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Painted Dresser Set -Oysters On The Half Shell

Oysters on the halfshell

After a much needed Hiatus, may I introduce the latest creation to the hand painted furniture collection.
A sweet vintage french provincial painted dresser set dubbed:
“Oysters On The Half Shell”

Painted Dresser Set in Annie Sloan and Modern Masters metallics paints

This rescued painted dresser set was in much need of some redo love,
the matching four drawer dresser was claimed for a custom paint job for a client,
and did not make the addition to this group.
 You may have seen some before photos of me working on the sister piece over on Instagram,
what a mess these pieces were in when I picked them up….
Dripping with peeling stain that was improperly slathered over the original paint.
What a job let me tell you…
Inspired by creating something beautiful from within,
The Oyster theme just slam dunk hit me.
 And a perfect set of pearls for coastal decor, was produced.
And we all know….a Southern girl always needs a good set of pearls….
 This custom color combination was created with
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck egg,  Paris Grey,
and Old White trim,
with a smidgen of Ce Ce Caldwell’s
New Orleans Purple
in the carvings.
  Modern Masters metallic was used with Warm Silver
for the hardware and edging,
 and Pearl in the painted drawer detail
and along the tops outer edge.
The bodies were waxed, and buffed to a smooth as butter finish,
with some added aging powder.
the tops were sealed with a topcoat for durability.
 I could have chosen to spray this dresser set,
as I am really dying to try out my new present,
 my Graco sprayer….
 But I really wanted the added texture only a brush can produce
to create the dimension I was trying to achieve
to mimic the streaks and striations in the natural oyster shell.
Some added bling to the inside of the drawers….
 um..yes please.
This vintage french provincial was created by Henredon Fine Furniture.
And a little furniture lore –
Henredon has four factories operating in North Carolina.
Two located in High Point and Mt. Airy which handle upholstery,
one in Spruce Pine that deals with case goods,
and the Morgantown facility is main headquarters.
“Henredon was founded in Morgantown, North Carolina in 1945
by four men determined to build furniture of custom quality.
Henredon has always taken a leadership role in manufacturing some of the finest furnishings available.
Our success is based on the talent and effort of the individuals that work for Henredon.
Today, among people of discriminating taste, the name Henredon represents the best.”

Hope you all enjoyed the dresser set “Oysters On The Half Shell”

I highly recommend Modern Masters Metallics paint for vintage furniture revamping it really lends your piece some Pop!

…..”Make Everyday Your Masterpiece!”