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Blended Blue French Provinvial Dresser Makeover

9 Materials
3 Days

A French Provincial dresser gets a total transformation using a blend of blue paints.

This dresser was such a fun project I can’t wait to share it with you! If you’re a newbie to refinishing furniture, make sure you prep the dresser for paint well. You

can read about that here.


Here is the dresser before. The orange wood was in serious need of updating.

blended dresser makeover

To start, I applied Klean strip 15 minute stripper, and then scraped off the finish.

blended dresser makeover

Then I sanded the top smooth to prepare for stain.

blended dresser makeover

I applied a coat of dark walnut and let it soak for a few minutes. Then I wiped it off in the direction of the grain.

blended dresser makeover

Time to blend!

blended dresser makeover

Time to paint! I applied the darker color around the edges, and then applied the lighter blue in the center.


Water helps the chalk paint blend. Spray your brush before blending. Blend in long, light strokes. Keep blending until its as smooth as you desire.

blended dresser makeover

Here is the dresser all blended!

blended dresser makeover

You want to protect your piece, so add a coat of Polycrylic on top and on the body.

I also cleaned, sprayed and sealed the hardware. I chose black to give contrast to the blue.


Here is the completed dresser! Isn't the blue so much better?

For an even more in depth step by step on this dresser, check out the full post!

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  • CPeterson
    2 hours ago

    Wow !

    Love it :)

    I'm now on the look out for a dresser to do this to. Thank YOU SO MUCH for sharing how to do that Awesome Transformation.


    Cathy :)

  • Cindy Patrice
    30 minutes ago

    This turned out very pretty! I really like it, may just have to try this! Thanks!

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