This was another HUGE Estate Sale score in my book! The best Estate Sale I’ve ever been to and the weird thing was NO ONE was buying anything! I usually go to Estate Sales on the last day because the prices are marked down so I just assumed all the furniture I was interested in was already spoken for. Wrong! Everything was still there! Two complete bedroom sets full of french provincial furniture, mid-century dressers and vanity’s, gorgeous wingback chairs, you name it! I wish I could have bought everything in that house. But I scored this bedroom set (mirror not pictured) for $175! I ended up being hired out to refinish it for a friend of mine and she decided to go with the color, Paris Grey.
I started with the nightstand and instantly fell in love with the soft grey! Good choice, Kim!
After 2 coats of Paris Grey, we decided to add a little pop of color in the grooves of the furniture. Using an artist brush I carefully added in some Annie Sloan Provence along the grooves. Afterwards I went back over the Provence with a white wash so it looked more blended and not so bold.
Using another craft brush, I painted the hardware in Annie Sloan’s Pure White.
With my hand sander and 320 grit sandpaper, I lightly sanded the surface to give it a smooth finish.
I waxed the dresser and mirror (what I did with the nightstands is coming next). If you need help with waxing and want to watch a video, click here.
I’m a HUGE fan of Annie Sloan Wax, however, on high traffic areas I prefer polyurethane. In my experience, the polyurethane holds up slightly better than wax. I’m excited for my friend but so sad to see this set go! It was a fun flip for sure! I’ll always be on the look out for more French Provincials!