Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gold Dipped Coral French Provincial Dresser!

I'm finally getting to post about this gorgeous dresser! I had it for months, just sitting in my garage. I waited to complete it because I was so back and fourth about my nursery plans; I wasn't 100% sure what color I wanted it. It sat forever, just like this:

I've seen several beautiful white gold dipped French provincial dressers on pinterest. I loved the look and knew that I needed a French provincial dresser for the nursery. However, I couldn't decide between the white and coral. I searched to see if I could find a gold dipped coral dresser because I wanted to make sure I liked the look with that color. None to be found! I figured the gold hardware looks great on the coral dressers I found; so, the gold dipped would just make it that much more fantastic!

The color is a Sherwin Williams shade that I had Lowe's color match in Valspar (because it's cheaper, they were having a $10 rebate sale, AND I get 10% off for military!) After a good cleaning, I primed and painted. I painted the gold at the bottom first (it's Valspar's gold in the spray can), then used some tape and drape to protect it from the coral I was spraying on. It is pretty much a perfect match to those gorgeous brass drawer pulls! I just cleaned them up with some Brasso.
Here she is primed, with the gold painted, draped up ready for that gorgeous coral!

What a beauty she turned out to be after! I just need to accessorize and get some art on the wall! I'm on the fence about doing 3 larger framed art prints (I love these bird prints!) or a gallery wall with a bunch of stuff. I'll likely wait until we transfer to get into the wall art portion...but I'm open to suggestions!

I also took the time to paint the dovetails in the drawers. Originally I was going to line the insides with this pretty mint lace print paper...but since the front of the drawers are curved - it's more than I want to mess with right now. It'd be a little more involved than just straight cuts for a square drawer. I painted the dovetails once before on this navy dresser. It took me about an hour to do all 9 drawers with a tiny paintbrush.

Here's a skewed version of what her nursery looks like now. I say skewed because on the other side of the room is piles of crap that I still don't have a home for! Lots of it is for her, like a wooden high chair, frames that are going to be her wall art, etc. It's a hot mess, though!!! Her painted crib is still looking pretty - awaiting its part 2 makeover!

And one last good look at the difference!!


  1. Hi, love the detail of painting the dovetails. It's these little details that finish the job so nicely, Fran

    1. Thank you, I agree! It was totally worth an evening of tiny paint strokes while visiting with my mom! :)

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