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Before & After – See how we Transform this French Provincial Dresser Using DIY Paint from Debbie’s Design Diary

One of my favorite things is working with customers to find specific pieces that suit their home and style.

As I was going through my inventory looking for dressers for one of my customers, I came across a French Provincial set which she loved! I have to be honest, they had been sitting in storage for a long time and I was totally avoiding them! I was not a fan of the routed out groves in the drawers. They were great pieces but I had zero vision or excitement for them. It’s funny how something so minor can effect how you see it!

Before of French Provincial makeover using DIY Paint from Debbie's Design Diary

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We went back and forth on color combinations before settling on Skeleton Key from DIY Paint by Debi’s Design Diary.

Skeleton Key is an incredible soft gray blue. Everything I paint with this color has sold quickly. The best part, just two coats covered beautifully!

French Provincial dresser makeover using Skeleton Key DIY Paint from Debbie's Design Diary

I was going to spray paint the handles with Rustoleum soft iron, but after I scrubbed them down they were perfect. Bonus!!🤗 That rarely happens!

Usually after scrubbing they get that mottled coppery gold look that I’m not really fond of and doesn’t really compliment the piece. If you know me, you know that hardware is every bit as important to the look of a piece as the paint and finish.

French Provincial dresser makeover using Skeleton Key DIY Paint from Debbie's Design Diary

Check out the weathered wood look on top!  The top was done by layering DIY Paint Prairie Gray and Weathered Wood and then sanding back with 220 grit sandpaper to distress the entire top.
This creates a great time worn look which you can achieve with any combination of colors. DIY Big Top was used as the final finish for extra protection.

Faux weathered wood look using layers of Prairie Gray and Weathered Wood from DIY Paint by Debbie's Design Diary.

Get the Look! Here is a list of the products we used which you can purchase HERE.

  1.  Skeleton Key
  2. Weathered Wood
  3. Prairie Grey
  4. Big Top

You can find a full list of general painting products we use and recommend HERE

Please share our French Provincial dresser makeover on Pinterest and see more before & afters at our Salvaged Decor board.

Before & After of French Provincial dresser makeover using Skeleton Key DIY Paint from Debbie's Design Diary

Happy Painting ~ Breanna & Mary

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