A Dixie French Provincial Dresser Makeover by Vintage Charm Restored

This beautiful solid wood Dixie French Provincial Dresser has had a gorgeous makeover… Sometimes my pieces have to sit a while.  And this one finally spoke to me.  All the details what would I do?

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American Paint Company truly makes a wonderful paint.  I have been so impressed with the coverage and the consistency.  I love using it.  It is a bit creamier straight from the can, but I just pour it in my little bowl add a touch of water and it’s perfect!! That my friends means you are getting the most product for your money!! Adding water to thin it a bit means there’s still a lot left in that quart!! And that’s making me a happy girl.  But I digress… I used Surfboard.  I could just stop with that, but I decided to add Home Plate in also for a small accent color.  I also used Modern Masters Warm Silver.  And dark wax to pull out the green undertones.  You may have noticed a time or two that this color is one of my favorites.  And it’s the perfect aqua if you just use a straight clear wax or top coat.  Love Love!!








Sides of drawers I used a metallic wrapping paper and mod -podged the drawers.  Little fun touch when you open…




I finally brought in my color display to the shop Kiss & Make-up Boutique in McKinney… go visit and get your paint!! And this little gem is there too- For Sale!!






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  1. Lori, the dresser is gorgeous! I do love that Surfboard color- I think it would be perfect for so many different projects! The sides of the drawers add the perfect little pop to this dresser- loving them, and the whole thing. I’ll have to check out the shop next time I’m in McKinney! 🙂

  2. Kathryn Cain says:

    Love the color. So interested in apc I have been using ascp but would prefer a American paint . If it preforms as well

  3. Jackie says:

    Absolutely beautiful finish & details, Lori! I will have to try American Paint Co. products. That is fantastic that they are zero VOC, etc. I work in McKinney, so I will have to check out your display one of these days…

  4. I absolutely love it Lori. The paper on the drawers is over the top cool! That is a lot of work girl.

  5. Oh MY GOSH! The little peek-a-boo animal print is totally awesome Lori! As always — YOU ROCK! xoxo

  6. I love the way you did the sides of the drawers when you pull them out. What a nice surprise – great work from Linda @ Hello I Live Here

  7. Angela says:

    Oh my stars! Yessss! Warm Silver is AWESOME…perfect with Surfboard! <3<3<3

  8. dee says:

    Lori, it looks like you used silver paint with the plymouth rock on the other project. I have never used this paint always used anne sloane. Iwould like to try this paint, but i do not see the silver color? pls response. thanks

  9. dee says:

    where can we purchase the paint? we are located in louisiana. thanks

    • Lori says:

      Hi Dee,

      I do not sell the silver Modern Masters Metallic paint- you can purchase that online on Amazon. I use Oyster and Warm Silver a lot.
      But you are absolutely welcome to purchase the American Paint colors from me here- https://vintagecharmrestored.com/welcome-to-the-vintage-charm-restored-store

      Let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you. Lori

      {I sent this by email as well.}

      • dee says:

        Hi Lori! my paint came in and I love it!! especially the oyster color. i would like to paint my 3 drawer french provincial with the surfbord (not sure of the name) and do it exactly (as much as possible) as the one you have done. Please I need your guidance on what color to use. Thank you again.


  10. Karen says:

    This is just gorgeous. GORGEOUS!! I love the details, especially the Zebra striped drawers! Thank you so much for sharing at Redouxinteriors Lori!

  11. brbraroe says:

    This piece is just as beautiful as the pink piece and the zebra stripes are perfect.

  12. I love your re-do–the zebra paper was a great touch!

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  14. TERRI TURNER says:

    Hi Lori

    What a great site. I just stumbled on it today. I live in Australia (down under) Melbourne. Unfortunetly we are behind the times here. Chalk paint is not available.. I am so jealous.. Keep up the good work.

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