Shabby Shabby's Big Sister


A while back I painted a dresser in a shabby chic style, and named her Shabby Shabby.  


I wasn't sure I loved Shabby Shabby.  My hubby hubby was the instigator for that piece.  He likes things with a ton of distressing and character.  I like distressed, and I certainly like character.  So I did that piece for him.  And he loved it.  And lots of other people loved it!  Which kinda made me love it.  


It got pinned a ton on pinterest - more so than any other piece I've done.  So now I love it even more.


So here is Shabby Shabby's big sister.  The better looking sister if you ask me.


Again, she is heavily distressed.  But not quite as heavily.  I left more big areas of the white paint in tact on the body.  But I still went pretty crazy with the electric sander.




















Yum.  Did you notice her beautiful bowed front?  And that nice carved detail under the top drawers?  She is mighty pretty!

And I LOVE the color of her drawers.  I did a custom piece for someone in this color and loved it, so I used up the extra on this.  It's a mix of Annie Sloan's Florence, Napoleonic Blue and Provence.  I dry brushed some plain old Provence on there too, to add the beachy white washed look.


I decided to white wash the hardware on her also.  I just brushed on some old white, let it sit a bit, till it was almost dry, then wiped off the high spots with a wet cloth.





















And she was finished with a coat of clear wax.  

Incredibly easy, and quite lovely if I do so say myself!






















The end!