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Gray Farmhouse Dresser

I have a confession to make: I think I have a problem.  A serious addiction… to gray.

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This obsession is fairly new; it mostly reared its ugly pretty head within the last two years or so, but it is serious, nonetheless.  It started with a gray house, but it certainly didn’t stop there.  It emerged as a gray mirror, then moved its way to a gray armoire, a gray room, and (most recently) a gray crib.  And those are just the highlights…  I thought about fighting it or getting help, but I decided that for now, I’ll just embrace it.

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I feel a little guilty because I actually shared this same dresser last month.  It originally came out of my grandmother’s attic (and was an antique long before she had it), painted a seriously intense orange.  I painted it seven or eight years ago so that it looked like this.

green dresser

I liked it.  A lot, actually.  But the green just didn’t have a place in my house any more…  This gray, however, is divine.  Plus, it was time to actually strip the poor dresser (I found 6 different layers of paint/stain underneath my green!!).  Now the finish (Pebble Beach by Country Chic Paint) is smooth and lovely.

Gorgeous gray farmhouse dresser makeover using Country Chic Paint in Pebble Beach at maisondepax.com #redo #diy #painted dresser #antique #refinished #refurbished #distressed #wax #wood #rustic

I love the antique (and highly imperfect) details, like the old keyholes, which I distressed a little to mimic natural use.

Gorgeous gray farmhouse dresser makeover using Country Chic Paint in Pebble Beach at maisondepax.com #redo #diy #painted dresser #antique #refinished #refurbished #distressed #wax #wood #rustic

And since there’s not a sharp corner on this dresser (the wood is far too worn for a fancy, crisp finish), I distressed the edges, as well.

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As you can see, I left the wood top (which I had sanded clean during the first makeover years ago) natural.  And gave the entire piece a coat of clear wax followed by a light coat of dark Briwax to warm it up just a tad.

Gorgeous gray farmhouse dresser makeover using Country Chic Paint in Pebble Beach at maisondepax.com #redo #diy #painted dresser #antique #refinished #refurbished #distressed #wax #wood #rustic

And finished it off with delicate pink glass knobs (from Hobby Lobby).

Gorgeous gray farmhouse dresser makeover using Country Chic Paint in Pebble Beach at maisondepax.com #redo #diy #painted dresser #antique #refinished #refurbished #distressed #wax #wood #rustic

Speaking of the pink, can anyone guess where this farmhouse dresser is going?  I’ll give you a hint: it’s the perfect height for a changing table.

Gorgeous gray farmhouse dresser makeover using Country Chic Paint in Pebble Beach at maisondepax.com #redo #diy #painted dresser #antique #refinished #refurbished #distressed #wax #wood #rustic

But the best part is that this gorgeous gray could go anywhere in almost any home.  What do you think?  Could you find a spot for this beauty?

Disclaimer: As a part of the Country Chic Paint blogger squad, I do receive compensation in the form of goods and products from Country Chic Paint, but, as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

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Comments

  1. Hello! Beautiful gray dresser! Love it, great job! You and me both girl, with the gray! It has just swept me away. We moved into this house a year and a half ago and all, if not most of my furniture had to go. You know how we are, so I ordered a white slip covered sofa, two bergere chairs in white and have added a chippy french bistro chair and other vintage pieces. BUT – when I started accessorizing it was GRAY that struck me – and now I guess I’m just in love! You’re not alone…..and you’re in good company! I must ask, though, where did you get that gray, large clock – I need it!

    Have a blessed day!
    Cathy

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      I’m SO glad to know I’m not alone, Cathy! It really has me hooked… and I bet your home is lovely. White and gray – can’t go wrong! The clock I ordered through Antique Farmhouse (http://www.antiquefarmhouse.com/); if you go there, you can sign up to receive their emails with their daily deals. Their products change every day, but I couldn’t resist that big gray clock either! Maybe they’ll repeat it sometime? Good luck finding one!!

  2. The pebble beach is so pretty Rachel!! And the distressing is perfect. Amazing job:) Happy Mother’s Day weekend!!

  3. This is amazing. I love using a light gray for furniture, it is so calming. The accessories to help decorate this space are great. The little details are what add to this and makes it wonderful. You do the distressed finish so well!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Oh thank you, Emily! I so appreciate your sweet comment. I have so much fun pulling it all together. :)

  4. Love this color! It is simply gorgeous!

  5. I love the color choice here and the hardware is gorgeous!! Lovely!!

  6. Nice job. Grey was a good choice. The green was nice to. :) First time visiting your blog and like it!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      I’m so glad you came by!! I love the gray, too. :) Thank you for your sweet comment; I hope you’ll be back often!

  7. Kristi@MyWeeklyHabit says:

    This dresser is beautiful! It is a style that transcends time and will look great for years to come. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Gray is such a popular color in design these days. I love it too! I am planning on doing my son’s room in gray. Love the dresser transformation!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Good choice, Lisa. ;) I obviously can’t get enough of the gray… I’m sure your son’s room will be fantastic. Thanks so much for the sweet comment!

  9. This is absolutely stunning! fabulous color choice. I love the gray. It looks perfect.

  10. What a beautiful transformation! Pinned :)

  11. Love the gray! It’s beautiful! We would love for you to share with us at Your Designs This Time!
    http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/05/designs-time-no-10/

  12. It’s beautiful. And I’m stuck on grey too. Whenever I’m picking paint colours I just naturally gravitate to it :)

  13. Be still my heart, I ADORE that dresser!! So glad you went with gray, it’s beautiful!

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