Metallic French Provincial Painted Dresser

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A Metallic French Provincial Painted Dresser & A Clumsy Painter

Here’s a little story about a clumsy furniture painter and a custom metallic French Provincial Painted Dresser.
A little comic relief.   It’s Friday night- “family time”.   All I want to do is sneak down to my shop and get one top coat on this amazing dresser that I’m working on.  Some pieces haunt me, some tease me, some anger me and some excite me. This one has me excited and eager to finish. I’m so close.  

The Woooops

If I disappear my hubby will kill me. He’s putting the kids to bed and I still need a shower. I say I’m going to take a shower downstairs with full intentions of sneaking back into my shop first, hoping he won’t notice and then jump in the shower.   Well, one step down the stairs and I somehow slip, tumble, fall. slide, and Bounce!  I was just beating myself up earlier today, saying that I need to lose a good 30 lbs or so. Tonight that extra cushion on my bum just saved me from further damage and possibly broken bones. I yelled and probably sounded like an earthquake of sorts.   My hubs and kids came running wondering what they were about to find as I lay at the bottom of the stairs on the verge of tears and almost laughing but not quite. My hubs is asking in a panic if I’m ok..  “is anything broken? Should I call someone? Do you need to go to the hospital?”  It was a moment of pure insanity (When all calmed down he had the audacity to ask if I broke any of the stairs) The kids at the top of the stairs asking if mommy is ok.  My two year old asked if mommy fell on her hiney or her face.  My 4 yr old inspects my elbow for a boo boo. He suggested a band-aid that bends to fix it.   After a few minutes things calm down, Brian gets the kids to bed and I still manage to sneak to my shop.  Clearly, I don’t take a hint to call it a night.  But I merely snapped a few photos and decided to turn out the lights and take my bruised bum to the shower. The dresser isn’t finished yet but here are a few photos of the stunner that drove me to injury. I’ll be sure to update once she’s all done.  

The Project

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Here’s the end result …   Enjoy!
Metallic French Provincial Painted Dresser by Just the Woods
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  1. Hope you’re ok, can’t wait to see the dresser when it’s done.

  2. I’ve taken that flight down stairs myself a couple of times believe it or not. Not the same house, but I really have to learn not to walk down stairs in my socks. Your project really turned out wonderful, so I can see why you were anxious to finish it. Very glad you didn’t seriously hurt yourself… except our dignities huh? LOL

    1. thank you.. its so true. I wasnt sure if I should laugh or cry!

  3. Tanj from A Travelogue says:

    I love how you use your time wisely, productively and creatively!!! Awesome dresser. Great job!

  4. I’ve fallen down (and even UP) the stairs quite a few times! The best cure for the resulting bumps and bruises is to laugh about when you figure out you’re fine. The dresser is gorgeous and I can see why you were so eager to finish. Great color choices!

  5. I love when old furniture can be restored and given new life! I have always wanted to do and thanks for sharing your post today too!

  6. What a magnificent job you did on that dresser! No wonder you wanted to finish it up!! Falling downstairs is the reason I hold onto bannisters for dear life. I hope the “ouchie” goes away soon and I am glad that is all it was!

    1. Thank you Since my shop is downstairs I didn’t install a banister- it would interfere with getting pieces down my shop 🙂

  7. Oh, no! I fell down the stairs not too long ago and it really shook me up! Glad you were ok and well enough to snap a few pics! Great piece and thanks so much for sharing!

  8. It turned out so pretty! I’m sorry to hear you had an accident in the process of finishing it!

  9. I am so happy to hear that you have good medical care at home! The kids are right, a band aid that bends is the correct treatment course for your fall.

  10. I can see why a trip down the stairs, bruises and all, was totally worth it. Such a stunning piece! Love the color choice.

  11. CourtneyLynne says:

    omg!!!! This came out amazing. Totally my style and one of my favorite colors!!! You need to come pimp out some of my old pieces of furniture

    1. thank you! it was fun to work with a customer who isn’t afraid of color!

  12. Glad to hear you weren’t seriously injuried. Falling down the stairs is not any fun at all. Great job on the dresser!

  13. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    Wow, it looks amazing! That colour is beautiful, such a transformation! I really do love a bit of upcycling 🙂

    Fi @

  14. that must’ve hurt. thankfully you were not injured or something. that is a very beautiful dresser, i would like one at home, too!

    1. Thank you and I certainly hope not.. I dont think I could handle another tumble down the stairs 😉

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