"The last time I saw Paris"

By Tracey Cardenas at Tracey's Treasures of Southampton in Southampton Township, NJ.

This gorgeous JB Van Sciver dresser was my first choice of picks in a recent partnership with my local Habitat for Humanity. She had beautiful bones to start with, but just look at her now!!  She needed some basic minor repairs and new hardware and then the rest is pure fun and fancy!! I started with Annie Sloan Duck Egg and Old Ochre to adorn all those wonderful curves. The drawer fronts were decoupaged with a darling Paris themed wall paper border I picked up in my travels. And since sometimes I don’t know when to stop once I get started I added some raised stencil and pinstripes so her side view would hold your attention almost as much as her front!  After all a girl needs as much bling in her swing as she can muster some days! I used both clear and dark wax to accentuate all those fancy details and added just a bit of French inspired stenciling on the top drawers to give her another hidden "surprise inside".  Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this lovely lady in her boudoir every morning?

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Products Used

  • Annie Sloan Duck Egg & Old Ochre
  • Annie Sloan Clear & Dark Wax

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