Before I get to the Country Grey dresser, let me share my stairway update. I whitewashed my stairs a few years ago (Lighter Steps – A Stairway Makeover) and added a stencil onto the stair risers. They looked great and have worked well over the past few years. However, the wash on the treads has been wearing off and they are more than overdue for another coat of wash. I became tired of the old look and since I needed to re-whitewash them anyway, I decided to go with something new. A brighter blue on the risers with a new stencil.
Here they are in progress and you can see how the wash has worn off. I actually am surprised that with all of the daily use that any of the wash has remained at all! Don’t worry, the blue is toned back and looks great now 🙂
I am really liking the new look and will finish and reveal tomorrow.
Before I go, do you remember the Country Grey French Dresser? It is still available for sale on Etsy. It is a beautiful piece and I am very curious as to why it hasn’t sold. Do you think I should change the drawer pulls to glass? I would love to hear your advice!
I think glass pulls would look much better. Its a beautiful dresser and you did a wonderful job
I love the dresser, but would love it more with different pulls or maybe just first try giving them the same wash so its more tone on tone.
I love it as it is!!! I don’t know why it hasn’t sold either? I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I weren’t renting our house until we get our new one built…. and I lived anywhere close to you. It’s one of my 2 all-time favorite pieces you’ve done!!
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It’s a stunning dresser Suzanne. I think you should try spray painting or chalk painting them white chalk and then distressing them around the edges and detail on the pulls. You might be pleasantly surprised. I recently sold a few pieces that had bat wing pulls that were painted. If you don’t like that look then glass or pretty ceramic knobs would look great too. I’d try the less expensive option first though if you’re going to be selling this. Hope that helps!
very pretty dresser, but I think you’re right about the pulls. I’d try painting those first so ther’s less contrast. I’m not a fan of bat wing pulls, but I like how you’ve painted over them with other pieces. Can’t wait to see your stairs. I just primed my risers and I’m debating what to do next.
I love the dresser and have looked at it a dozen times to purchase. The pulls are wonderful and authentic to the piece. Personally I would like to see the piece a
Little darker in color
Hi Lynn, thanks so much. If you would like me to re-do it for you in a darker color, shoot me an email! I would love to talk. Cheers!
Your stairs look great…..a little jealous that I don’t have any to paint. I think this is a great looking dresser, but I would change the pulls to glass or a more vintage/antique look. Just a thought, maybe a little distressing. I know not everyone is a fan of that, I thought I would through the suggestion in.
Thanks for the input! I really appreciate it and am agreeing that maybe glass pulls are the way to go. The whole piece is light and the pulls are maybe too heavy looking? Thanks!
The stairs are going to be totally fantastic when you’re finished. I love the color you chose. I don’t know why the dresser hasn’t sold yet because it’s crazy beautiful! Hope you have a great day, Coco
Thanks so much Coco! Finishing up the stairs today. It is a great project to get done in this cold weather!