Romantic Painted Metallic Dresser

by | Jan 15, 2020

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It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to paint a french provincial piece like this romantic metallic dresser. 

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It’s hard to believe I used to paint whole bedroom sets of this type of furniture about 10 years ago when I first started this business.  It has become so difficult to locate this style in the raw here in Texas! 

I believe my last french provincial piece was Rust and Roses…..and oh my gosh that dresser got so much attention.  In fact…it made it as Miss May in the 2020 Dixie Belle Calendar!!  You can see that HERE.

Ok. Back to THIS metallic dresser…the traditional yellowed ivory went completely dark and dramatic with the use of just two Dixie Belle chalk paint colors…

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Dixie Belle Caviar topped with their Moonshine Metallics in Rozay!

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I painted the entire piece in two coats of Caviar. I then topped with a single coat of Rozay using a pouncing technique.  

This technique leaves texture behind which adds depth and interest to your furniture. 

It also gives a “see-through” appearance allowing the black to show through leaving shadows…which is exactly what I wanted. 

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 I then enhanced all insets and edges using a brush and a combination of Vega decor wax by Redesign with Prima and Best Dang Wax in Black by Dixie Belle.  

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You can see from this up close side view how much depth the dark wax added to this drawer front.  

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This piece did require two of the handles to be replaced as the others were lost.  I pulled from my stockpile….and drilled new holes that you can see here

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….and the new handles completely covered the old holes so I didn’t even need to fill them!  Bonus!

I added stripes along the bottom using the Vega wax.  Wax stripes are so easy!!!  You can learn more about them on my blog over this little nightstand

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The entire piece is sealed with Dixie Belle Paint’s Top Coat in Satin!  Don’t you love the metallic sheen?

Romantic Painted Metallic Dresser by Tracey's Fancy
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Romantic Painted Metallic Dresser by Tracey's Fancy
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Romantic Painted Metallic Dresser by Tracey's Fancy
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I love the Moonshine Metallic paints!  I’ve done many pieces with them…..the china cabinet using Pacific, the rust and roses dresser using Deep Woods and the Marilyn bed using Gold Digger…to name a few.  

I hope you are inspired to try the metallic paints!  You don’t have to paint the entire piece…just use it as an accent to add a little fancy glamour to your home!

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XOXO, 
Tracey

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13 Comments

  1. Carolyn Thurman

    Dresser is beautiful, except for the stripes on the bottom. That for me is just not needed. However, the one you did in pink with roses is more my style. Simply gorgeous. I have a dresser very similar to this, the mirror was missing when I received it. I only wish I had the talent and space to do this. Keep doing what you are doing, you are very talented.

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  2. Sue McNeill

    Tracey, your Romantic Metalic Dresser is fabulous! It has a beautiful rich look! This would look great with my new bedroom colors. Definitely something I’ll want to do!

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  3. Lynn Weiser

    This is gorgeous! And it fits the style of furniture perfectly – I will definately try this in the future. Great Job!

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  4. Gloria S Fields

    I love it !! Very unique and different !!

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  5. Carol J Stepp

    this metallic dresser is absolutely gorgeous. almost a mixture of purple and silver, although I know you didn’t use those colors. I am so impressed with
    your painting and decorating skills.

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  6. Leslie

    Tracey, you did it again! What a soft romantic piece with a touch of sassy to it. This would look good in any room. I need to try some of these technics. Kudos!!!!

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  7. Carla Alvarado

    OMG girlfriend, You need to have your own TV show. You are the San Antonio of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Your talent is off the charts.

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    • Karolyn Love

      I was just thinking the same thing!

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  8. Lori Otto

    I love the dresser design and colors that you used. I think the Rosy Paint and Vega metallic wax really set this dresser into the next level of perfection. It is just beautiful.

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  9. Lynn Avery

    Tracey this is Amazingly beautiful!! Colors and techniques r the bomb!!!
    Lynn~????‍?

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  10. Terri Higginbotham

    Wow it’s just beautiful & I especially love the stripes. I watched the video of how you made those wax stripes. I will definitely be using stripes when I paint whether it’s a big or a small project. It’s hard getting started because I don’t have very many brushes & definitely limited paint I love black white & gold combination so that’s where I’m starting. Any recommendations on size & brands of brushes. Also where you get your transfers.

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Hi Terri! Thanks for all your sweet words! I ALWAYS use Dixie Belle brushes – they are my absolute favorite. My “go-to” brushes are the flat medium and the mini. I love the ReDesign with Prima transfers and you can find several HERE.

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  11. Karolyn Love

    She is GORGEOUS, just gorgeous! You did a spectacular job bringing her from truly a not so pretty duckling (can’t call her ugly!) into an absolute beauty!!! You always amaze me with your design vision!

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