French Provincial Dresser

By Carol Buck, Co owner at Have Brush Will Travel in Virginia Beach, VA.

This lovely lady required complete stripping prior to painting. This revealed all the fabulous nooks and crannies. The dresser was painted 3 coats of Cyberspace gray. After looking at the dresser, decided she needed something more. Made a custom black glaze with Behr Faux Glaze and applied to all the layers of mouldings French Provincial's are known for! What a difference it made!

Applied 4 coats of polyacrylic to seal and protect the dresser. 

The original top was too damaged to save, so we used it as a template for a new top. The new top was sanded and stained with GF Java gel stain. 9 coats of MinWax polyacrylic was applied. We sanded after every 3rd coat. The end result was a finish that was as butter!


Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesShades of Gray

Color Recipe

  • Sherwin Williams Cyberspace paint
  • 4 part Behr Faux Glaze
  • 3 part Americana Decoart Black

Products Used

  • Sherwin Williams Cyberspace
  • MinWax Polyacrylic
  • GF Java Gel Stain
  • Behr Faux Glaze
  • Americana DecoArt Black
  • D. Lawless Hardware