Thursday, October 10, 2013

French Gold Dipped Dresser

This was the most difficult projects BY FAR that I've completed. I received a free sample of Annie Sloan's "Louis Blue" and was excited to try a chalk paint that wasn't homemade by moi. 

The gold dipped dressers online inspired me, so when I saw this beaut at Goodwill I knew just what I wanted to do! This was my first French Provincial Dresser re-do!
She was solid, dovetailed, original hardware, and the drawers were immaculate with dividers inside!

I started by painting the entire piece...
That's right, no sanding no priming! 
(That's kind of a fib as I did rough up the piece but only due to disbelief that I didn't need to!) this piece had some trouble spots but this paints coverage was beyond amazing to me. 

After two coats of ASCP I lightly sanded and the finish was the smoothest I've ever felt! 

Plus you can "wet distress" with this paint- or in my case "wet drip erase" as I am a messy painter. 

The paint covered every scratch, ding, and finish imperfections! 
The only negative to this paint was the chalk dust after sanding. And it was EVERYWHERE! Blue chalk for days. 

Now came the tough part. I taped off the bottom 1/4 with Frog Tape and taped a line of paper above that to catch any stray paint. Of course the day I decided to spray paint it was windy as all get out. 

I chose to use Valspars Metallic Gold. 

(Truthfully I wanted Rustoleum but Lowes was out.)

Of course due to wind I did still have to touch up quite a few places where the paint snuck through my paper backsplash- I would recommend overlapping them and heavily taping them together. 
I did many a touch ups, but after I finally got it looking and feeling the way I wanted, I sealed it with Rustoleums Matte Poly.

Two coats of that and I was done done done! 

It's amazing how the colors change in each different lighting!

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  1. This is amazing!!!! I absolutely love it. Wow, just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at Redouxinteriors! Featuring tomorrow. Party starts at 2:00 PST.

  2. OH MY..... this is stunning!!!
    I would love for you to come link up to my Furniture and paint Party going on now!!


  3. This is absolutely stunning!!! I want to try this on an old blue dresser in my garage but I don't know if I can make it anything close to this beautiful. Congrats on being featuring over at Redoux. I'll have to visit The Design Cottage sometime as I live in Oly. Blessings, Patti

  4. It really looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Stunning!! Congrats on the feature over at Redoux! I'm so glad I found you there ;)

  6. Thank you all so very much! This is my first time being featured, and to have it be from Redoux makes it that much more special to me! :) Karen, thanks a ton!

  7. Wonderful job Brittany! I pinned this to my DIY Furniture board and I'm sharing it on G+ too. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  8. Gorgeous! I'm loving gold right now. I'm going to have to try this. I found you over at Redoux and am now a follower!


  9. thank you for linking up!! I am featuring your dresser at my party going on now!!

    start at home

  10. Great job on this! Glad I found you, and you are in the same area (I saw this one on cl)

    The Weathered Door

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! You've got great taste- I love me some ASCP and also spray paint! (And I'm totally digging gold lately) Stopping by from the MMS party and pinning.

  12. You did a fabulous job! The dresser is now GORGEOUS!

    The dust from sanding ASCP is probably what gave me a respiratory issue a few months back. I used a mask but was sweeping piles of it after using the paint on projects. I have since switched to making my own chalk paint and tried another brand that is not as dusty and more natural.