A while back I painted a dresser in a shabby chic style, and named her Shabby Shabby.
I wasn't sure I loved Shabby Shabby. My hubby hubby was the instigator for that piece. He likes things with a ton of distressing and character. I like distressed, and I certainly like character. So I did that piece for him. And he loved it. And lots of other people loved it! Which kinda made me love it.
It got pinned a ton on pinterest - more so than any other piece I've done. So now I love it even more.
So here is Shabby Shabby's big sister. The better looking sister if you ask me.
Again, she is heavily distressed. But not quite as heavily. I left more big areas of the white paint in tact on the body. But I still went pretty crazy with the electric sander.
Yum. Did you notice her beautiful bowed front? And that nice carved detail under the top drawers? She is mighty pretty!
And I LOVE the color of her drawers. I did a custom piece for someone in this color and loved it, so I used up the extra on this. It's a mix of Annie Sloan's Florence, Napoleonic Blue and Provence. I dry brushed some plain old Provence on there too, to add the beachy white washed look.
I decided to white wash the hardware on her also. I just brushed on some old white, let it sit a bit, till it was almost dry, then wiped off the high spots with a wet cloth.
And she was finished with a coat of clear wax.
Incredibly easy, and quite lovely if I do so say myself!