Romantic Pink Stripes

Painted French Provincial Dresser

I love the curves on an old french provincial dresser.  The curves and details along with the hardware always seem so romantic.  This piece came to me and I was ecstatic to see how well made it was.  It was not without imperfections, but it had minimal damage requiring repairs before I could start so I addressed the issues and got started.  Here’s the before photo – solid wood with all dovetail drawers and the hardware all intact.  

The Before – Unfinished French Provincial Dresser

vintage French provincial dresser

Clean, Prep & Painting Vintage Hardware

The very first thing I tackled was the hardware! Like most vintage hardware it was as dirty as could be. I can only imagine the years of wear and tear, layers of grime and dirt that have built up on them.  I was up to the task, there was no reason whatsoever to replace these with anything new.  They were thoroughly cleaned and scrubbed down to the original dull finish revealing such pretty detail.  Next, they were refreshed to a metallic black pearl, which made them gorgeous!

clean vintage hardware prep vintage hardware paint vintage hardware Painted French Provincial Hardware

The Result

Next, I transformed this vintage french provincial dresser into a romantic striped beauty with an off white base and a subtle pearl finish.Painted french provincial dresser with stripes

Painting Stripes on furniture


Ballerina pink stripes adorn the sides, adding just enough color without being too much. The trim is finished in the same black pearl as the hardware, tying them together. Romantic Painted French Provincial Dresser

Romantic Painted French Provincial Dresser Romantic Painted French Provincial Dresser Romantic Painted French Provincial DresserThis piece was actually a custom order to match a piece that I had previously restyled.  It will be going into a baby girls room.   Lucky girl!
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