Blue Painted French Provincial Dresser

Have a french dresser you want to paint? Check out this blue painted french provincial dresser with gold hardware for some inspiration and how to tips.

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before 6 drawer french provincial dresser with mirror

This is what this dresser looked like before. It was a typical vintage dresser, but needed a face lift to get rid of scratches, dings and dents in the finish.

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Blue Painted French Provincial Dresser Makeover

  1. Prep
  2. Prime
  3. Paint with Blue Chalk Paint
  4. Topcoat
  5. Paint Hardware Gold

For this project we used:

Prep Supplies
Paint Sprayer
Jitterbug Country Chic Paint 
Peacoat Country Chic Paint
My favorite Polyurethane in Satin 
Rub N Buff
Country Chic Paint Painting Sponge


We started out by prepping the piece as we always do and cleaning the dresser with Krud Kutter and a damp rag.

Learn how to prepare furniture for paint here!


I was 99% sure this dresser would give me problems with bleed through too, especially since I sanded down past the finish in quite a few places.

So I made sure to take the dresser outside and spray a couple of coats of shellac on it before I started to paint anything.

I like to use shellac for this because shellac dries clear, so I can distress to my heart’s content without having some other color show up between my finish and the wood.


Once I was ready to paint, I mixed 2 parts of Jitterbug to 1 part of Peacoat.

This paint is from Country Chic’s Paint line and I just love it!

It is a clay based paint (just like chalk paint) that is super environmentally friendly.

These are two of my favorite colors from them, and they mixed together perfectly.

Check out this other Navy Blue Dresser that was painted in Peacoat Blue.

Since I love to spray my paint on, I mixed up the paint, and thinned it into my spray gun.

You can learn about Using a Paint Sprayer to Paint a Dresser here!

I seriously love my paint sprayer so much!

closeup of light distressing on the edges of the dresser

If you’re tired of brush strokes on your furniture, or if you’re tired of taking so much time to paint one piece of furniture, you really need to look into purchasing a sprayer.

Here’s my list of the best hvlp paint sprayers.

Once it was sprayed (I believe it took 2-3 coats), I lightly distressed the edges.

Learn more about how to distress furniture here!


And then I finished it up with multiple coats of my favorite poly to give the finish extra durability.

Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!

And learn all about the different options for Topcoat for Painting Furniture here!

Paint Hardware

The hardware got a quick makeover with Rub N Buff wax.

This stuff is soo amazingly easy to use and it creates a really nice finish. And it’s not just for hardware.

closeup of the french provincial hardware with rub n buff finish

I’ve used it for accents on furniture details, and I know others have used it for so many different things. And it comes in so many different colors.

As for the mirror, I used the painters sponge to hand paint the frame, (without getting brush marks) then I distressed it and sealed it with poly as well.

And that’s the makeover!

And please share this makeover with your friends, family, or fellow furniture painters! I sure do appreciate all the likes, comments, and shares!! So thank you so much!

closeup of blue painted french provincial dresser with gold french provincial pulls
blue painted french provincial dresser with mirror and gold pulls

before and after of the french provincial dresser

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One Comment

  1. Linda Van Asveld says:

    Just…wow! Beautiful color!!

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