Jan 9, 2013

A Black French Provincial Dresser for Hannah

Remember the desk I painted for Hannah in the fall? Well, here is her completed matching dresser.

Painted black dresser

I first brought it home in November, I think, and gave it a good sanding. At this point, it was all in pieces, because my father-in-law had taken it apart in preparation for regluing it. It was fairly rickety to start out with. He didn't end up regluing it until just before Christmas. So, last week I brought it home and got to work.

Here it is after sanding and regluing. It's pretty sturdy now!

I painted it in the same manner as I did her desk. I wasn't thinking I would paint the inside of the drawers on this one, because they were in decent shape, but then Hannah asked me if I would. And honestly, I think it just brings the whole dresser up a notch from ordinary to perfect for a young teenage girly-girl.

drawers painted hot pink

I used Behr's Premium Plus Paint and Primer in one in a semi-gloss tinted with Glidden's Onyx black. That shade of black is black, but if you are looking for a black-black it's maybe not the shade you want to go with. I wish I could tell you the shade of pink, but it was a mistint. The handles were painted with Rustoleum's "Dark Steel" spray paint. It's lovely paint and goes on like a dream.

And to give you a bit of a teaser, here's a sneak peak of a desk that I started just before Christmas. I still have to put the finishing touches on it. Hopefully soon I will be able to show it to you! I love how it's turning out.


  1. What a beautiful dresser! LOVE the black with the pink inside drawers!

  2. The dresser turned out so cute as well as the desk!
    I love the black & pink color combo, Hannah must be having fun every time she opens the drawers!

    Your next desk looks beautiful too, can't wait to see the whole picture:)

  3. How beautiful and I just love that pop of color. Brilliant.

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  4. It's gorgeous just like the desk - I live the pop of pink.

    I think it's too late and I'm too tired to be looking at posts on my iPhone as I saw the beautiful black dresser and scrolled down and for a minute I thought "wow that dresser looked so good black don't tell me she painted it white and distressed it" as I looked at the before picture. Uh duh!

  5. You are right, the pink does take it up a notch! Beautiful!

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  7. I think I might paint the inside part of the drawer in my kitchen. When my husband leaves the drawer open I can see a pop of color instead of the wood. Great idea! I am hosting my very first link party. I would love it if you could link up.


  8. This is so fun! Love the pop of color and that hardware looks amazing!

  9. Wow, I love this! I wish I had a daughter to do this for...only boys here. I like the idea of painting the outside of the drawers a fun color!

  10. Beautiful black and pink dresser!! Love pieces that POP and this POPS!! :) Great work :) <3 Grannie

  11. Very pretty! I plan to do this to the dresser I bough for Sweet P, except the inside of the drawers will be yellow to match her nursery

  12. beautiful chest of drawers! The pink is really pretty.

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  14. Love the elegant and girlie dresser! Gotta go look at all my dressers and see which ones I can paint the drawers pink.

  15. Sweet! I love the pink inside!
    I may have to do that to the chest of drawers I'm painting. :)

  16. FarmGirls Fun FindingsMarch 11, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    how did you paint the drawers inside and out and not have issues with the drawers sticking? I love the pop of color! just worried they would stick after painting them.

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  18. Beautiful! You are very talented. I hope to do this with my preteens dressers. Thanks for the idea!