Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Meet Simone

I lucked up on this solid wood french provincial dresser back in May.  
She was pretty heavy and sat in the front office for a few weeks till I decided what path I wanted to go with her.
Old White played a big part in her make over.
Next up came some CoCo and some gold gilding wax.
And here she is today!
My desire was to make it look as old and frenchy as possible. If you like things perfect then this probably won't be a favorite of yours.
I love how the gilding makes it pop!
All the different depths and crackles really make this piece come to life.


Tip to those who may not have tried the gilding wax yet do NOT wipe clear wax on top of it. It will take the gold right off!:(

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34 comments:

  1. Great job, I love the old world charm you gave this piece.

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  2. Wow - what a beautiful, painstaking job you did! I don't know that I would have the patience, but your piece is simply stunning!

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  3. Gorgeous piece Pamela, I love what you did. The paint brings her to life.

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  4. She turned out beautiful!! The same thing happened to me when I used gold Rub n Buff on a piece and then waxed it. The Rub n Buff came right off too.

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  5. Oh la la...tres chic!!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  6. I've never even heard of gilding wax! It looks amazing. I have found the same thing with clear over dark wax--it takes the color right out! But sometimes that can be useful ;-)

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  7. Just gorgeous. Love the coco and old white together.

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  8. That is stunning, Pamela! I love the colors you used. I just ordered a sample pot of Coco to try on a small accent table. Love the way the gilding wax added that great final touch. How do you apply that ~ brush? That same little accent table will be getting its top insert in either Old Ochre or Old White and I thought to outline the line between the Coco and the other color with some gold. I could just use a gold paint pen, but I really like the way yours turned out.

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  9. I really like the gilding wax. I'm assuming this is Annie Sloan's new products? If you are not to wax over it, do you just do the gilding last?

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  10. Great job! If I run up on a piece similiar, I may give you a shout our for some tips if you would be willing to share? Hope ya'll are finding relief from this awful heat we are having.

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  11. You did a great job on this piece. Just fabulous. I've never tried the gold gilding wax and it looks awesome.

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  12. The gilding wax stays true to the roots of the piece I think.

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  13. Pamela! Simone is so tres chic! And I LOVE her name. I've named a few of my pillows and it's easier said than done! You've got a knack for it!

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  14. Hello, Simone! Your owner did such a fine job fixing you up so pretty! You go, glamour girl!

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  15. Pamela, I love how this piece turned out! Perfection!

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  16. Ooooohhh..Simone.....she is gorgeous. You did a fabulous job on her- xo Diana

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  17. Dear Pamela,

    She is so gorgeous! I love so much!

    Congrats! She is perfect!

    Kisses

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  18. That turned out beautiful!! I love it! I found out the hard way that the wax always comes before the gilding. LOL

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  19. I am in love with Simone. Great combo of colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I think I am in love with Simone. Just gorgeous. I love the lines of the furniture and the paintings is great.

    Cynthia

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  21. It's gorgeous, how can you ever part with it? Sometimes I think about selling repainted furniture but fear of hoarding holds me back LOL.

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  22. Simone is gorgeous!!!! Love the two tone paint job..... and the crackling is divine!!! Stunning piece for sure :o)
    ~Des

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  23. Pam ....this turned out so lovely!
    Francine

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  24. That turned out gorgeous! Love the color combo.
    Susan

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  25. This is Melissa@ daisymaebelle.com. LOVE this dresser! I have my grandmother's furniture that is this same style. I hope to paint it soon! Yours looks great!

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  26. The colors are perfect! It turned out so beautiful! Coming over from WOW us Wed, Christie at Three PIxie Lane

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  27. Hey Pamela!!! I am so thrilled & honored that you stopped by my blog to give my kitchen island some LOVE!! That was too sweet of you. Girl, you aren't kidding...we could tear it UP as neighbors. You have some serious creativity. This piece is BEAUTIFUL. I mean GORGEOUS. Loving every thing I see on your site. I'm actually not directly in Round Rock, but rather 45 minutes up the road in Killeen/Fort Hood. Any chance that makes us closer? It would be SUPER fun to live near an awesome blogger like yourself!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! HUGS, kristi

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  28. Beautiful....I love the Coco and Gold together.

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  29. The dresser is gorgeous! I love the gilding and the crackles in the finish.

    Dee

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