Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Perfect Purple Paloma

I feel like this post is long overdue! Finally, I'm back to painting furniture again. I've been busy with a few of my own projects and I am in the midst of a couple of church girls camps that have been keeping me from painting. That's not entirely true, the 107 degree weather also keeps me away from the garage:)

Here's a beautiful dresser I refinished in Paloma chalk paint. It has a lot of little detailing, you might have noticed I'm a sucker for any carving or applique. I highlighted the details with Old White chalk paint then hand sanded the corners and edges for a perfectly worn look. I didn't use any dark wax on this piece, I wanted a clean look. I originally was planning on using white hardware but I am really digging the dark color against the Paloma, it also brings out the dark wood peeping through the distressed areas.

This large and sturdy dresser will be available to purchase. You can contact me with questions or check it out in my Etsy shop.


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  1. Oh Wow - that is amazing!!! I love it and pinned it! Thanks for sharing.
    home sweet nest

  2. Dear Jenine!
    Amazing job!
    It looked like so much work!
    I loved that you highlighted the details in white!

  3. What a beautiful transformation!
    Loving it

  4. Hi from Debbie, Marketing Director at Annie Sloan Unfolded. We are the international distributor of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint created by Annie Sloan. So excited to see your project using Paloma! Hope you will visit our new blog at UnfoldedBlog.com. I love the paint too and post my Before & Afters weekly, plus we feature other topics too.

    Warm regards, Debbie

  5. This is just beautiful! I won a quart of ASCP last week at Haven and I haven't tried it out yet. I'm very excited to try it and you've given me just the inspiration I needed! Great job!
    Rachel @ Thrifty Inspirations

  6. This is beautiful, Jenine! I haven't seen Paloma used much and was excited to see your makeover and pin it to my ASCP inspiration board! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous dresser! I am sure it will find a new home soon!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  7. Thanks Amanda,

    I look at your blog frequently and admire your work and taste so much.

  8. Oh my==this is so pretty! All the details show now..so much better than when it was dark. I adore it! Great color!

  9. I'm stopping by from Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Fridays.
    This piece reminds me of my grandmother's.
    You have done a fabulous recycle. You've given it new life!