Gray Dresser {Annie Sloan French Linen}

Tuesday / 11 comments
I'm working on my daughter's room the next few weeks.  So excited to show you all the cute projects!  I started with her dresser that I painted with the new Annie Sloan Chalk paint color-French Linen.



I bought her dresser for $10 at a garage sale.  It's all wood but just needed a little update.


If you remember a few months ago I got the grand idea to mod podge fabric to the dresser.  Which was adorable but I should have listened to my Mother because as soon as she saw the finished dresser she said "Don't you think E will pick the fabric off?"  I totally scoffed at the thought of my sweet baby ever being so destructive.


Fast forward a couple of months and she totally started picking the fabric off while she was supposed to be napping.


I scraped/peeled off all the fabric and then sanded the glue off the fronts.  I don't know how the three year old managed to pick the fabric off because it was HARD to get off.  Two coats of Annie Sloan French linen later and I had a new dresser (again)!  I do like that it's more neutral.


I waxed on two coats of Minwax Finishing wax instead of the Annie Sloan Soft wax.  I was almost out of the soft wax and I found the Minwax wax for $10 at the Home improvement store.  I figured it was worth a try.  I bought the natural color which looks pinkish in the tin but rubs on clear.  It totally smells the same and the dresser feels the same afterward.  I think the biggest difference is that the Annie Sloan wax is much easier to work with and really soft.  So if you are doing something that has lots of curves and crevices than I would use the AS soft wax but the Minwax worked great on the mostly flat dresser.


Love the more neutral grey.


I made some little tags with some silver glitter hearts and leftover bookpage hearts.  Ellie can't read but her brothers and Dad help her put away her laundry so hopefully the tags will help keep her room super organized!  A Mom can dream!


Have your kids ever ruined one of your painting or craft projects?

11 comments:

  1. Brook it's so soft and lovely. Love seeing the 3 yr old destruction, honestly kids find a way to leave their mark on everything! Nice makeover and it will serve her well for years to come.

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  2. Tell me about it! My almost three year old is the queen of destruction! If something can be taken apart, she'll do it. I love the grey though! I've been thinking about painting some tables one of the ASCP greyish colors, so it's nice to see a finished product! The dresser was definitely cute before though, but it all worked out! :)

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  3. I love it. I love the color. Very soft and restful.

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  4. seriously, you need to pcs near us again so I can go yard saleing with you (is that a word) $10?!?! Looks beautiful and I love the tag idea!!!!! You will have to visit my blog next week, you will not believe what Matt made Cera for her b-day. hint its from Ana-White so you know it is amazing AND I am so excited that I just might be getting the same craft table as you, yeah!!!!

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  5. I've had more than one great Mod Podge idea that didn't wind up being as perfect as I thought it would. Love what you've done with it!

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  6. [...] down.  Less toys, less stuff, calmer furniture, peaceful, serene.    I started by painting the dresser Ellie ruined, French linen grey .  Then I painted her bookcase the same French linen grey with a Pure white stencil.  Love [...]

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  7. [...] like to say that the tray is still sitting cute on Ellie’s dresser holding her treasures but it’s not!  She left it alone for like 5 minutes and has been [...]

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  8. [...] the gray color.  It matches really well with her dresser and bookcase that I refinished earlier this [...]

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  9. [...] After applying the stencil I painted the zig zags with ASCP in French Linen. The same color I used on Ella’s dresser and bookcase. [...]

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  10. [...] But hey, what about this classy gray? Annie Sloan French Linen? Via [...]

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  11. How many, I did a endtable with maps of Ireland for my son, and they started pulling and peeling ..it had three coats of Modpodge...I started my grand daughter on vintage handbags....she pulled all the pretty tassels on the bottom. Cut the value in halve...but still prety...and my cast iron bed..every little end on the brass section has disappeared...I am very careful now...

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