Refinished French Provincial ~ Facelift Furniture DIY BlogFrench Provincial Dresser and Chest of Drawers refinished in distressed Sea Blue with Black Glaze. Original pulls.

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With their classic curves and signature pulls, French Provincial pieces are great candidates for refinishing. That’s especially true when the original finish is dated and less than desirable.  And as you can see below, both of these pieces fit that bill!

A customer selected the dresser and chest of drawers from our selection of pieces available for custom refinishing. They will be used in an guest bedroom, and Sea Blue with Black Glaze was selected for the finish.  This is my first time to refinish a French dresser or chest in Sea Blue, and I love how they turned out!

Both of these pieces had old Formica top surfaces.  After scuffing them up with 60 grit sand paper, I used Zinnser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 spray primer, which provides outstanding adhesion to such surfaces.

I love how the original pulls, left their original colors, tie in so well with the white that pops through the distressing.  Whenever possible, I like to leave original vintage pulls in their original condition as a way tie in the old look and design of classic pieces.


Sea Blue French Dresser ~ Before & After. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.


Sea Blue French Chest of Drawers ~ Before & After. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.