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French Provincial Dresser Set
Oh how I love the curves of french provincial furniture. It’s so feminine! So when I came across this set I was excited! In its original condition its dark, large and seen better days, but the detail is amazing.
The nightstand actually had some wear and tear on the top, so when in doubt sand it out! Taking the few extra steps makes a world of difference. Once sanded the rough top is now super smooth.
Like every piece I work on, the entire set was then hand sanded and thoroughly cleaned. I produced so much dust that I ended up breaking out the vacuum and sucking up all the dust before wiping everything down. The hose attachments work great for vacuuming any old dust inside the body of the dresser!
My customer for this french provincial set has a rather dark bedroom so she wanted very light grays on these. We tossed around a few ideas and decided on a soft and subtle two-tone light gray. She also chose not to distress any of the edges leaving clean smooth curves and edges.
The frames or bodies of these beauties are a light gray – like the color of clouds before a storm and the drawers are an icy gray, almost white but not quite. So delicate and simple and very romantic!
The original hardware was cleaned and refreshed to a metallic black pearl. I also noticed that the drawers, which glide on old wooden tracks do stick just a bit. I’ve heard of so many different things for sticking drawers, from soap, to beeswax, to oil, etc. But so far I’ve found an all-natural beeswax polish to be amazing, and it smells nice too. A little rub and drawers glide like a dream!
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