French Provincial Dresser

Beachwood Place LLC
by Beachwood Place LLC
4 Materials
2 Days

I love bringing old pieces up to date. I wanted this piece to have a fresh new look that would fit in any space so I created a coastal gray color which turned out beautiful!


I sanded the top down to Reveal the gorgeous wood grain. Isn’t it beautiful?

using my orbit hand sander, I completed the top of the dresser. I’m loving the gorgeous movement in the wood!

I wanted the grain to still stand out, so I made a whitewash which is one part paint, one part water. I just took a cloth and dipped it into the solution, then ran it along the top, then blended it in.

It allows the wood grain to still show and blends perfectly with my color choice.

I wanted to use the original hardware, so I painted them gray, then dry brushed them with the white wash to balance With the top. To finish, I waxed the whole piece with Varathane wax from Home Depot.

I actually mixed this color with black and white satin paint to create a coastal gray color.

Sometimes it’s easier to create your own gray’s by just using a simple black, black and pure white from Home Depot.

A fresh new look! I really enjoyed making this beauty over. Now it has a fresh new look ready for its new home!

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  • Sabah Sabah on Sep 24, 2021

    I love it!! The top water down paint, was it white? I know it's called whitewashed but I don't know if that's the name of the technique or it's called that because of the white paint. Thank you!

  • Vivian Vivian on Sep 24, 2021

    Beautiful!!!!! Could I do this with a veneer dresser?

  • Glo Lopez Glo Lopez on Sep 24, 2021

    Quick question. I don't own an orbit hand sander and have never used one, but want to start using and creating stunning pieces too. Which one do you have and what do you recommend for a newbie?

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