Cottage Dresser in Arles

Arles Dresser - Before - Embracing Change

I spotted this adorable little dresser on a Facebook sale site and I was immediately drawn in.
She was so perfectly cute and the wood was in such nice shape.

I had her delivered without having gone to check her out first which is always risky, but I was not disappointed.
I had to secure one spot that had gotten loose over the years, but she was a fantastic petite dresser – so charming!
I thought she would be precious in a nursery.

My original plan was white milk paint, but once I got started and had two coats on, I wasn’t feeling it so I decided to go with a completely different plan.
I threw on the brakes, changed direction and drove full speed ahead to Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Arles.
I envisioned her in sweet yellow with some handpainted drawer fronts – the drawers were flat without any detailing so it was the perfect piece to use!

I painted her in a couple of coats of Arles and then distressed her all over.

Distressing is my thang.

Then I sealed her up in Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax.
My goal was cute and cottage – my favorite look!

I did my handpainting in Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old White after I chalked the pattern on the drawers.
When I am feeling creative, sometimes I just go with it.
This dresser was just that!
I think she came out pretty darn sweet! Arles Dresser - Embracing Change Arles Dresser - Embracing ChangeThe knobs I added are cut glass cuties from D. Lawless Hardware which you know is my most favorite hardware company.
I highly recommend them!
They suit this dresser just perfectly!

Arles Dresser - Embracing Change Arles Dresser - Embracing Change

 She’s off to a new home!
I hope they enjoy her 🙂







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  1. Judith says:

    So creative and fun! Love the color 🙂

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