White and Gold French Dresser and Nightstand

We did great with our timeframe for getting Brie into her new room before Thanksgiving (click here to see part 2) all we have left is shoe molding and painting the ceiling sheetrock repairs… I want to finish those two things before I show you the final reveal… but it looks FAB.U.LOUS!

However, this is the new dresser and nightstand set I picked up for her. The dresser is in great shape and even has partitions in some of the drawers to help keep everything in its place!

BEFORE (sorry, forgot to put all of the drawers back in)

And the cute little matching nightstand… if only there had been two!


I knew I wanted this set painted Pure White (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), the white just POPS against the freshly painted grey walls! I am generally not a “gold” person when it comes to hardware but the white / gold / grey combination just works perfectly!


I distressed it ever so slightly, but it did take 3 coats of pure white to cover the original finish the way I wanted it to…

You can see the sheen from the wax top coat if you look at the top of the dresser in the picture above… it’s so smooth! I waxed it with Annie Sloan Clear Wax and buffed with a soft cloth.


I absolutely love the finish on the handles. I cleaned them off really good with Formula 409 and a bristle brush and let them air dry. After they dried completely I sprayed them with Krylon 18kt Gold paint (3-4 light coats), this paint applies beautifully… I even sprayed a few pinecones with it for holiday decorations!

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I did the same process for the little nightstand, however I painted the inside with some leftover custom blue chalk paint… I never throw away any leftover custom colors as I always seem to have a small something I can use it on. I gave her a silver tray for the top to put her water glass on at night… we had some issues with the last table that I would rather not repeat with this one.


Brie loved the soft pop of blue on the inside of the nightstand. I do need to get a basket to go in there though as she uses this space for her drawing supplies and it tends to look a little junky.

I also sprayed a mirror and some frames she had in her old room in the same Krylon Gold… the gold just looks gorgeous with the grey walls and coordinates with the dresser perfectly!


Pop in some pictures of friends and family and it becomes a wonderful focal point that she gets to enjoy all of the time!


I also purchased this snow leopard print bean bag from Pottery Barn Teen (they were on sale recently), she sits in it just about every day and draws or plays with friends… she REALLY loves it!


I hope to be done with her room very soon so I can share it with you! I love it so much I’m tempted to take it over for myself Sarcastic smile

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time…

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  1. I love the way the dresser and bedside table turned out! It is gorgeous! And that mirror! Can’t wait to see the whole room. Love your site. No wonder the other French Hen (Jeannie) told me she joined you yesterday! Hope you will visit the French Hen’s Nest and join us soon. We found you at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.

    Linda at The French Hen’s Nest


  2. How wonderful. I love the gold hardware. I actually just redid a french provincial desk and stripped the paint off the hardware to reveal the gold. Gold is coming back big time and I’m surprised to say I really love it 😉 It looks wonderful on the white.


  3. What an absolutely unique piece of work(s)! Not only that but the staging of the wall above it is perfect. I found you today on Primitive and Proper and I am so happy that I did. I look forward to seeing more.


  4. Susan, I LOVE your updated dresser – very posh. The hardware really pops against that white and with the gilded frame hanging above…divine! I’m certain you’ve got yourself a very happy daughter 🙂


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