This graceful vintage dresser has really beautiful wood detail and we wanted to find a way to highlight it.
So, Paul created a custom green by mixing Amsterdam Green and Olive Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.
He applied the paint on the sides, top, and on the cross piece under the top drawer then applied Clear Wax.
The hardware on the piece when we received it wasn't original or pretty so we replaced them with these lovely amber glass knobs which don't distract the eye from the lovely wood.
A few weeks ago our customer Peggy stopped by to discuss a console table that she wanted to have painted. She loved a table that Ethan Allen offered but it was crazy expensive. So she searched the internet and found the exact same Ethan Allen console table on eBay at a much lower price. The only problem - it was in a natural wood finish and not the distressed white finish that she loved.
Replicating another finish is actually very difficult but it was a fun challenge for us and Peggy was enormously pleased with the result and sent us these pics from the table in it's new place in her home. Enjoy! (we've also included a photo of the original Ethan Allen piece)
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