Monday, January 28, 2013

Classic White

I love color and plan to showcase a lot more of it BUT I still get weak in the knees over a classic white piece {especially when it’s a curvy triple dresser with amazing hardware}.


This dresser was part of a large custom order that I completed recently.  Here’s how the piece looked when we unloaded it…

dresser before
Beautiful lines and details but an outdated finish.  I chose Creamy by Sherwin Williams, a beautiful classic white, followed by medium distressing and clear wax.  The hardware was left in it’s original finish.  Look how it just pops against the brighter white…LOVE!

My only regret was that I was not able to stage it {or the other 5 pieces} because it was SO solid and heavy.  Sometimes you just have to use the workshop photos to keep it real, I guess.  What is your go-to color for a classic white finish? 
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  1. june g1/29/2013

    Cindy you did a beautiful job on this dresser and I'm sure the other pieces are beautiful as well! Did you use a flat latex? It is really pretty. I have AS pure white but its nice to have different products depending on the project. I'm still thinking about your Smokey Mountains! June

    1. Thanks June! I used satin latex. This color was the perfect middle between Pure White (too white) and Old White (too creamy).

  2. You did such a great job! How much would you charge for something like this? Do you find the pieces and then sell them or would the buyer need to find and provide the dresser? Thanks so much!

  3. Cindy, dis you sand this dresser down before painting or did you paint over the original finish?