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Curvy French 9 Drawer Dresser

How about French Provincial dresser in shades of grey? I would love to hear your comments below. I purchased this giant dresser sight unseen and when it arrived it was in rough shape. Subscribe to this  Blog   ~    Follow me on  Instagram   Follow me on  Pinterest  ~ Follow me on  Facebook Follow me on   Hometalk   ~  Visit  my  Etsy Store Email me The top had deep scratches and dings, the back was missing, drawers misaligned, chipped veneer and oh so dirty but the solid wood construction and pretty style would make all the work worth it. See the completed antique coffee table tutorial peeking in upper left corner. Close up shows the dings and scratches but also the original finish crazed,  I stripped the top with a chemical paint stripper as step #1. Areas needing wood filler were addressed and filled (see above right) Then is was time to power sand it smooth. (left is sanded and the right side is not) All sanded and super smooth, look at the lovely grain. The curvy edges were then s

Faux Cement Vases


I had these square vases and always visualized them as done in a cement like finish so that is what I did. I did each one in a different look so this tutorial is quite long ;)

First step is to scrub them well so the products will adhere to the glass. I used warm soapy water with some Dixie Belle white lightening cleaner. Rinse clear with hot water and let dry.

Next to mix my "cement" ; I mixed Saltwash (a powdered texture additive) with Dixie Belle Paint in hurricane grey. Dixie Belle has a product called sea spray that would have been similar to the Saltwash to add texture to the paint but I do not have it as of yet. It is on my wish list ;)

The 2 were mixed together about 1:1 to make a thick icing like mix. Each of the pieces had a thin coat brushed on with Dixie Belle chip brush a as a primer coat.

Using my offset pallet knife a second coat was applied smoothing on just like cement or like icing a cake.

I chose 2 other greys from the Dixie Belle Paint line; a dark charcoal called midnight sky and a light grey called manatee grey. On the above vase I brushed the mix thicker and random to create even more texture.

Using another Dixie Belle chip brush the midnight sky was randomly dry brushed all over.

Followed by the manatee grey sponged randomly too. It is good to have a Fine Mist Spray Bottle on hand too to dampen brush tips or the sponge as you go to blend.

On the short vase the manatee gray was sponged all over in random directions over a much smoother cement coat.

On the thicker vase midnight sky was brushed all over with a chip brush sprayed with Fine Mist Spray Bottle to make more of a wash.

Ten they were all left to dry overnight. The plant pot in the background was "cement" finished as well and on a separate tutorial.

The next morning all the vase surfaces were sanding to reveal the layers and smooth edges with a handy Dixie Belle sanding sponge.

The sanding adds (right side) but I wanted to add even more texture so manatee gray was sponged on to this vase as well (left side). See how all 3 look so very different? Which is your favorite so far?

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To seal the finish I used a Dixie Belle applicator sponge applyinDixie Belle flat clear coat. This is the best way to apply and so fast. 2-3 coats were wiped on allowing to dry between.

I think this one is my favorite :)
check out the video view for a 3D look

This super cute antique crate joined the staging process.

Please enjoy scrolling thru the various photos, I tried to get all angles to give you a good look at the finish. If you are interested in one they are available on my Facebook page.

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  1. These are so neat. I have all the materials so I have to try this. Do you have the link for the tutorial for the round case you made?

    1. Thanks Cheryl, that is awesome, I hope you enjoy making one.

      Which round case?

  2. Love them! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - you're going to be featured!

    1. Thank you for the kind words and the feature!! excited to be part of your parties


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