What girl doesn’t appreciate a little GLAM in their life???
After a day of carpooling, baby spit-up, traffic, going head to head with the boss…..whatever it is that you do on a daily basis….a LITTLE GLAM could go a LONG way in this world we live in! Especially if it’s a slam of glam with a illustrious silver dresser.
My client asked me to recreate a piece that caught her eye in my portfolio. You can see that metallic dresser below and in my gallery here.
The original dresser was made for a client in Staten Island, NY and was done several years ago when browns and golds were the IN THING (still are in my house….shhhhh!). She wanted me to recreate this piece in a cool tones that have now become the IN THING….greys and silvers. So I did just that with a silver dresser!
The french provincial style dressers have become nearly EXTINCT here in south Texas with the DIY wave and everyone in the world deciding they want to be a furniture painter and leaving me with absolutely nothing to source from and have to fight like a dog to get my hands on!!!! BUT I FOUND ONE! I may have had to drive 3 hours round trip to get it…..but SCORE!
My go-to in paint is always Heirloom Traditions Paint Company, which you can purchase in my online shop. For the body of this piece I chose Moody, which is a nice blue/gray color for the undercoat and topped this with a creamy ivory called Irish Cream. I then used silver leafing for the drawer fronts. This technique is so easy and makes such a huge impact! The metallic silver dresser is stunning! (Use my coupon code FANCY for 10% off your paints & supplies order, free shipping on orders over $74!)
I did a short “how to” video of the silver leafing process for you here.
I finished off the hardware and nail heads with my favorite silver metallic spray paint before putting them in place.
This gorgeous dresser with its multi-tonal softly distressed shimmering front finish is now on its way to sunny Florida…..where it will add a little GLAM to the life of a busy girl!
For your shopping convenience, here are the products I used in this silver metallic finish.
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