Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Lighter Shade of Provence

I may have mentioned a time or two (or three or four) that cottage style dressers are my favorite pieces of furniture. They are sweet, simple and work in almost any room. I love the curves. And they are functional, as Karla would say.






This one turned up at a barn sale. All she needed was a light sanding and fresh new color.

I love the color of the Provence chalk paint, but wanted to go a little softer on this piece, so I just mixed in a little Old White. This just might be my favorite color at the moment.






As always, the chalk paint distressed beautifully.




These little keyholes just add a nice touch.





The original knobs were already perfect.














A coat of wax and she was ready to go.





Don't you love the color of Provence with the orange leaves on the ground? I think that is an inspired color combination that is going to show up in my house very soon! ... And yes, that is the last bit of snow on the ground from last weekend's early snowfall. Snow was sliding off the roof and I actually had to shovel the front walk for the trick-or-treaters!





Don't forget to enter our Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway going on now! I love this one. And the gray and yellow color combination is one that Megan is loving right now - so pretty!





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37 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a great looking piece and I LOVE the color you mixed up. It is just so soft looking! Snow...NOT YET! xo Diana

Katie said...

Love the lighter shade of Provence and perfect amount of distressing!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I am in love with this shade of blue and your have done such an outstanding job! Thanks so much for sharing an I have a feeling this is what i am going to do with my Grandma's buffet! : ) hugs...

SueBee said...

I love this color. My Old White is almost gone so I think I will mix it with Provance! Thanks for the idea!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love the softer color of Provence! It is beautiful!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

pretty pretty! i love the color more toned down- much prettier!
and so glad you are "back"! i have missed you!!!!
going to check out the giveaway- i have a halway that could use some stencil love!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Gorgeous! Amazing job :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

For the Love of a Cottage said...

Fantastic job on this wonderful chest. This is my style, as well. My home is small, however I have several places I could fit such a piece. I love key holes in furniture. Hugs, Jan

Chrissie said...

Simply beautifiul. I love that color!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love this style of dresser as well. The new color is perfect.

Ali Richardson said...

It's such a soft and beautiful color! I love that style dresser too! Happy weekend, Ali

Red Gate Farm said...

Boy am I glad that Provence was the color I ended up picking to purchase! This is the exact color I'm looking for to paint my freebie cabinet.... I plan on trying out the "mix" on a little stool first and today is the day I'm going to do it!

I love this little dresser.... it is exactly what I am looking for to complete my bedroom redo, too bad I don't live in your neck of the woods :(

~Chris

Katie said...

I love this dresser style too! It's so cute! I love all the keyholes!! That color is perfect for this sweet little dresser!

Twice Nice said...

I love the Provence softened up. I too love the functional pieces!
Deb

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It's so sweet! Provence is one of my favorites, too!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

so pretty! I just picked up a dresser very similar...I may have to do some copying of your great finish!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Nice makeover on the dresser...love the color!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Wonderful as always Sharon! Those little pieces are my favorite as well.

Sarah said...

This is really beautiful! The color is perfect! Nice work.I just recently started re-purposing furniture so I always love to check out other's before/afters! Thanks for the inspiration! I found your blog on The Girl Creative link up party!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

VERY PRETTY AND THE COLOR IS PERFECT FOR THE PIECE!

Jilly said...

What a great looking piece, My furniture 's Old White is almost gone so I think I will mix it with various colurs and make it more attractive. Will be best looking with combo of white and lavender.
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Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I was thinking how nice the blue looked on the leaves and then, well, you said it! Great color combo. How is it that you make every piece of furniture look so much better? Thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva!

xoxo
Kathleen

Maury said...

This looks great! I love it. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure :-)

Simply Beautiful Now said...

What a pretty shade of blue...and I love that you "antiqued" it...something I might do with the pink dresser I just did for my daughter.

Thought I'd say hi...we seem to attend the same link parties...so many inspirational ideas!

Cheers!

Sara said...

So pretty! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-12.html

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A Few Pennies said...

Love that color; your distressing is perfect--and yes, the autumn setting looks so pretty nested around it!

Heaven's Walk said...

That IS a beautiful color! Luv it! That dresser is just adorable - right down to the keyholes. Great job! :)

xoxo laurie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The lighter color is beautiful.

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Beautiful work!

I'd love to invite you to share this project at my Thingamajig Thursday Party... http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-2/

Alida

Melissah said...

Love the colour you picked - just gorgeous! I just stumbled across your blog & have just spent the last half an hour enjoying myself reading through some old posts. I have just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back for some more 'creative' inspiration!
x
Melissah

gail said...

I DO love this color with the white mixed in!
This dresser is so sweet.
great job as always!
gail

Melissa Masterson said...

Love you re taste ...always looking for ideas..you are inspiring. thank you Melissa

Heidi said...

your dresser is sooo cute! I love that provence color chalk paint ~ the little white you added makes it look fresh!
Heidi

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

I love the beautiful lines and soft curves of that dresser...and your midas touch, as always!

With all the blog parties out there, and at one of the busiest times of the year, it means an awful lot that you take the time to share your talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesdays at Rook No. 17!

Jenn

Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

Such a great piece! I'm painting a dresser right now in duck egg blue mixed with old white and french linen. We'll see how it goes. :)

Thanks for sharing!

http://www.chichistudio.com/blog

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Looks just like yur home-made version! Hooray!